The well-informed knew that Francesca Donato’s farewell to the League had been in the air for a while and therefore no one will lose sleep at the news. But on the other hand, the Northern League, Ancona by birth, but Palermo by adoption, elected to the European Parliament in 2019 with over 28 thousand preferences to the League had not arrived for militancy but for her anti-euro positions, in vogue a few years ago and useful for the construction of a sovereign party, as had imagined a Salvini barricadero ready to climb the polls. Together with her, for the mission, the secretary of the Carroccio had also enlisted Alberto Bagnai, Antonio Rinaldi and Claudio Borghi. But where did he find them?
The four anti-euro exponents, in 2013, were the protagonists of a press conference organized by the former MEP Magdi Cristiano Allam, right in the halls of the EU Parliament, for an afternoon in which he explained in great detail why the euro represented a rip-off for Italy and what good we would have done in abandoning the single currency. Only a few agencies gave news of the conference and the protagonists returned to oblivion.
A few years later, all were boarded by Matteo Salvini’s League, increasingly committed to climbing the consensus within the center-right. From that conference to the election, Donato built her political image as president of Eurexit by hosting TV and videos posted on Facebook, becoming the voice of the sovereigns ante – litteram.
The Eurexit project, the site reads, was born “with the aim of bringing to the attention of public opinion the problems arising from Italy’s participation in the European Union (EU) and the adoption of the single currency (the euro) , both through dissemination and information, and through the preparation of EU and / or Eurozone reform projects “. Over the years we have seen it next to the Yellow Vests, the protest movement born on social networks against the expensive fuel that set France on fire in 2018. Protests that caused 15 deaths, 3 thousand injured and 5 thousand people arrested for the riots.
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In short, where the belly of the people is boiling, the Donato is there. In recent years, he has ridden any battle that was preceded by a “NO”, so most recently, by slamming the doors of Via Bellerio, he promised to become “the reference point for no vax”. It has a Telegram channel “Francesca Donato – Free to think” where it has 3.4 thousand subscribers which it uses to spread “alternative” news on the effectiveness of vaccines. Her militancy that often exposes her to gaffes and style lapses. Lately she has laughed at the family of a doctor who died of Covid despite being vaccinated, but at the response of the family members she remained silent. Not long before, our sovereignist had compared the phrase “the vaccine makes you free” to the Nazi motto “arbeit macht frei”, branded by the Auschwitz memorial as “Moral and intellectual decline”. How to blame him?
In 2020, in full lockdown, he staged the revolt of the horns against the lies of the Mes in live streaming. She protested that after 4 minutes she was interrupted by the arrival of the police
But nothing seems to stop Francesca Donato. A few days ago he called the Green Pass decree “the tomb of democratic representation” and today, on a collision course with a too pro-government League, he promises to become the new “struggle” leader and to represent “the minority of Italians labeled as ‘no-vax’, severely discriminated against and attacked in our country, and of all those who still believe in the values of our Republican Constitution, which focus on respect for human rights for all citizens “.
Someone sees in this farewell the first signs of failure of the leadership of Matteo Salvini, who by dint of exercising the policy of the two ovens is risking the burn in favor of the moderate wing of the party represented by Giancarlo Giorgetti and Massimiliano Fedriga. The double game of being inside and outside the government is eroding the consensus gained selfie after selfie, sweatshirt after sweatshirt, especially among the angriest wing of the Northern League voters, those to whom Giorgia Meloni winks today. The no vax, however, can rest assured, now there is Francesca Donato to defend them and probably others will arrive from the ranks of the League, more and more a party on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
Source: L'Espresso – News, inchieste e approfondimenti Espresso by espresso.repubblica.it.
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