Silvio Berlusconi

The first real gaffe of the EU referendum? It’s from Charles Moore

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It was a famous American editor and columnist Michael Kinsley who once defined the political ‘gaffe’ as something that occurs…

Jeremy Corbyn’s debt to Silvio Berlusconi

15 August 2015 9:00 am

I’m going off Jeremy Corbyn. He seems more and more pleased with himself by the minute. But I understand why…

Nicole Minetti (with statutory sunglasses) in Milan in 2011. The bunga-bunga girl, catapulted into politics by Berlusconi, was accused of aiding and abetting prostitution and submitting fraudulent expenses

Good time girls: Italian women prefer sunglasses to babies, according to Nicholas Farrell

7 February 2015 9:00 am

Like so many Britons who chased the dream and woke up in Italy I have contemplated writing a book about…

In defence of Silvio Berlusconi

29 June 2013 9:00 am

The Bunga Bunga trial has shown that something is irredeemably rotten in Italy – but it isn’t the former prime minister

Beppe Grillo: Italy's new Mussolini

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Beppe Grillo has much in common with Mussolini