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 calls out the Democratic Party [Partito Democratico (PD); social democrats; the party of former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi] for apologizing to the French government. The “offense” for which party leaders apologized was a recent meeting in France between Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio (M5S) and Yellow Vest leaders, which caused a diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
Many thanks to He Ha for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:01||As a parliamentarian of the Italian Republic, as an Italian, I feel deeply outraged, I’m disgusted by the Democratic Party’s letter to the French Government, where they humbly apologize for the Italian Government’s stance.|
|00:13||Apologizing for what?|
|00:14||Has a French party ever apologized to Italians and to Italy, when president Macron defined us as vomiting, cynical and irresponsible?|
|00:23||No. Nobody has ever apologized to us, for France’s predatory acts in Italian economy, throughout recent years.|
|00:29||Nobody has ever apologized to us for the war in Libya waged to boycott Italy’s interests and to defend France’s interests.|
|00:35||Nobody has ever apologized to us. Do you know why?|
|00:37||Because in any other country, in periods of crisis, all parties side with their own people, whether they are parties in charge or not.|
|00:46||In such cases either you act like a patriot, or like a traitor.|
|00:50||And here in Italy we have a Democratic Party made up of traitors!|
|00:54||We already knew and this confirms it.|
|00:56||I think it’s a problem if we have a political party which is ready to side against the Italian state.|
|01:03||I hope President Mattarella will phone the Democratic Party’s leaders to remind them they represent the Italian people, not the French.