Monday 26 September 2022

Italians throw out their government

The BBC does not like the new Italian government, even though the new Prime Minister will be a woman. Being disliked by the BBC is usually a good thing. It's almost necessary but not sufficient evidence that something is good.

This speech by the new Italian Prime Minister is very encouraging. She ends with a quotation by GK Chesterton, who has also been accused of being a fascist. 

'Fires will be kindled to testify that two and two make four. Swords will be drawn to prove that leaves are green in summer.'

He went on,

'We shall be left defending, not only the incredible virtues and sanities of human life, but this huge impossible universe which stares us in the face.'

I am not sure how Euro-sceptic the new government is or will be allowed to be. I suspect it will be as compliant to the EU and moderate on refugees as the True Finns and the Austrian Freedom Party. 

Let's see. 

The EU intends to rule Italy as when they imposed Mario Draghi as Prime Minister. 

A British Catholic girl handing out No badges in Dublin just before the referendum on legalising abortion told me that 'In Britain opposing abortion or single sex marriage is now considered far right'. It seems the French Prime Minister thinks even restricting abortion is extremist. Elisabeth Borne has said her country will be monitoring human rights in Italy under her new government and particularly access to abortion. The Frenchwoman said on TV:
“In Europe, we have certain values and, obviously, we will be vigilant....It is a human rights value and the respect of others, namely the right to have access to abortion, [that] should be upheld by all.”

David Quinn
Pressed on how exactly Giorgia Meloni is 'far-right' on today, the interviewee pointed to her support for (drum-roll)...the family of mother, father and child. On this basis, almost every party in Europe was 'far-right' until relatively recently.

BREAKING: following the election of fascist/hard-right dictator Mussolini, Pope Francis hastily moves the Vatican out of Rome. Its new site will be China, a place where he has many friends.

1 comment:

  1. Giorgia Meloni will be out of power in a year and a half tops.