In a sad day for satirical watchers of politics with Silvio Berlusconi saying he will resign.
Old Silvio is one of Europe’s best political survivors, almost bordering on invincible at the head of his media empire and the Italian government.
From supposed links to the Mafia, dropped trials involving bribery of judges, accusations of paying an under-age girl for sex and the abuse of his office relating to her release from detention – he has survived the lot…
…the euro crisis started to grip Italy
Of course it didn’t help was when he said the Euro “was a disaster that has screwed everyone”…
…and what really sunk his ship was describing the leader of the one country capable of helping him out (Angel Merkel of Germany) as “an un-fuckable lardarse”