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21 May 2014

Full video: Paxman interviews Berlusconi, and asks why he jumped out at Merkel from behind a pillar

BBC's Newsnight ran an exclusive interview with ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi last night. Watch it here.

By Media Mole

Last night, Newsnight ran Jeremy Paxman’s exclusive interview with the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.


 – Asked him whether it’s true Berlusconi called German chancellor Angela Merkel an “unfuckable lard-arse”.

 – Questioned why he jumped out from behind a pillar and said “cuckoo” to Merkel. 

 – Found out from Berlusconi his view of comedian and leader of Italy’s largest party, the Five Star Movement, Beppe Grillo: “His behaviour reminds me of some of the most bloody and dangerous characters in history. He has many things in common with Robespierre, Stalin and Pol Pot.”

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 – Drew him on his private life, referring to the ‘Bunga Bunga’ parties, to which Berlusconi replied, “the Bunga Bunga accusations were the most amazing things, ridiculous! They manipulated reality.”

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