Tomorrow ( Monday) the jury, in concluding a two-year trial, will decide whether the former Italian prime minister paid for sex with an under-age prostitute and abused his position of power to cover it up.

If found guilty Berlusconi could face a jail sentence of 6 years and throw even more petrol onto the flames of Italian politics. His centre-right People of Freedom party is crucial to the fragile left-right coalition of PM Letta and if the “bunga- bunga ” boy believes he is getting a raw deal of justice he is likely to withdraw support.

Never a dull moment in their political landscape eh?

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