I've missed Silvio Berlusconi and suspect you have too. Sure, I wouldn't want him running my country but it seems important that he be able to remain on the international stage for some time yet;
It is a rather unorthodox argument for being elected, but in image-obsessed Italy it just might work.
Famously outspoken Italian opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that right-wing politicians are more attractive than their left-wing rivals.
The centre-right's candidate in this weekend's national elections said the Left had "no taste" in women.
He said that when he looked around parliament, he found female politicians from the right were "more beautiful", the BBC reports.
"The left has no taste, even when it comes to women," he said.
[Via Mr Worstall]