The Sound of Silvio: 'I'll continue to work as ever for the good of this country'
Nothing keeps Europe's mediatic hills more alive than the sound of Silvio Berlusconi's music. His colourful quips, defences and actions are fast becoming cult in the field of national politics. On 18 June, the Italian prime minister, 72, cranks up the sound of showgirls and showdowns. Quote of the day
'Once again they fill the newspapers with rubbish and falsehoods ('garbage and lies'). I will certainly not allow this aggression to affect me, and I will continue to work as ever for the good of this country'
Silvio Berlusconi, 18 June. Reacts to claims made by a showgirl in an interview in the Milan-based daily Corriere della Sera that she was 'paid' to visit his Roman villa in October 2008. In the UK press, only the Irish Times sympathises by calling his response 'not surprising'
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