The day after the sinking of the Zan bill against homotransphobia in the Senate, the Democratic Party starts from the words of its secretary, Enrico Letta, who speaks to Radio Immagina: “The worst thing was that liberating and vulgar applause that accompanied the announcement of the vote – attacks the secretary dem – But Italy is something else ”. Then it raises and asks civil society to take action for a popular initiative law on the same issues.
The secretary of the Democratic party intervenes on Radio Immagina the day after the collapse of the Zan law. Enrico Letta comments on yesterday’s events, with the secret vote on the trap in the Senate, but also reflects on the country’s priorities: “The worst thing was that liberating and vulgar applause that accompanied the announcement of the vote – attacks the former Prime Minister – I think that ramshackle message is the worthy ending to a bad day, in which the story of Italy is wrong“. Italy”it’s another thing“. The choice of the Senate was”hidden by the secret ballot“, that “it suggests that you are doing something you are not proud of in the dark“. Must have “the courage of one’s choices“.
According to Letta, yesterday “Italy has aligned itself with Poland and Hungary, due to the compression of people’s rights“. This “it is the saddest message, because the administrative elections have told us the opposite, that we are not going towards sovereignty“. Yesterday’s vote”he wants to bring back an Italy that doesn’t want to go there“. Yesterday’s image of applause represents”what would our country be if there were a majority led by Salvini and Meloni“. AND “the logic of an Italy that takes it out on minorities and the defense of people’s rights“. Yesterday “it was a bad day for the history of our country, I am proud to have been on the other side“.
The battle on these issues, according to Letta, did not end here: “I want to tell all the associations and the whole youth world, which is angry and astonished, that we are by their side. – continues the secretary dem – If a popular initiative will start a collection of signatures that raises the Zan bill we will be there. We will relaunch an initiative in the area that yesterday in Parliament was blocked by political games. The country is far ahead of Parliament, which has shown that its eyes and heart are in the 1900s“. Yesterday in the Senate”there were those who said things and then behaved differently“, covered by a secret vote”that didn’t make sense, it was a stretch“. And on the fact that the Democratic Party could have negotiated, he explains:”The reactions of last night clarify everything, that applause and above all everything that was said afterwards show that those who drowned the Zan bill did not really want it. Yesterday’s was a trap built to blow everything up“.
Then Letta throws a jab at Italia Viva: “I am perplexed by their statements, perhaps they have something to hide“. Now, however, it must be reiterated that”we are in support of the Draghi government to get Italy out of the pandemic, but we are with political forces with whom we are radically alternative“. Even because “yesterday there was a break in trust across the board. Where is Forza Italia? Are you with Pillon and Orban? Yesterday they tried to play the second half of the administrative defeat on the skin of the rights of the people, the weakest, the least protected. This is very serious“.
Then the secretary of the Democratic Party recalls: “We lost the 2008 elections badly, today we are a small force at this moment in Parliament, also because of the splits – continues Letta – We are strong in the country, but not in Parliament. So I have my head above all on the project to be in tune with a country that looks to the future, to become a majority in the next Parliament. Only in this way will we be able to make the Zan bill, the law on citizenship. These are issues on which either we are the majority or we will not make it“. There is no alternative, also because”yesterday’s reaction shows that there was no desire to dialogue, but only to overthrow the provision“.