The line between the right wing and the “extreme”right wing in Italy is blurring.
The reason? A local fruit and vegetable vendor says he believes that Italy was a safe country with clear rules under the fascist regime, which, according to him, is what is badly needed today.
“Today everything is going haywire here in Italy,” he told DW. “You get harassed by beggars and pickpockets wherever you go. Back when Mussolini was in charge women could go outside without being molested.”
There DOES seem to be a lot of crossover in the two groups of right wingers. Rome’s former mayor Gianni Alemanno is married to the daughter of a well-known “neo-fascist”.
Alessandra Mussolini, proud grand-daughter of Benito Mussolini serves on the parliment as a conservative and it appears no one is denouncing her views.