|Were we all with Silvio? Someone must have been.|
Divisive and shameful, yesterday was the day that many Italians have longed to see.
However, convicted criminal or not, he does have his supporters. And they do believe that this is all an orchestrated left-wing plot to persecute an innocent man.
In the UK we hear little of Berlusconi other than his extravagant gaffes and girls and are in constant amazement that someone so blatantly self-serving could be elected. However, in Italy, despite all this, he continues to present himself as a self-made, vigorous business man fighting an unjust system.
What Italy really needs is for the Berlusconi factor to disappear. To have the Government dependent for its survival on this ridiculous individual is not sustainable or supportable. He has dragged his country’s reputation down along with him. One of the many accusations made against him has finally stuck. Judgement has been made. After 20 years enough is enough. If his love of his country is as great as he claimed today he should go now with some grace. A likely scenario …?