Questo è ciò che scrive per il Guardian l'inviata Agnès Poirier:
Have you ever heard of Padania? It's an old politico-geographical concept that comes back regularly in Italian politics. Padania covers broadly what we would call north Italy, enclosing the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna and Veneto. Padania is the favourite word of the Lega Nord, vitriolic Umberto Bossi's party, which keeps asking for nothing less than Italy's complete dismantlement and the immediate secession of Padania, its most industrious and richest part.