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Former Italian Prime Minister Conte Gives Analysis, We Are on the Brink of the Abyss

July 14, 2022 (EIRNS)—In his speech to the M5S parliamentary group on the eve of the Italian Senate confidence vote, M5S head and former Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte motivated the decision to break off from the government coalition as necessary because of the dramatic economic and social situation in Italy, about which the government is not doing enough. Although Conte is opportunistically riding the tide of social discontent for electoral purposes, nevertheless, the reality principle has found a tool to assert itself.

Conte said that he had presented then-Prime Minister Mario Draghi a series of proposals last week, to address “the dramatic moment that the country is living through, concerning the emergencies that everyday citizens, businessmen, neighbors, people we occasionally meet present to us: a dramatic reality, different from the one which may be being felt in the palaces of power.”

“Our paper interprets the strong discontent not of the M5S, but of citizens and producers. It expresses and interprets this dramatic moment of the serious economic and social crisis.”

Conte mentioned recent statistics which “are photographing a country on the brink of the abyss. The M5S is the only political force that is questioning this emergency and is pressing the government. I have a strong fear that September may be the month when social conflict will escalate in the streets, families will be faced with the lacerating choice of whether to pay their bills or buy groceries.”

The problem is that Conte’s recipes for Green Deal and Keynesian handouts won’t solve the crisis; they will make it worse.

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