“Last appeal” of Renzi to Conte in the Senate. “Let’s face it: we are at a crossroads. He was good at reassuring the Italians, he was very good. The point, however, is that in phase 2 of politics it is not enough to play on fear and concern. There is a reconstruction to do which is devastating and will require vision and courageous choices. Give an extra eye to Istat’s data or we will not be by your side. If you choose the path of populism you will not have Italy alive by your side. Our country – continues Renzi – has had moments when politics abdicated its responsibilities, in 92-93 abdicated the judiciary, in the first decade of 2000 when it abdicated technicians, now we cannot abdicate virologists, we cannot ask them how to fight unemployment, touch to politics. There is a new deeper division between guaranteed and unsecured. We call you to have a broader look at the economic future. We will vote on the liquidity decree prepared by Gualtieri but the world v forward and in front of this now is the time to act: to prevent, not to chase. Be more cautious when speaking to Italians: you said 11 times ‘we allow’. A prime minister doesn’t allow it, because constitutional freedoms come before you. She doesn’t allow them, she recognizes them. I denied Salvini full powers: I didn’t do it to give it to others. Coronavirus is a terrible beast that has made 30 thousand deaths in the most cowardly way but we are not on the Coronavirus side when we say to reopen, we honor those dead. The people of Bergamo and Brescia who are no longer there, if they could speak, would tell us to reopen. “
“Which ultimatum? Conte replies – Renzi asked to do politics? It is what we are doing, so there is no ultimatum”. So does the majority still exist? He is asked. “Yes,” replies the Prime Minister.
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