Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a far-right politician known for his eurosceptic views, has called on Britain to impose its conditions on the European Union as it seeks to leave the bloc, saying otherwise it would be the EU which could come out having “swindled” the United Kingdom.
Salvini, a former member of the European Parliament, told the Sunday Times that the EU wanted to punish Britain for seeking to leave the bloc, adding that London should have not trust in Brussels.
“My experience in the European parliament tells me you either impose yourself or they swindle you,” he said, adding, “There is no objectivity or good faith from the European side.”
Salvini have been at odds with the EU over how the bloc should deal with a protracted refugee crisis. He has ordered a closure of the Italian ports, saying the EU should force other members to accept their share of the refuge flow.
He and the populist Italian government…