ROME — The television duel is not yet fixed (the staff will be seen this week), but Elly Schlein AND Giorgia Meloni They add a new act to the political conflict. The Prime Minister attacks the Democratic Party and the Secretary responds by pressing her on the government’s “anti-South options”, including the Autonomy that divides Italy. Raising controversies serves, Schlein charges, to divert attention from the absence of policies for the South.
The crash was triggered by a Meloni post against Vincenzo De Luca. Confident that there are no great feelings between the two Democrats, Schlein and Governor Enzo, the Prime Minister intends to sow more divisions in the Democratic Party. He therefore asks Schlein to distance himself from the “intolerable verbal violence” of the governor of Campania who, in relation to the cohesion funds that do not arrive and the South abandoned to itself, has insulted “imbeciles, scoundrels and political criminals “. De Luca will be in Rome on Friday for the demonstration in Piazza Santi Apostoli against differentiated autonomy, the reform that the League wants to definitively approve before the European elections in June.
The Democratic secretary is not scared. And, without ever quoting De Luca, after a stylistic clarification (“It is not necessary to use bad words to attack the government’s disastrous decisions”), he points to the heart of the discussion: what is the government doing for the South? Instead of thinking about tone, the prime minister should focus on the judgment of Italians. Schlein says: “If I were Meloni, I would be more worried about the perverse policies of his administration, which wants to divide Italy with differentiated autonomies and regionalizing schools, which has cut public health and increased precariousness.” Regarding the tones, he responds: “They don’t belong to me, after all we have already heard them against us.” And, after having asked the prime minister, in an interview with Corriere, to respond to him for a peace initiative for Gaza, he invites her to distance herself from the severity of the Melonians towards the opposition. “From their group leader Foti who insults us with various epithets, from Delmastro and Donzelli who even accused us of being with the gangsters.”
Meanwhile, the Melonians criticize his silence on the foibe and relaunch the Prime Minister’s accusations about De Luca’s “unpresentable democratic methods” (“He growls like a wild boar in a net,” he says). Edmondo Cirielli). The governor of Campania responds ironically: “Meloni, I have never done anything bad to you, why do you evoke Schlein?” But he invites the FdI leader “not to pretend to be upset” by some “deserved verbal saber.” At stake are the cohesion funds for the South and a year and a half of accumulated delays, which mean blocked works, paralyzed works and employment opportunities. The governor reconstructs: “Six months ago I reported the problem to Meloni in a quick meeting at the Capodichino airport.” And again: “But can you, with your student Fitto, really imagine teasing your interlocutors?” Invites concrete facts for the South Francesco Boccia, leader of the Democratic group in the Senate: «Meloni left the South in a barter with the League in exchange for the position of prime minister. Autonomy sacralizes differences and inequalities.”