“Someone says we accepted a downside compromise: this is a representation absolutely false. We have achieved much but not all of the results we have requested. We are approving the Bonafede reform, Minister Cartabia has made only a few changes. Three quarters of the overall regulatory system is Bonafede-Cinquestelle“. Giuseppe Conte, during the assembly with the parliamentarians M5s to talk about the tough negotiation on justice reform which resulted in the agreement last Thursday, acknowledges that it was a “very hard passage until the end of the confrontation”, but claims the result. “We came out of a difficult situation in which there was no way out. Our compactness was the key ”, says the leader in pectore. And the result is a reform that “remains Bonafede, therefore we betray no value and no principle“. The former Minister of Justice, for his part, announces that he will vote for confidence: “I will give my favorable vote, proud to be part of a group that has decided to count on an important issue such as justice”.
The former premier, therefore, rejects the reading given by other parties that make up the majority, according to which the agreement on the Cartabia reform definitively retires the Good faith. “There were points on which we could not have compromised. We immediately noticed some critical issues of the Cartabia reform. They were unsurpassed. The text as it was could not be approved, I made a great conversation with the president myself Draghi and the others”. And does not hide thebitterness due to the unjustified absence of a quarter of the pentastellated deputies (41) in the Chamber during the vote that led to rejection of the preliminary rulings: “Today there was an episode that I didn’t like. It is true that it was Sunday, that our presence was not essential, but we demonstrate our political strength with compactness. Who loves the M5s participate in the voting and to decision-making processes compactly, expressing our line ”. And it was hard on Alessandro Melicchio who voted in dissent with the group: “With your vote you disrespect all your colleagues and it is arrogant and presumptuous to think that your conscience is more important than the collective one and your colleagues. From now on these things must change “-
One point that provoked criticism from the M5s parliamentarians was the absence from the text of the environmental crimes among those on which the ‘trap’ of the ‘non-prosecution’. And some deputies, including Antonella Papiro, they did not fail to express their opposition: “I confess that I too am in difficulty. There have been improvements, but this text remains an abomination. With this I do not want to be disrespectful to the people who have worked to improve the reform and to those who have more skills but are in a lot of difficulty even if I have never allowed myself to come out with statements about my discomfort “. She and other deputies then said “In difficulty in voting for trust”. The rapporteur Giulia Sarti he recalled that “there are proxies. We must all together affect the delegated decrees that will arrive and that will pass from the justice committees of the Chamber and Senate ”.
The leader in pectore of the M5s also dismisses the allegations of justicialism rained on the party, according to which the party line should resemble that of the “end of trial never”: “Please and I invite you with enthusiasm to embrace the new course. Some past releases hurt us. If anyone thinks the ‘never end process‘both the address that should be hired know it is wrong because in the charter of principles and values M5s at the first points there is respect for the dignity, freedom and rights of the person and among these there is also the perspective of a verification of the facts within a certain horizon“. When “we reason about these things, like justice”, is Conte’s reasoning, “you have to trust those who have the skills. We must start from in-depth technical knowledge of the issues otherwise we go on a slogan like all the others and let’s stop doing politics. We go on to competence and ability. And heart. I have the impression that many of the reactions I have heard are the result of pressures that come from social networks, from the base. But we must act with knowledge, otherwise we stop doing politics ”.
To those who ask if the vote of the members also on the reform of justice, he says: “This passage it does not deserve a vote on the web. The reform remains the Bonafede reform and therefore we do not betray any value and we do not betray any principle. We cannot present ourselves and carry out political, institutional and government activities if we have to go through the web vote every time ”. A choice that the former Minister of Transport did not like, Danilo Toninelli, who according to what is learned replied to the political leader M5s: “I believe that the vote of the members on justice would have been a strength element and not of weakness. I take it for granted that the vote would be favorable and therefore it would bring the group back together which, as you know Giuseppe, creaks. I also think that even if the members are consulted, no one will take away the merit of the result of this negotiation from those who have completed it. I acknowledge that it was decided differently but I keep my fingers that this does not lead someone not to vote for him ”.
Sarti recalled that in the original text “serious crimes against the public administration and mafia crimes, if complex, would have had a maximum of 3 years of life on appeal before being inadmissible. We have brought all the trials for any crime, if complex, to 4 years on appeal until 31 December 2024 “. And “We have obtained endless extensions on appeal for mafia crimes, mafia political exchange vote, terrorism, aggravated sexual violence. We have obtained that any crime aggravated by the mafia method, to facilitate the mafias, such as waste trafficking, corruption or money laundering, reaches 6 years on appeal until 31 December 2024 ”.