Flat Earth: High politics
Sunday 03 April 1994
There wasn't much competition. Achille Occhetto, the earnest leader of the reformed Communist Party, is hardly a pin-up.
Panaiotis Kantzas, a professor of psychology at Siena University, says Mr Berlusconi's effect on women was 'like a mind drug', and that he 'acted like a sniff of cocaine'. Odd, you might think, when you realise the object of their passion is 54 and balding. Perhaps it is the aura of power that surrounds him.
When Italian women think of our politicians, we at Flat Earth wonder what narcotic they imagine: stale tobacco, gunpowder tea? A bottle of wine to the reader who provides the best answer. Postcards please, to: Flat Earth, c/o The Foreign Desk, 40 City Road, London EC1Y 2DB.
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
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