Anche il Telegraph ci ricorda quanto sia "arguto" il nostro presidente del consiglio:
Silvio Berlusconi's top ten gaffes
Silvio Berlusconi, is well known for his gaffes, sexist remarks and inappropriate quips.
E ne elenca le più grandi fesserie:
• Mussolini non aveva ucciso nessuno
On Mussolini: "Mussolini never killed anyone. Mussolini used to send people on vacation in internal exile."
• Investire in Italia perché le segretarie sono bone
On business: "Another reason to invest in Italy is that we have beautiful secretaries – superb girls."
• La proposta nel ruolo di Kapo
To a German MEP: "In Italy there is a man producing a film on Nazi concentration camps – I shall put you forward for the role of Kapo (a guard chosen from among the prisoners)."
• Gli elettori della sinistra non votano per i loro interessi
On left-wing voters: "I trust the intelligence of the Italian people too much to think that there are so many pricks around who would vote against their own best interests."
• La nostra è una civiltà superiore
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks: "We must be aware of the superiority of our civilisation, a system that has guaranteed wellbeing, respect for human rights and – in contrast with Islamic countries – respect for religious and political rights."
• I finlandesi non sanno neanche cosa sia il prosciutto
On plans to base an EU food standards agency in Finland instead of Parma: "Parma is synonymous with good cuisine. The Finns don't even know what prosciutto is."
• Quanto si sacrifica per noi
On his career: "I don't need to go into office for the power. I have houses all over the world, stupendous boats, beautiful aeroplanes, a beautiful wife, a beautiful family. I am making a sacrifice."
• Le famose corna
During a group photo of EU leaders in 2002 he made the horned gesture behind a Spanish minister.
• I coglioni che non lo votano
Before the 2006 election, which he lost, he said any Italian who didn't vote for him would be a "dickhead".
• La corte alla Carfagna
On his equal opportunities minister and former model Mara Carfagna: "I'd go anywhere with you, even to a desert island. If I weren't already married, I would marry you straight away."
Che bella figura, grazie Silvio.