Tension rises in the government. To trigger the fuse, in a context that already sees the split majority, was a confidence that Beppe Grillo made to the sociologist Domenico De Masi about the request of the Prime Minister Mario Draghi to remove Giuseppe Conte from the M5s. In the evening the denial of Palazzo Chigi arrived but in the buildings there was already an air of crisis so as to make the premier leave the NATO summit in Madrid in advance to return to Rome and participate today in the Council of Ministers which sees the issue among the topics on the table bills.
“Grillo told me that Mario Draghi asked him to remove Giuseppe Conte”. These are the words referring to the “Daily fact” by Domenico De Masi, emeritus professor of Sociology of Work at the Sapienza University of Rome, scientific coordinator of the M5S training school, after a meeting at the Hotel Forum in Rome with Beppe Grillo. “Grillo – continues De Masi – told me that he has frequent relations with Draghi. He explained to me that the Prime Minister sends him messages on things to do, on measures to be approvedin short, on the relationship to be maintained with the government ”and among the requests would also have come that“ to remove Conte because it was inadequate ”.
“I would like to clarify that Grillo had told me about these phone calls, I would like to clarify that we are a community, we work together. I find it sincerely serious that a technical premier who has had investiture with us since the beginning, interferes in the life of the political forces that support him – commented Conte -. Up to now we have always supported and continue to support it with loyalty, fairness, not hiding the difficult passages for us, which cause us suffering. I was genuinely baffled. Faced with our loyalty and fairness we have always pushed the government to be a protagonist in Italy and in Europe. We did not imagine that there were also this type of phone calls “. “It is there for all to see that I personally and the Movement are under attack, because evidently some positions are not part of the dominant thought – he added -. Here the values of democracy are at stake. Political parties, movements, are the pillar of our democratic institutions. So someone would be wrong who could enjoy these passages, or smile or laugh at these passages ”. The leader of the 5 Star Movement yesterday had a long conversation at the Quirinale with the president Sergio Mattarella. The meeting at the Quirinale with the President of the Republic was scheduled – according to what is learned – after the split of the 5-star Movement and preceded by a phone call between the Movement’s leader and the Head of State. The main topic of the conversation was therefore the division of the party, but as regards the fibrillations of the Conte government, he did not speak to Mattarella about the possibility of leaving the executive.
The denial of Draghi
The Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, “never said or asked Beppe Grillo to remove Giuseppe Conte from the M5s”, sources from Palazzo Chigi announced last night. After Conte’s statements on Draghi’s alleged interference in the dynamics of the M5s, “the government does not risk”Said the premier in a press point on the sidelines of the NATO summit underway in Madrid. “We spoke to Conte a little while ago, I looked for him, then he called me back. We will hear from you tomorrow to see you again as soon as possible, ”said Draghi.
Tensions in the majority
In addition to the friction with the 5-star movement, the majority are cracking gli attrition law school e la cannabis with the League that got in the way. “We observe with concern the continuous provocations of Pd and 5 Stelle. Instead of working in Parliament on raising pension salaries, they legalize drugs and give away easy citizenships. I add that the deep crisis of the grillini has also involved the premier and risks increasing the fibrillation. This government was not born to open the doors to the 27,000 illegal immigrants who have landed so far. We have been waiting for a long time for the tax pact for 20 million Italians hostage to Equitalia and in January we could not tolerate the return to the Fornero law “commented Lega leader Matteo Salvini in an interview in Corriere della Sera, denying, however, that he wanted to withdraw support. to the government. “Block Parliament for vote right for school and free drug is – added Salvini – against the interests of the country. We have been so far very responsible: from the war to the pandemic to the tax reform, while asserting our positions. Dialectics is the salt of democracy. However, we cannot accept a forcing that risks damaging Italy and the Italians. This Pd and 5 Star initiative, combined with easy citizenship for immigrants, is a serious attack on the government and creates a dramatic rift between the forces that support Draghi. While in the Chamber the left has decided to take this very dangerous path, in the Senate committee we have approved the fair compensation expected by the professional associations. There is a big difference, don’t you think? ”.