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"Did You Call Angela Merkel An Un****able Lardarse?", Jeremy Paxman Asks Silvio Berlusconi

The outgoing BBC Newsnight presenter doesn't give a damn any more.

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Watch the clip here. And keep a close eye on his face for the moment when he realises what he's being asked.

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Italian newspapers claim Berlusconi was recorded making the comment on wiretapped phone calls obtained as part of an investigation into an alleged blackmail plot involving the former Prime Minister.

You'll have to watch tonight's Newsnight to hear what he said to Paxman. (We'll update this piece when it happens.)