Thursday, May 22, 2008

Springtime for Silvio?

Depressing reading this morning
local authorities would be empowered to check on the living conditions of citizens from other EU nations before granting them right of residence. The measure appeared to be aimed at Roma living in encampments, and particularly at the estimated 50,000 Romanian Gypsies who have entered Italy in recent years and who are being blamed for much of the recent rise in crime rates.
No word on Mr B's attitude to the law then?
In addition, the cabinet agreed to the confiscation of property let to illegal immigrants,
so make them invisible and a separate race which can safely be carted away in cattle trucks?
In Naples last week, a Roma camp was repeatedly attacked following the arrest of a young Gypsy woman accused of trying to abduct a child. After the inhabitants had been moved for their own protection, the buildings and caravans were burned to the ground, apparently by vigilantes acting on orders from the Neapolitan mafia, the Camorra.
Fortunately I was there before the change of government, at the moment I see no reason for returning.

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