Vittorio Sgarbi was in Sardinia last weekend and also brought with him a myriad of political controversies. It all started with the leader of the M5s in the Regional Council, Desirè Manca. “In Italy the museums are closed, in Sardinia that of the Sassari Brigade opens for an absolutely shameful guided tour”, attacks the pentastellata exponent. “The President of the Regional Council, Michele Pais, accompanied Sgarbi in the face of Sardinians – he denounces – to whom places of culture are forbidden “.
Manca reports that “parliamentarian and president admired the museum with the former mayor of Castelsardo, Franco Cuccureddu, some relatives and some friends “. For her it is” shameful “, it is the” manifestation of the Sardinian caste, of the politics of privileges, which today is shown in its arrogance “. The visit was” sheltered from prying eyes and not publicized as usual – he comments – but what has happened demonstrates the disparity between the people and a politics accustomed to not respecting the rules, even if it moves with a hint of shame “.
The reply from Michele Pais was not long in coming: “Deeply embittered by the personal attack”, declared the President of the Regional Council. “Sgarbi has always shown great attention and affection for the island and during his visit he made meetings and inspections that they are in its parliamentary prerogatives, such as hospitals, universities and barracks “, he underlines.” My presence was individual, without follow-up – he specifies – invited to participate in the parliamentary inspection, I accepted out of institutional courtesy “. Pais underlines:” I have never used and I will never use the institutional office to have privileges, it’s not my style and I consider every accusation instrumental “. Desirè Manca, dissatisfied with the answer, rejoined: “The story has nothing to do with the affection for the island of anyone who visits it, attention is diverted by talking about universities, hospitals, individual presences and institutional courtesy, but the only thing it would have been correct not to join the crowd of parliamentary inspections, out of respect for the people and for those who, having no relations with Parliament, cannot visit museums “.