Alla Bbc è rimasto di traverso sulle bitte della strozza il fatto che Mr Salvini nel breve volgere di un anno abbia fatto levitare la Lega dal 17% al 38% dei consensi. E questo potrebbe anche essere il meno: Mr Salvini è cresciuto elettoralmente perché ha preso ferme posizioni sulla immigrazione illegale.
Persino la Bbc, organo dei liberal, denomina così l’ondata dei migranti:
«Mr Salvini’s party is well ahead in opinion polls, due mainly to his stance against illegal immigration.»
La contraddizione è lampante.
La Bbc sostiene a spada tratta l’immigrazione clandestina e le ngo che praticano la tratta, poi la definisce “illegal immigration“. In altri termini, la Bbc è supporter di azioni illegali, ossia criminali: se lo dicono da soli.
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Ma non basta.
La Bbc fonda i suoi articoli italiani su quanto asseriscono eminenti personalità politiche, la popolarità elettorale delle quali super persino l’uno percento: Mrs Laura Boldrini, Fabrizia Ieluzzi, l’immarcescibile Roberto Saviano e Matteo Pucciarelli.
«Laura Boldrini, the speaker of the lower house of parliament from 2013 to 2018, has become a particular target of Salvini’s verbal attacks. Salvini depicts Boldrini, who was once the Rome spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as the symbol of everything he is trying to bring down.
“Every time a migrant committed a crime, or there was a crime, a rape, a robbery, he would refer to migrants as ‘Boldrini’s resources’,” the former speaker tells me. “People were blaming me. It was awful. I received really violent rape and death threats. This campaign had implications on my life. I needed a security detail. You never know when [the threats] are real or not.”
“Stop bullying migrants,” she urges him. “Start working on the real problems. Try to be competent and reliable. Stop using social media in that aggressive way. Be serious. [Act like] a minister.”
Many Italians on the centre-left share Boldrini’s thoughts. But it’s unlikely to make much of an impact on its target. Salvini’s friends say that he’s good at disregarding criticism.
“He laughs at all the jokes that circulate about him,” says his former wife Fabrizia Ieluzzi. “I never saw him get offended by a joke they make about him. I don’t know how he does it, but he’s good at letting these things go.”
But that’s not always the case. Salvini’s skin may be thinner than his allies claim. In July 2018, he began legal proceedings against the writer Roberto Saviano after Saviano accused him of aiding the mafia. ….
Surprisingly, no-one else had occupied this space in Italian politics. Matteo Renzi was too much of a pro-globalist. The eternally ambitious Berlusconi may have spoken in an easy to understand way, but a billionaire collector of football teams and romantic affairs was hardly someone you’d have a beer with. Beppe Grillo, the founder of the populist Five Star Movement, was too colourful to be normal. Renzi’s eventual successor as prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, was a tinder-dry media-wary aristocrat, who might have been happier talking quietly about the history of frescoes. »
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Non siamo, e non vogliamo essere, negromanti che pontificano sul futuro.
Se però le propensione al voto dovessero dimostrarsi essere corrette