Yesterday night, PDL ministers, Silvio Berlusconi’s party, resigned from Enrico Letta government to protest against the VAT increasing officially, driving Italy in a new political crisis.
PDL’s attitude is quite non-understandable and irresponsible especially when we know the Italian political and economic situation. To be reminded, Italy is still deeply and harshly touched by the crisis and the last February elections gave a very short Left majority and Great Coalition Government led by the PDL and the centre-left PD (Democratic Party) and ruled by Letta to ensure a kind of stability face to the Beppe Grillo’s political movement (MV5) great success. The PDL ministers’ resignation is a hard blow for a country which is trying to overcome its problems and gives a clear indication about the seriousness and the credibility of political sphere and an ex-Prime minister preferring his personal interests to Italy’s ones.
Indeed, pulling his ministers out Letta government, Silvio Berlusconi is looking for saving time and reminds he is still at the heart of the Italian political game, backing and breaking up majorities. In trouble with justice and probably expelled from the Senate for tax fraud, Il Cavaliere tackles Letta and makes a political gamble both, hoping new elections, that everybody (MV5 excepted) does not want in the peninsula, due to the economic fragility of the country.
So far, the Enrico Letta Great Coalition Government ensured certain stability, although fragile, after a painful legislative election, difficult negotiations to get a government and five years of Berlusconi government which was more prejudicial for Italy because of Berlusconi’s buffoonery and face to Beepe Grillo’s MV5 who dreams of overthrowing a political system he considers as incapable and corrupted. At the moment Italians requested certain serenity to get out the crisis and was beginning to come back, Berlusconi ministers’ withdrawal may have negative impact within the European Union, all is going to depend on the Italian President of Council’s capacity to find new partners and build a new ruling majority.
Once again, Silvio Berlusconi is missing a new opportunity to quit politics successfully while he leaves a bitter and sad remember to Italy and Italian people. The ex-Prime minister (1994 – 1996, 2001 – 2006 and 2008 – 2011) does not act a responsible politician being able to take his responsibilities vis-à-vis justice. This is not surprising when we know Berlusconi’s personality and such an attitude might be harshly sanctioned by Italians who might be fed up Cavalerie’s buffooneries definitely. May Italians still have memory, which is not always true!