Umberto Bossi (pictured), leader of the Northern League, is threatening to pull Italy apart if his devolution demands are not met, reports the BBC. “Umberto Bossi, reforms minister in the ruling coalition, told Radio Padania either ‘federalist reform is carried out or we go right back to secession. Last month the Northern League agreed to delay until next January a decision on whether to quit the coalition.
"Secession from Italy was a key part of Mr Bossi's platform in the 1990s, but he later softened his position.” The Northern League has been a magnet for White activists with its demands for restraints against immigration and with the pro-White comments from its leader Umberto Bossi such as his protesting the use of public land for mosques for the "Muslim invaders.”
Speaking on the League's Radio Padania on Thursday, Bossi said: "I hope that some have not mistaken our moderation... as meekness, because this time either a federalist reform is carried out or we go right back to secession, and it will be a hard secession."
He added: "We will start heating up this machine already at our next rallies by telling people that if there is no federalism the hard fight for secession will resume."
The right-wing Forza Italia party governs Italy in coalition with Italy's National Alliance and the Northern League.
BBC story on Bossi
Guardian story on Bossi, the far right, and 'Islamophobia'