Europe’s Liberal Elite Outraged After Renzi Says Italy Has “No Moral Duty To Take In Migrants”

Europe’s Liberal Elite Outraged After Renzi Says Italy Has “No Moral Duty To Take In Migrants”, by Tyler Durden.

The liberal facade behind Europe’s grand refugee acceptance experiment took a big hit on Friday, when Italy’s Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, and head of the ruling Democratic Party, said his country does not have “any moral duty to take in migrants”, sharply toughening his stance over surging numbers of asylum seekers.

His U-Turn follows that of Angela Merkel, who infamously accepted nearly 1 million mostly Syrian refugees in 2015, only to see a surge in terrorist attacks across Germany and Europe, and a plunge in her popularity as a result of an angry social backlash, prompting her to quietly but forcefully end Germany’s “open door” policy.

Now it’s Italy turn. …

Sure enough, underscoring the sensitivity of the issue — and just how hypocritical Europe’s liberal crown is — Renzi’s comments were swiftly removed from the website, but not before they had generated a backlash among some PD supporters, and glee in the right-wing camp. …

The biggest winner from Renzi’s unexpected moments of honesty, was Matteo Salvini, leader of the anti-immigrant Northern League party, who posted the deleted text on his own Twitter account. “Thanks for all the work. We will take it,” Salvini wrote. “They (the PD) chatter and get embarrassed about it, while we can’t wait to actually do it.”