Northern League chief calls govt hypocritical

'They called us racists, now they want to sink the boats'

(ANSA) - Rome, April 22 - Anti-immigrant Northern League leader Matteo Salvini said Wednesday that the government is hypocritical in its handling of the migrant emergency.
    "They are hypocritical and dangerous, (Premier Matteo) Renzi worst of all," Salvini told Radio Padania party radio station.
    "They insulted us, called us racists and now they say they want to sink migrant ships and set up blockades, which is what we've been saying for ages," he said.
    Renzi earlier in the day accused some opposition groups of political "looting" by cynically profiting from last weekend's migrant boat disaster in which over 800 people are feared dead.
    Salvini responded by calling the premier a "grave-digger" on Twitter.


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