Meanwhile Antonio Di Pietro, the former magistrate who has become a respected opposition politician, has compared Berlusconi with the Roman emperor Nero. Even on the right, among Berlusconi's political allies, there is growing concern and the beginnings of a revolt. Gianfranco Fini, the speaker of the lower house of parliament and a key Berlusconi ally, has publicly warned that the number of starlets with stories to tell is threatening to turn voters away from politics. The influential journalist and loyal supporter Giuliano Ferrara said that the prime minister "needs to choose his friends betterLooks like the last days (I hope) this this corrupt emperor!
The accusation is that his enemies are trying to damage him before the forthcoming G8 conference - but I don't think they need any help - he can do the damage all by himself.
Once he is gone an enquiry into press freedom and independence in Italy might be apposite!