Skip to Content

Italian election frontrunner Salvini vows to kick out half a million migrants

Matteo Salvini, one of the frontrunners to become Italy’s next Prime Minister, has vowed to deport half a million illegal migrants if he comes to power. Italy will go to the polls on 4 March.

Published: January 26, 2018, 6:59 am

    Read more

    “There are half a million irregular migrants in Italy. All of them need to be sent home,” he told la Repubblica newspaper.

    The Northern League chief pledged to expel 100 000 illegal migrants in his first year in power and the remaining 400 000 during the rest of his tenure.

    On Italy’s future in the EU, Salvini warned voters they can “choose between the Democratic Party that has sold off families and businesses, the chaos of the M5s (Five Star Movement) and a centre that has a common program based on the revision of the (EU) treaties”.

    He noted that the Northern League’s position was the most consistent.

    According to Reuters, a poll taken in 2013 before the migrant crisis erupted, showed that only 4 percent of Italians considered immigration as one of the two most important issues facing their country. Last year, that figure had risen to 36 percent.

    Salvini said he would seek to make Italy’s voice heard in the European Union, and if Brussels says no, “we are willing to do anything to defend the national interest”.

    “Italians are willing to disregard the rules of the Euro,” Salvini added.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.


    UK: Another 30 Muslim men charged with rape and trafficking

    Police have charged 31 Muslim men with offences including rape and trafficking after an investigation into sexual offences against children in the Huddersfield area.

    Is a Swexit on the cards for Sweden?

    StockholmThe leader of the Swedish Democrats, Jimmy Åkesson has again called for a referendum on Sweden's exit from the EU.

    Masked gangs go on a rampage in Sweden

    Swedish police reported multiple gangs of masked youths on a rampage across five major Swedish towns, burning cars in what seems like a coordinated action.

    Spat between Italy and UK intensifies over migrant taxi

    The diplomatic spat between Italy and Britain over 141 migrants currently on board a Gibraltar-flagged vessel has taken a new turn after Italy demanded that Britain take in the migrants.

    PVV member tells of gang rape by Muslims to silence her before suicide

    The HagueA city councillor in The Hague and member of Geert Wilders' Freedom Party, took her own life on Wednesday after posting a video on Facebook describing her gang-rape by Muslims.

    No Christians from Syria resettled by Britain

    The British Government recently appointed its first Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief. But the Special Envoy has done very little for Christians.

    Spain opens its borders even wider

    MadridSpain's socialist government, led by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, has promised free healthcare to migrants and has pledged to investigate every asylum claim individually.

    Neocon US senators push sanctions bill ‘from hell’ against Russia

    WashingtonA US bill was introduced in the Senate on Thursday, widely described as a new set of "crushing" sanctions against Russia. The proposed legislation includes a State Department assessment aimed at designating Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism".

    Banner against illegals end in ‘hate speech’ charges

    LyonA banner displayed during a pro-migrant march in Lyon resulted in the convocation to the police station of three participants including a prominent conservative politician of Marine Le Pen's party, Muriel Coativy.

    Three arrested in France on charges of ‘conspiring to fight Islamist danger’

    ParisTwo men and one woman were indicted on Friday, July 27, for "terrorist criminal conspiracy" as part of the investigation into the activities of the French AFO group. They are believed to have wanted to fight "against the Islamist danger".

    Go to archive