Brothers of Italy is an independent far right party allied with Mr. Berlusconi’s one.
It is not neofascist or xenophobic, but certainly it is the rightist wing of Mr. Berlusconi’s coalition.
Of course, such a party should be very careful not to raise any suspect of neofascism.
That’s why it is a particularly naif faux pas what the Brothers did in these days, uploading on the web a video in which two nominees mock homosexual people holding banners with the words: ‘Vote using your head and your hearth, not using your ass. We love women’.
After drawing harsh criticism, the video was removed. Mrs. Giorgia Meloni, one of the Brothers’ leaders, issued a formal apology on behalf of the party, describing the video as ‘very gross’ and ordering the two nominees to apologize, too.