The EU is about to face a crisis that could make Brexit look like a Sunday picnic.
The populist Italian parties The Five Star Movement and The League party, which won the last general election look like they are soon to form a coalition government.
The two Eurosceptic parties have released a policy document showing they may intend to take Italy out of the euro and write off 250 Billion euros in banking debt imposed on the country by the EU in a similar way Ireland was buried under a mountain of private banking debt in the aftermath of the 2008 economic crash by the EU.
Both parties but particularly the League party are intent on deporting hundreds of thousands of illegal migrants and wish to take a much more robust stance in stopping mass migration from Africa across the Mediterranean.
Italy has been wracked with social, criminal and financial difficulties stemming from the mass migration across the Med, with violent anti-social behaviour, sexual assaults and drug dealing sky rocketing in multiple Italian cities and towns swamped with African migrants.