When the Cat’s Away…

In the following video, former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini points out that at the time he left office, there were no NGO migrant-rescue vessels picking up “refugees” in the Mediterranean, and now there are NINE.

Many thanks to FouseSquawk for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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00:26   I must say they have said and written everything these days.
00:32   I have kept silent because I know what they taught me
00:37   at catechism school, that at the end,
00:40   truth emerges victorious.
00:43   In any normal country, a fixed date for an election would already be set.
00:50   In any normal country.
01:02   And it’s true that in a normal country, the prime minister
01:07   doesn’t go arm in arm with Merkel asking for advice on what to do in Italy.
01:24   …and of that, what makes me proud of being different
01:29   when I say, “never” with the PD and the left,
01:33   is that I keep my word, and I never [unintelligible] with the PD and the left.
01:44   Today the secretary of the PD, Zingaretti, said that
01:48   we need to completely change our immigration policies.
02:04   A few weeks ago, there were zero NGO ships in the Mediterranean
02:11   As of this evening, there are nine NGO ships in the Mediterranean.
02:38   …unfortunately, this government that they are trying to create
02:43   is not being created in Rome, in Bergamo, in Catania or in Treviso.
02:47   This government that is being born is born in Berlin, Paris and Brussels.