Genoa – Almost everyone is better at Christmas. The vast majority send messages of love and inclusion, of peace and serenity. Maybe even just for shape, but at least with the hope of saving appearances.
As mentioned, almost all of them. Umberto Risso, president of Confindustria Genova for less than a year, does not appear to be among them. And shortly before December 25 he sent to the government team of industrialists – including vice-presidents and others, about fifteen people – a message of happy holidays: a few words to read in one go, but obviously heard. “Dear friends, expressing the satisfaction of having managed to form a team (sic, ed) full of professionalism and enthusiasm, I wish you Happy Holidays, ensuring you total media censorship next year as you wish … Umberto “.
Four lines – the signature that included the address of the company led by Risso, Autogas Nord, was longer – which had the disruptive effect of opening two fronts in one fell swoop. One obvious: does Confindustria want to censor the media? “But no! It’s an internal joke. It is clear that even if we wanted to, total censorship would not be applicable… It must be inserted in the context, in the context of the appearances of the vice presidents with the media. But so it seems there erase culture, we can no longer say anything … », Risso replies annoyed.
Of course loquacity is not exactly the strong point of this team, as has been rumored for some months in the rooms of city politics. And many vice presidents – anonymous – did not like that joking appeal to censorship. So while accepting the president’s explanation on the lightness of the message, it is true that someone laughed at those very unusual greetings, but perhaps not for the same reason that Risso hoped. Because the second problem that has now opened is more serious. “There is no bank from the industrialists, there is no dialogue” two vice presidents reasoned yesterday, citing the arguments heard at Palazzo Tursi, seat of the Municipality of Genoa and in Piazza De Ferrari, headquarters of the Region. And between the Council and the Assembly of Industrialists, the movement of those who would like to give a change of pace is growing. the joke (“failed»Admits Risso) risks becoming a detonator. –