The Rise of Giorgia Meloni: Italy's first woman PM? – BBC Newsnight

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

Leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy Giorgia Meloni is on track, according to some polls, to become Italy’s first female Prime Minister from a party with a history of fascism.

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With the fall of Mario Draghi’s government and an election scheduled in September are Meloni and the Brothers of Italy the likely new government? And what would they do if they take power?

As the far right Brothers of Italy have climbed the polls, so too have Italy’s borrowing costs after the country took a huge EU Covid loan, stoking fears of a renewal of the Eurozone debt crisis.

Newsnight’s Policy Editor Lewis Goodall speaks to Brothers of Italy Mayor Pierluigi Biondi and Democratic Party Vice-President Debora Serracchiani about what Italians and Europe can expect if she becomes PM.

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33 comments

Lami August 5, 2022 - 7:22 PM

Cringe af ‘

My Beautiful life August 5, 2022 - 7:24 PM

Hi
#A1loveislife# ……

Boyce Bailey August 5, 2022 - 7:25 PM

Whose drawing lower 3rd animations over the translation?

ΣΞΣΞΣΞΣ August 5, 2022 - 7:25 PM

She gonna make Italy great again ✌️

Alex Crump-Haill August 5, 2022 - 7:29 PM

Quite boss seeing a bbc journalist take a video call in shades

Oswald THE PENGUIN August 5, 2022 - 7:29 PM

Just had a massive Poo 💩 had too big kabab 🌮🌮 last night with 8 pints 🍺 of Stella

Audrey Bolte August 5, 2022 - 7:29 PM

Here come them leftists 🙄

Oswald THE PENGUIN August 5, 2022 - 7:31 PM

In Quran 📕 📖 it says one must consume alcohol 🍺 regular too clean 🧼 one’s soul 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Ameen . ALLAH At BAR 🍺🥃🍷🥂🍻🍾🍾🍾

Jim Court August 5, 2022 - 7:36 PM

More femcrap from BBC

Gay Men Wake Up Call ⚣👬 August 5, 2022 - 7:36 PM

She's anti-gay despite the majority of Italians supporting equal rights for gays and lesbians.

xpld501 August 5, 2022 - 7:38 PM

Did they learn nothing from Mussolini?

tru3 August 5, 2022 - 7:39 PM

Italy is a $ hole

Enrico Casio August 5, 2022 - 7:39 PM

This is the first step that will lead Italy back to fascism

The Accuser August 5, 2022 - 7:39 PM

If she is conservative, wtf is she trying to enter in politics? His place as a traditional woman is in the kitchen.

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:40 PM

vir est maior et homo
man(this is the strong man) it is greater than man(this is the weak man)

tru3 August 5, 2022 - 7:40 PM

She said ukraine is under attack from the EU ………..

Scott Tracy August 5, 2022 - 7:42 PM

As someone whose grandfather fought at Sicily and across the Italian mainland, who nearly died at Monte Cassino trying to rid Italy of fascism, this is just painful to watch.

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:42 PM

i hate how you cannot talk against homosexuals but they can talk against VIR

tru3 August 5, 2022 - 7:43 PM

01:07 I would keep your kids away from him if I were you

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:43 PM

i come from Sicily i do not give a fuck about credibility on the internet if i wanted to i could raise an army and persecute the unnatural man i have no conscience about what we do to them

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:44 PM

you cannot ever say anything against homosexuals but they can ask for more reparations and speak against VIR the real man and that is going to stop by the sword by the vengeance of ALLAH

László Szombati August 5, 2022 - 7:44 PM

Good lord, not another one,please what the hell is happening in this world…feels like we are going back to the 1930s.

tru3 August 5, 2022 - 7:45 PM

Italy lost it's sovereignty a long time ago to the Vatican, of course none of these people mention that, because their part of the bs

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:45 PM

if i wanted to i could destroy your fucked up policy by force of arms if i had that inclination i would enjoy myself and your unnatural man would be subject to reality when your out of my city that is how you correct that

وليعفوا وليصفحوا August 5, 2022 - 7:45 PM

Islam is a religion that calls for the worship of God alone, who has no partner, and that Muhammad is the last of the messengers. The Qur’an is the last book of God. It is one copy that has not been distorted. Scientists prove scientifically things that were discovered only in recent years, such as the stages of the formation of the fetus and many other facts that God has mentioned in the Qur’an to prove the authenticity of the Qur’an. That is, from God, and to establish an argument against the people and upon those who heard of this, God is the one who created you and He is the one who will send you after the grave to the reckoning. Have you not wondered one day who holds the heavens and the earth to pass away, and who provides for you and who created you from dust, and where you are when you sleep and this is an example of the grave And sleeping after it is an example of the resurrection of the resurrection.

Marco K. August 5, 2022 - 7:45 PM

Non voglio vivere in un Paese governato da un Politico fascista! Mio nonno era un partigiano e ha combattuto contro i nazisti e i fascisti per la liberta'in Italia. Giorgia Meloni non vuole che Italia sia un Paese libero.

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:45 PM

fuck the world let it die only the earth is good

oliver e August 5, 2022 - 7:46 PM

heheh. things are gonna get interesting.

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:46 PM

stop talking shit to Rome you little truther cave dweller we make the ius

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:46 PM

you people are bottom dwelling slaves to me get used to that

tru3 August 5, 2022 - 7:47 PM

Funny these nutjobs never pull out of the EU when they have the chance, just take more $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:47 PM

vir ea ius per Deum sed non hom per mos Deum vindicta
powerful words

noese August 5, 2022 - 7:48 PM

Deum vindicta
thats vengeance nos scio