Pensions. We change again. The premier Giuseppe Conte it was clear: quota 100, the pension reform for the early exit wanted by Matteo Salvini to fix the mess made by the former minister Elsa Fornero when it was in government with Mario Monti, it will not be renewed. So we go back. Unless the Giallorossi government invents new rules to retire workers. There are already several hypotheses on the table. The most popular is 102, that is 64 years of age, two more than 100, 38 of contributions and heavy penalties for each year in advance. In short, another reform is expected to make many Italians cry. And, while Lega and Fratelli d’Italia promise barricades, there are those who gloat. “We turn the page”, Matteo Renzi rejoices. “It was a demagogic and populist measure”. Fornero is no less that, once again, does not miss the opportunity to shoot against the Northern League leader.
A warm autumn is expected. After pressing the accelerator on the abolition of the Security decrees, Conte has in fact made it clear that the renewal of quota 100 “is not on the agenda”. A clean break with the past that somehow still anchored him to Salvini and to that year spent governing together. It is no coincidence that Renzi was among the first to rejoice, speaking of an “important turning point”. “After changing the line in Europe, let’s get back to seriousness about pensions by still remedying the damage of the populist government”, he then went on to aim for the “next goal” to be swallowed by the Five Stars, that is, access to money from the State-saving Fund. All this euphoria obviously hit Salvini who is the political father of 100. Promised in the election campaign, he did everything to make it become reality immediately, even at the cost of not making it structural but three years. Faced with yet another blitz by Conte, he responded by promising barricades inside and outside parliament. “They want to go back to the Fornero law – he thundered – we won’t let them. You don’t mess with the sacrifices of millions of Italian workers”.
As if the debate were not already tense in itself, Fornero also thought about adding fuel to the fire, who, after the disasters in parliament, here she reappeared among the “experts” summoned by Costantino della Gherardesca for the quiz in the afternoon of Rai2 Stay home and win. She, who had cried while presenting the reform that later made thousands of Italians cry, now returns to claim what was done with Monti in government. This is not new. The two have spent their days pinching each other for years. Harsh words, always within the limits of respect, which suggest that there is no good blood between the two. Rather. And so, this time too, here she is entering with a straight leg against the Captain. “He could have taken the responsibility to cancel it when he was in government,” thundered on hearing from the agency Adnkronos. “Quota 100 is just a promise to get a short-term consensus.”