Mattarella’s rolling pin on politics and the judiciary

Mattarella's rolling pin on politics and the judiciary

Thoughts and words of the head of state, Sergio Mattarella, on politics and the judiciary

Everything seemed to connect the Quirinale against Giuseppe Conte and the ministers who accompanied her for the usual meeting with the President of the Republic on the eve of important events such as the European Council. The same safety distances and the same gestures imposed by the viral emergency seemed functional to the discomfort felt by the head of state in the face of the objective weakness of the government and, more generally, of the political framework.

Protected by the mask and by the sanitization just practiced presumably with the hands joined in a greeting only mentioned, the president Sergio Mattarella seemed to barely hide his bitterness. And this not so much for the obvious and still interlocutory character of the European summit for the definition of the quantities and modalities of financial, economic and social interventions imposed by the effects of the viral epidemic, as for the disappointing proof just given by the government itself and by the opposition in the discussion held in Parliament on these issues.

The government, as we know, has once again resorted to the escamotage of the communication transformed into "information" to avoid a vote, up to obtaining the censorship at Palazzo Madama of a reserve of the Republic which should be considered the former Prime Minister but senator for life Mario Monti. That denounced in this expedient a violation of the law governing government action in relations with the European Union. Even the opposition, for its part, has confirmed itself unable, due to the divisions that cross it, to indicate an alternative line: for example, of clear and clear acceptance of the unrepeatable opportunity for help offered to us by Europe in the healthcare field with the famous mechanism of stability, disliked in the majority by the grillini and by the opposition to the Northern League and to the brothers and sisters of Italy by Giorgia Meloni.

Mattarella's reference to the need for "quick choices" was therefore valid both for Conte and his ministers who were guests of the Quirinale and for the opposition that was absent but always ready to involve him, sometimes very clumsily, in his parliamentary attacks and on the streets of the government. Politics, at this point, must have appeared to Mattarella "folded in on itself" like the judiciary, whose state of crisis he spoke of on the same day and in the same Palazzo del Quirinale participating in the celebration of six magistrates killed by terrorists and mafia ,

Politics and the judiciary folded in on themselves at the same time of crisis in the country, and of an epochal change of life styles even imposed by an epidemic repeatedly compared also by Mattarella for size and effects, or for both, to a war worldwide, they were and are frankly the worst that, in their combination, could and could fall on the national community. In none and on behalf of which the head of state speaks and suffers as an unheeded prophet, similar not so much to the "pickaxe" Francesco Cossiga evoked by the newspaper as to Luigi Einaudi – the first real president after the "provisional" experience of Enrico De Nicola – gone down in history also for his "useless sermons". Quirinalist Marzio Breda was probably inspired by the Corriere della Sera and also attributed to Mattarella the practice of "taking time to lose it".

This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL on Fri, 19 Jun 2020 05:00:42 +0000.