10.10.2018 | End of EU? Italian eurosceptic leader Salvini sees support double since election – poll
Source - The Daily Express
The eurosceptic Interior Minister's Lega was the second most voted party at the Italian election in March 2018 with 17.4 percent of the votes.
Latest SWG polls of 1,500 Italians revealed support for the eurosceptic party had nearly doubled, hitting 30.7 percent on October 8 in an apparent sign Matteo Salvini's demands for more support from the European Union have been met with the approval of Italian voters.
Responding to the results of the latest polls on Rai3 programme Agorà on Wednesday, Mr Salvini said: "I am proud of our government. Italians understand we are doing our best.
"We will make mistakes but we will do so with our own heads not because of someone else’s orders."
He continued: "I want a Europe that does few things, including border patrols, and does them well. Certain decisions have to be made by single states alone, such as on fishing and agriculture.
"With this Government in place, Italy can no longer be considered a sucker."
Mr Salvini announced the Lega would partner up with Marine Le Pen's National Rally – formerly the National Front – in a bid to stop "enemies of Europe" like European Commission boss Jean-Claude Juncker and Commissioner Pierre Moscovici: "The real enemies of Europe are the Junckers, the Moscovicis and all those who are barricaded in the Brussels bunker."
With the European Elections scheduled for 2019, this week Mr Salvini reminded the Commission of the risks of threatening a core member state like Italy: "The Europe of bankers, founded on mass immigration and economic insecurity, keeps on threatening and insulting Italians and their Government?
"Relax, in six months 500 million voters will fire them. We keep going."
Mr Salvini and his fellow deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio launched a furious attack against Brussels over criticism of the country’s debt plans, insisting there is “no plan B” and predicting a “political earthquake” is on the horizon.