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Salvini blasts Italy’s politically biased judges

Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Thursday that a small minority of judges in Italy were making decisions based on politics, not law.

Published: June 7, 2019, 10:32 am

    Rome

    Salvini was commenting on his statements that his government would appeal against several rulings regarding its policies on security and migration. He named the judges who acted poltically, saying they should have declared themselves incompatible because of their bias on these issues.

    Salvini told Mediaset television in an interview it was however a black list of hostile judges. But he added that “I take note of the fact that, while thousands of magistrates do their jobs honestly, some act politically, they write books and go to conferences in favour of open ports for migrants.

    “Is it normal for a judge to go to a conference that is an advert for mass immigration to then judge the policies of the Interior Ministry?”.

    The President of Florence’s Appeals Court, Margherita Cassano, blasted Salvini’s statements against certain individuals. “As president of the court of appeal, I feel duty bound to intervene regarding the moral lynching directed at Luciana Breggia, who has been exposed to danger to her safety because of the serious attacks she has suffered, given the media reverberations and the multiplier effect of the social media galaxy,” Cassano told reporters.

    Salvini dryly retorted “there has been no lynching, no threats, no dossiers”. He added: “I intend to use all the instruments envisaged by the law to find out if it normal an opportune that some magistrates, who publicly take sides against the government’s policy, have adjudicated cases that involve the interior ministry.

    “I’m sorry that the CSM (Supreme Council of Magistrates) has been dragged into this, which in these weeks has other things to thin about,” Salvini said, referring to a case of alleged corruption, and nepotism which involving senior magistrates.

    “I’m working to ensure the safety and security of all Italians, magistrates included,” Salvini promised.

    On Wednesday the Italian leader said he would appeal against the Florence-based Regional Administrative Tribunal (TAR)’s recent ruling against the high-security “red zones” to be given extra policing under his recent directive.

    Under the new move, city prefects will be able to replace mayors in ordering cops to keep criminals such as drug pushers outside designated urban areas, which are to be maintained more effectively.

    Salvini, who has been placed under investigation several times for stopping migrant rescue NGO boats, has been leading a crackdown on migrants and crime.

    His strict anti-immigration policies has resulted in Salvini becoming Italy’s most popular political leader.

    In the recent European elections the League doubled, to 34 percent, the score it got in the March 2018 general election. Its government partner the 5-Star Movement (M5S), by contrast, saw its vote halved to 17 percent.

    But the government must go on, the League’s coalition partner Luigi Di Maio said after an hour-long meeting on Thursday at the premier’s office in Rome

    The two leaders want to “restart” constructive dialogue with Europe, the note said, “putting Italians back at the centre after years of passive governments”.

    Objectives include cutting taxes, a “priority to relaunch the country”, the joint statement said, adding that “extraordinary measures are needed, and no tax rise, for the development of the economy.

    “Higher revenues from IRPEF (personal income tax) and VAT, almost 8 percent, and the reduction of unemployment with respect to 2018 in the first four months of the year tell us we are on the right path”.

    Di Maio told ANSA “the government is going ahead, it was a very positive meeting with Salvini. We’re going on”.

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