The Leader of Italy’s Eurosceptic, anti-mass migration Lega party has hit out at the Euro single currency once more, insisting that a government he led would ignore EU rules on it.
“If necessary, we will ignore the 3% ceiling,” Matteo Salvini has said in reference to EU rules that warn countries must not run annual deficits higher than 3% of economic output.
He is reported as saying: “The Euro is, and remains, a mistaken currency.
“There is no way to leave alone in a sudden way. Our experts are working on a plan B”.
BREAKING. LEGA leader Salvini: "In case we need it [in a potential government], Italy may go beyond the 3% deficit/GDP threshold. Euro is still a wrong currency, we are working on a B plan. Changing European treaties is a priority"#Italy #ItalyElection2018
— Antonello Guerrera (@antoguerrera) March 13, 2018
He also accused journalists of “pumping out the propaganda of the European Union”.
Looks like Brussels have got their hands full with this guy – and he could be the next Italian Prime Minister!