Eyeties get land for kids prom­ise from govern­ment

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ITAL­IANS have been or­dered to get shag­ging by their govern­ment and will be of­fered a chunk of free land if they have a third kid.

De­spite fre­quently boast­ing about what mag­nif­i­cent and vir­ile lovers they are, Ital­ian men are shun­ning their du­ties in the bed­room – pre­fer­ring to shop for shoes and watch foot­ball.

Now par­ents who have a third child be­tween 2019 and 2021 will get a piece of farm­land, the Ital­ian govern­ment has said, in a pol­icy it hopes will solve two prob­lems at once.

The plan, cooked up by the far- right League and in­cluded in the draft bud­get for next year, is a bid to re­verse the coun­try’s fall­ing birth rate.

Italy has the low­est birth rate in Europe. Last year some 464,000 births were reg­is­tered, a record low, leav­ing the coun­try with a sig­nif­i­cantly older pop­u­la­tion and a de­mo­graphic time bomb.

Agri­cul­ture Min­is­ter Gian Marco Centi­naio said: “Some­thing is needed to turn the trend around. That’s why the min­istry wants to con­tribute, favour­ing ru­ral ar­eas.

One Eyetie bab­bled: “Mamma Mia!”

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