Silvio Berlusconi

The boastful billionaire media mogul was Italy’s longest-serving premier despite scandals over his sex-fuelled parties and allegations of corruption.
"He has an extraordinary ego and he believes that he was badly treated".
The EU could soon face a crisis that would make the post-crash Greek debt crisis look like a minor hiccup
A sizeable percentage of Italians have put their weight behind ferociously divisive rhetoric
Sometimes, rarely, you meet leaders who turn out to be every bit as unfit for office as you had imagined