Anti-migrant Euroskeptic League leader Matteo Salvini again clashed with anti-establishment 5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday as Italy’s post-election political deadlock approached the two-month mark.
It is “irresponsible” to allegedly block the work of the Italian parliament, Salvini told Di Maio, after the latter shut off the option of starting government-formation talks with the League following its refusal to dump its centre-right coalition partners, including Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia.
“I don’t respond to insults and foolishness on money and posts, for us loyalty and coherence are worth more than ministries,” he said. “I want to give a government to the Italians, if the M5S prefer to quarrel we’ll do it on our own. Blocking the start of the work of the parliamentary committees is irresponsible”.