More news from the “Brussels backlog”: a story that came out a couple of weeks ago in Alerta Digital.
Many thanks to Hermes for the translation:
A delegate from the Italian Northern League in Milan proposes to keep subway coaches only for Italians due to the bad behavior of immigrants
The Northern League delegate Matteo Salvini proposed today to reserve some subway coaches in Milan only for Italians and women due to what he called the “bad behavior of immigrants”.
Salvini had no doubts about linking the increasing lack of safety in the streets with the phenomenon of immigration, to the point of declaring that “in ten years, natives from Milan will be a minority” and they will end up traveling separately in the subway just like crippled and disabled veterans in past times.
“If immigration is not stopped, then we will reach this point,” he asserted. Meanwhile, “We ask for one or two coaches to be reserved for women, taking into consideration those hundreds of complaints of aggression, sexual molestation, insults and disturbing comments they have to endure every day,” he specified.
Salvini’s provocative suggestion has generated a huge controversy in Italy, where all other political parties, and even the PDL (People of Freedom), which is one of the allies of the Northern League in the government, have rejected this proposition to separate Italians from immigrants in the future.
One of the most adamant voices was that of the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Gianfranco Fini, who stated that this proposal is contrary to the Italian constitution, which makes no distinction based on “skin colour, race or language”.
For his part, the leader of the Democratic Party, Dario Franceschini, considered that the proposal is an “awful signal” of the (political) direction that the Northern League, which is one of the current governing parties in Italy, is now taking.