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Eurosceptic parties in Italy surge

With a General Election due to be held in Italy towards May 2018, there could be another disaster waiting for EU globalists, as Eurosceptic parties continue to surge.

Published: November 7, 2017, 1:35 pm

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    On Sunday in Sicily, a coalition of Silvio Berlusconi, the anti-migration Northern League and the even more Eurosceptic Brothers of Italy won local elections.

    Beppe Grillo’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement came second, resulting in Eurosceptic forces banking two thirds of the vote.

    Northern League leader Matteo Salvini has hinted at abandoning the Euro completely, insisting last year that: “Everyone who votes for us will know that a Northern League government would get rid of the Euro and move back to a national currency.”

    A resurgent Berlusconi has also floated the idea of a “double currency” which would effectively mean bringing back the Italian lira for use inside the country.

    The third coalition partner, the Brothers of Italy – National Alliance [Fratelli d’Italia – Alleanza Nazionale, FdI–AN] a national-conservative political party, has come out strongly against the Treaty of Lisbon.

    There have been rumours that the Northern League may tailor their opposition to the Euro, but that remains to be seen.

    All in all, the winning coalition in Sicily goes against those forces in Italy wishing to see even deeper Eurozone centralisation, as the Five Star Movement, is also an anti-Euro party.

    The Movement is planning a referendum on Italy leaving the Euro as a “plan B”. Their candidate for Prime Minister in 2018, Luigi Di Maio, wants changes made to the Euro and if it fails, he has called for a “consultative referendum”.

    Some 34 percent of Italians actually support leaving the European Union entirely, despite the fact that no major party or political figure has championed this cause.

    Eurosceptic gains have been made everywhere from Germany to the Czech Republic, but it may be in Italy where the Eurozone project finally begins to unravel.

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