ODDS ON: Italy Bookmakers Favourite To Leave EU
Online betting firm Betway is now offering odds of 6/4 from 9/4 that Italy will be the next country to leave the EU. Italy’s Lega and Five Star Movement government has drafted plans to leave the Euro and demanded that £219bn worth of debt be wiped out.
Betway’s Alan Alger said:
“The draft plans from Five Star and The League will have put Brussels on red alert.
“Italy were already fancied to be the next country to exit the EU at 9/4 and recent coalition talks have only extended their lead at the front of the queue to 6/4.”
Lega leader, Matteo Salvini has said that Italians will no longer be “slaves” to the EU. The leaked manifesto that was drawn up says the:
“system of European economic governance – so-called Stability and Growth Pact – based on the dominance of the market and the respect of the stringent economic and social constraints must be re-thought with other European partners.
“And the report demands a review of monetary policy and calls for a return to the pre-Maastricht approach in which EU members were motivated by a genuine intent of “peace, brotherhood cooperation and solidarity”
It currently seems a matter of not if but when Italy will leave the EU.