Berlusconi’s sleazy political generation should retire: Mayor of Florence

February 20th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Gordon Brown London, Feb 20 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s, who is embroiled in controversies pertaining to his sexcapades, has been slammed by the mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi.

The 36-year-old said that Berlusconi and his sleazy political generation should retire.

“When Italy hosted international summits in 1994, 2001 and 2009, John Major, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown were Britain’s prime ministers, but Berlusconi was there every time. We need to send a whole generation of politicians into retirement and I am just one of many demanding we turn a page,” the Guardian quoted him as saying.

Renzi is scathing about Berlusconi’s injection of sleazy sexuality into Italian life via his TV channels.

“Back in ‘94, Berlusconi invoked Margaret Thatcher and promised a liberal revolution, but since then it has been a bizarre journey from Thatcher to Nicole Minetti,” he said, referring to the showgirl-turned-politician who arranged the parties where Berlusconi met Karima El-Mahroug (also known as Ruby), the Moroccan dancer with whom he is suspected of having sex.

“His cultural message is rooted in his sexy 80s shows and he has changed Italy far more with his TV stations than with his laws,” said Renzi. (ANI)

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