An Italian government led by Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini's Lega party would pursue an ambitious tax cut programme, according to the party's economic spokesman, Claudio Borghi.

“We need to pursue a tax cut and it is obvious that a small portion will be funded by a deficit,” Borghi told Italian public TV on Monday.

Lega is leading in the polls and has withdrawn from the 14-month-old coalition government with its anti-establishment parter the 5-Star Movement and is calling for immedi...

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