“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.

1. Meet Silvio Berlusconi: former Italian Prime Minister, occasional criminal and veteran of many Bunga Bunga sex parties.


2. Berlusconi’s looking smug because BBC Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman is here to interview him. Little does he know what the next question will be.


3. ANNDDDD Paxman strikes.


4. *double checks with translator*


6. “Um….”


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

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.)

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Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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