Far right win Italian elections

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  1. DEE

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    Its not just the yoofs trapped in ZHC contracts in the uk.

    Its warehousedirect.com and others chosen business model for wage and employment rights/benefits suppression.
     
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    Berlusconi and Forza Italia is one of the biggest losers in these elections eclipsed by the Far right Lega party and its leader who is anti-migration and, worryingly, very anti-Muslim. Berlusconi's Forza Italia party actually came in them so his dream of taking the reins of power next year in a coalition with Lega when his conviction and bar to holding office 'expires'. Likewise, the previous socialist Govt under Matteo Renzi are a spent force having only got around 20% of the vote.

    In summary. Things will change and not necessarily for the better although the fear that Italy will become a fascist state overnight or in the forseeable future depends on how you define fascism. Nevertheless, without EU reform, particularly if the EU remain complacent, both Forza Italia and any potential coalition involving them AND 5 Star both target migration with the former vowing to deport tens of thousand of illegal migrants.

    Whilst EU membership is not in question at the present time, like many countries in Europe, people are beginning to question the EU commission's long term aims and a feeling of unease and mistrust is developing. Brexit is still a 'one off' but long term this may change if the EU remain complacent re the public mood outside of Germany and France
     
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    Of course it doesn't make economic sense.
    Not sure this is anything to do with the EU and open borders though
    the problem is these are all refugees (some econonomic some genuinely fleeing for there lives) from countries that are totally screwed. In no small part due to policies implemented by European nations and the USA (and Russia) Italy has the misfortune to be nearer some of the refugee / people trafficing routes
     
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    They are not "open borders" though as one of the main cause of anger and the backlash is Austria France and Germany carrying out border checks and refusing illegal migrants entry and sending them back to Italy.

    No financial support or assistance has come from the EU nor any states to help process asylum seekers so Italy (and Greece) feels abandoned with an increasingly unsustainable financial burden and it is straining the social fabric. The myth of 'unity and common good' in the EU is being exposed because, as the Italians see,it when the chips are down it's every man (country) for himself!
     
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