Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Berlusconi: High court explains to former prime minister how the ban from public office works

Tuesday, 18 March 2014. Italian High Court explains to former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi how the ban from public office works, and that he cannot run as a candidate for the European Parliament.

“Yes, you're banned from public office for two year, and no, you cannot run for European Parliament” told the High Court to Silvio Berlusconi, who tried to convince them that he had a case for his appeal (appealing also to the European Court of Human Rights).

The only way for Mr Berlusconi to get back to politics might be an appointment from his friend Putin?
The only way for Mr Berlusconi to get back to politics might be an appointment from his friend Putin?
While he was at it, he appealed also against his expulsion from the Senate, another measure – like the interdiction from taking part in elections as a candidate – taken after Mr Berlusconi was found guilty of tax fraud

He is the victim of politically motivated prosecutors and judges, he said, who are envious of his success as a politician, an entrepreneur and a tombeur de femmes.

Berlusconi's lawyer - and Berlusconi himself - were “extremely disappointed” by the ruling (but it's not the first time that the Italian judiciary let them down, and possibly not the last one).

The only political side free from envy and jealousy is his own party, Forza Italia (Go Italy), born again (it was Berlusconi's first political entity, formed in 1994) after the previous covetousness-free movement – People of Freedom – was dismantled.

The special relationship between Putin and Berlusconi could be th jey for the Italian return to politics?
By the way, apart from the tax fraud case, SB's life is a bit unsettled nowadays, as he is battling against a seven-year jail sentence issued by a Milan court last year (it's about paying for sex with an under-aged prostitute and abusing his office to cover it up) and struggling to get his football team AC Milan going, which have been performing badly in all competitions and now see all possible trophies out of reach.

If we may suggest, if Berlusconi is really craving for a position in politics, he might ask his good friend Vladimir Putin for a post somewhere, like Governor of Crimea or Ambassador to Ukraine, it might fit the Italian billionaire (among other things Ukraine is packed with blonde women and girls, and we know how Silvio adores women!).