As reported in last night’s news feed, the legal case against Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini will not proceed. A Sicilian prosecutor initiating a kidnapping case against Mr. Salvini for the impounding of the migrant transport ship Diciotti. In order for the case to proceed, the Italian Senate would have had to vote to lift the interior minister’s parliamentary immunity. The
outcome depended on whether or not senators of the 5-Star Movement (M5S), Mr. Salvini’s coalition partner, were willing to be seen as impeding the course of justice. Evidently they are, because they voted against lifting his immunity.
The issue of the Diciotti is not dead, however. Giorgia Meloni is the leader of the anti-immigration party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) and a member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies. In the following video Ms. Meloni has a few choice words to say about the Diciotti and the coddling of ungrateful migrants.
Many thanks to He Ha for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||41 migrants from the ship Diciotti have sued the Italian Government|
|00:04||because they weren’t allowed to disembark immediately.|
|00:08||We let them disembark. We hosted them. We are taking care of them.|
|00:12||But we were supposed to let them disembark immediately, they say. We have become a joke.|
|00:16||Italy is treated like the world’s laughingstock. They laugh at us in the face.|
|00:22||These people were taught by the left that they have rights only, and zero duties.|
|00:28||After hundreds of thousands were allowed to arrive, to disembark, they were supported|
|00:32||on a budget of €37.50 per day. Then we found them jobs, we gave them everything they wanted.|
|00:36||Now they think things work like that! And they asked the government|
|00:40||for compensation amounting to 40,000 to 70,000 euros per head!|
|00:43||Money that millions of Italians have never seen!|
|00:47||Enough! We can’t stand this any more! We Brothers of Italy|
|00:51||want to solve the problem of illegal immigration for good.|
|00:55||We want a naval blockade off the coast of Libya to stop rafts from leaving.|
|00:59||So we’ll solve the problem of where they can be relocated.|
|01:03||We want centers to detain the illegals who arrive here,|
|01:07||and we want repatriations. Enough!