He was in his element. From the beaming smile and trademark double-breasted suit to the chutzpah and man-of-the-people schtick, it was as if time had stood still for two decades.
Only with one difference – thanks to transplants, Silvio Berlusconi has a lot more hair now than he did back in 2001.
The former prime minister appeared on a television chat-show this week to sign, with much fanfare, an accord with “the Italian people”.
In it, he pledged that if his centre-Right alliance wins the election on March 4, he will work to create hundreds of thousands of jobs, in a country where the unemployment rate is around 11 per cent, and three times that among people in their twenties.
“One in three young…
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