Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has refused to back down as the European Union threaten his country with sanctions after rejecting their budget.
The popular Eurosceptic Leader asked yesterday: “Has the letter from Brussels arrived? I’m waiting for one from Father Christmas too.
“We will politely talk as we have always done. We will have dialogue. I’m going to keep going. If someone thinks they can convince me that the Fornero (pension reform) is right, they can try. I’m not convinced”.
Later he insisted that he was happy to “confront Juncker, (EU Commissioner) Moscovici or whoever.”
And on Twitter he said that: “I ask respect for the Italian people.”
All’#Europa chiedo rispetto per il Popolo Italiano, visto che paghiamo ogni anno almeno 5 miliardi in più di quello che ci torna indietro.
Diritto al lavoro, diritto alla salute e allo studio, meno tasse e più sicurezza: noi andiamo avanti!
Vi voglio bene Amici. pic.twitter.com/PBtLRK99yG
— Matteo Salvini (@matteosalvinimi) November 21, 2018
At least one national Leader isn’t being rolled over by the European Union.