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‘EU uses left-wingers to sell its propaganda!’ Italy’s Salvini STUNS press conference

The leader of the Italian League party, who is in the run to form Italy’s new government after successful results in the , accused journalists interrupting him during a press conference of being “lefties” unhappy about the election results.

Mr Salvini was addressing the European Parliament in a press conference aimed at announcing his resignation as an MEP following his victory in the Italian Senate on March 4.

MEPs from the Europe of Freedom and Democracy party, of which Mr Salvini is a member, applauded the Italian politician as he began to address the EU Parliament.

Some of the journalists present in the room complained about the enthusiasm shown by the MEPs and interrupted Mr Salvini during his speech.

The journalists claimed it was unprofessional of the MEPs to show support while a new government is yet to be formed in Italy following the inconclusive results. 

The Italian eurosceptic invited them to leave the room if they were unhappy with the results of the Italian election, accusing them of being “lefties” who could not accept the will of the Italian people.

As Mr Salvini pointed at one of the journalists who continued to confront the politician on the issue, he said: “This is proof of a European Union built by people who didn’t take into account men and women but numbers.

“They often use journalists to propagandise an ideology that takes into account numbers and consumers rather than people.”

During the conference, Matteo Salving revealed economic experts close to his League party are working to create a “Plan B” to get Italy out of the eurozone if the country’s demands for reform are not met.

The eurosceptic politician has long criticised Italy’s adoption of the euro, calling it a “wrong currency and a wrong choice” and claiming it has had a damaging impact on the already precarious Italian economy.

Mr Salvini said: “Our experts, who have also been elected to the Italian Parliament, are working on a ‘Plan B’ should Brussels say no to our requests.

“We plan to sit down politely and responsibly to a table asking to change some of the rules regulating our membership of the European Union which are heavily damaging the lives of Italians.”

More than 50 per cent of the Italian electorate voted in favour of the two major eurosceptic parties League and Five Star Movement.

Both Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio and Matteo Salvini focussed their electoral campaigns on the promise to fight Brussels as soon as elected.

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