«No to the minimum wage, it is right to abolish the income for those who can work»- Corriere.it
Meloni tries to warm up the (largely icy) audience of the union congress. And he elicits a brief, historic applause condemning the "unforgivable" assault by right-wing demonstrators on the CGIL headquarters
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RIMINI — He caresses them, remembering Marco Biagi and repeatedly agreeing with the secretary Maurizio Landini.
He challenges them, tearing them apart basic income and minimum wage.
He uses the weapon of irony to warm up a largely icy audience, also thanking those who contest it with the slogan "think yourself unwelcome" and playing on the "metalworker Chiara Ferragni".
And rip a brief but historic applause condemning the "unforgivable assault" of 9 October 2021 by far-right militants and protesters on the CGIL headquarters.
Giorgia Meloni arrives in the "lion's den" 27 years after the last head of government, Romano Prodi in 1996.
Reporters, photographers and TV operators are waiting for her at the side entrance, but the prime minister displaces everyone, wants to cross the threshold from the main gate, wants to pass in front of the stuffed animal protest organized by the union minority.
They will leave them on empty benches in protest, letting their slogans speak for themselves "cynical and fascist". Two isolated whistlesimmediately stopped by dozens of «noo!».
Then Meloni begins, without caring about the 24 delegates who controversially leave the room singing - with clenched fists - Hello beautiful.
And in the end the applause, however brief, starts.
March 17, 2023 (change March 17, 2023 | 12:58 am)
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