Eurosceptic parties on the rise:
Northern LeagueTogether they won 75% of the vote in last Sunday’s election in Sicily.
Brothers of ItalyFive Star Movement
Italy’s Eurosceptic surge has gone rather under the radar. But with a General Election due to be held there by May 2018, there could well be another disaster for EU nationalists on the horizon.
An election on Sunday in Sicily saw a coalition of Silvio Berlusconi, the anti-mass migration Northern League and the even more Eurosceptic Brothers of Italy win. Who came second? Beppe Grillo’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement. Taken together these Eurosceptic forces banked 75% of the vote.
To give you a flavour of where these parties stand, a resurgent Berlusconi has floated the idea of a ‘double currency’ which would effectively mean using the Italian lira internally again.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Italy immigration infowar
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Italy (IT) is estimated to have a population of 60.7 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.1% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.3 million.