Italian backlash as migrant arrivals climb

The imminent arrival of an extra 4,000 people at southern ports sent the migration crisis back to the top of the political agenda as three big northern regions warned they will refuse to house any more of the people who made the journey.

Lombardy president Roberto Maroni said he would be writing to local mayors and prefects in his region on Monday to warn them not to accept any more “illegal immigrants” allocated by the government upon pain of having regional funding cut.

Giovanni Maroni, the newly elected president of Liguria, backed that stance.

“I have already said it: we will not receive any more migrants, and Lombardy, Veneto and Val d’Aosta will do the same thing.”

Luca Zaia, the right-wing president of Veneto, said the region that includes Venice was: “Like a bomb ready to go off. The social tensions are absolutely crazy”…

Related: More than 2,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean, operations ongoing

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I encourage these Italians to keep their heads high and their middle fingers higher.

    • The end game is either cultural suicide or civil war.

      Either way, it won’t be long.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You would think that all of these immigrants, almost from the same places in Africa, would bring their own “community cohesion” with them.

    • Frau Katze

      It doesn’t seem to work that way.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        odd that.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Submarines can quietly sink a migrant boat.

    • MannieP

      Hell, a Coast Guard cutter with a BB gun can sink those deathtraps.

  • pop

    Prego, close the gates!

  • Dana Garcia

    Good, it’s about time for some serious backlash to form up. Italy is getting screwed and the people need to fight the invasion or else they are done for.

  • Math

    If you do the Math with Italy, the story is rather horrible.

    While Italy has a large population of 60 Million, over 20% of it’s population is 65 years or older, and 55+ is around 40 or more % of it’s population.

    The average birthrate of an Italian woman is around 1.35, the average birthrate of a non-Italian woman is 1.90 (This includes a goodly amount of other Europeans and various East-Asian peoples). The Muslim birthrate and African birthrate put both to absolute shame.

    The old myth of the large Italian family is just that – today, most couples have 1 child and that’s it.

    When you take into account that the 1+ million invaders from Africa that have already infiltrated Italy are around the average age of 20 to 25, and over 90% are men – you have a big, big problem.

    • eMan14

      A big problem now… a catastrophic problem 20 years from now.

  • MannieP

    Sink the boats. Bomb the landing stages. Put those who land into camps.