A UKIP councillor seeking the party’s nomination for Northumbria Police Commissioner invited a constituent to a “Bunga Bunga” party — a phrase used by disgraced former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi to describe alleged sex parties. David Potts, who sits on South Tyneside council, bragged on Twitter about his “W&S” and “bunga bunga” parties, and even […]

Tales of Silvio Berlusconi’s womanising and “bunga bunga parties” are manifold. But it was hitherto unknown that The Great Seducer was given to asking foreign leaders for celebrities’ personal contact details. Speaking at a private lunch for the asset management firm Carlyle Group in Paris this week, Gordon Brown revealed that Berlusconi had approached him […]

UPDATE JULY 2013: Another guilty verdict. But will he get off as he did after this post from 2011? While bond markets may not love Silvio Berlusconi, the Scrapbook team have found ourselves lamenting the possibly imminent departure of the bunga bunga-partying septuagenarian. To commemorate his entertaining, if not entirely prudent stewardship of the Italian economy, […]

While Tory grandees prefer to stare directly at their colleagues’ bottoms, ogling women in the Italian parliament is an alltogether more technical affair. MP Simeone Di Cagno Abbrescia was photographed browsing advertisements for prostitutes on his iPad during a parliamentary debate. Confronted with the snaps, the former mayor of Bari claimed that his “fingers slipped”: I […]

“For those who love to conquer, the joy and the most beautiful satisfaction is in the conquest. If you have to pay, I ask you, what joy is there?” – Silvio Berlusconi Brass neck doesn’t even cover it. Alan Clark eat your heart out.