Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has announced that his country will not sign the UN Migration Pact at a conference in Marrakech next month.
He told Italy’s Parliament that: “Just like the Swiss, who carried forward the Global Compact up until yesterday and then said ‘everyone stop’, the Italian government will not sign anything and will not go to Marrakech.”
Instead he declared that “the floor of Parliament must debate it” with government allowing national politicians to decide.
The Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, said: “The Global Migration Compact is a document that raises issues and questions that many citizens have strong feelings about.
“Therefore, we consider it right to put the debate in Parliament and subject any final decision on the outcome of that debate, as Switzerland has done.
“So the government will not participate in Marrakech, reserving the option to adopt the document, or not, only when parliament has expressed its opinion”.
The Migration Pact has been hugely controversial and has been rejected by the governments of Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Croatia and Austria. President Trump has also pulled the US out of the pact.
On top of those countries, Australia recently announced they won’t be signing either, with PM Scott Morrison declaring: “The Compact fails to adequately distinguish between people who enter Australia illegally and those who come to Australia the right way, particularly with respect to the provision of welfare and other benefits.
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“This is inconsistent with the management of Australia’s strong and orderly migration program under the Liberal National Government.”
World leaders refusing to continue with weak borders and mass migration madness.