Italy’s Matteo Salvini and France’s Marine Le Pen confirmed their far-right alliance forward of subsequent yr’s EU elections and highlighted their anti-immigration platform to supporters.
Talking at a Northern League rally in Pontida on Sunday, Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen put up a united entrance towards Europe and “migratory submersion.” Additionally they targeted on the significance of “the individuals” and “identification” as a part of an early begin to garner assist forward of subsequent yr’s European elections.
“We’re defending our traditions, our gastronomy, our identities, our landscapes (…) we’re defending our peoples towards the flood of migrants”, stated Marine Le Pen, referring to the hundreds of migrants who’ve arrived this week on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Talking to his supporters, Salvini vowed he would do every thing that was “democratically permitted” to cease a so-called invasion.
The rally comes on the again of a go to from the top of the European Fee, Ursula Von der Lion to the Italian island of Lampedusa – which is experiencing a file variety of migrant arrivals this yr.
The political alliance between Ms Le Pen and Matteo Salvini seems to have been unbreakable over the past ten years or so and can also be a testomony to the energy of their private relationship.
In nationwide politics, Marine Le Pen is in opposition and Matteo Salvini is a part of the right-wing and far-right coalition authorities led by Giorgia Meloni. Nevertheless, whereas the French politician and her Nationwide Rally get together are flying excessive within the opinion polls, her Italian counterpart and his Northern League are languishing at 8-9% – far behind Meloni and her Italian Brotherhood.
In different phrases, one appears to wish the opposite greater than the opposite, particularly because the Nationwide Rally scored very excessive within the final two European elections.