Vulgar & Misogynistic

WITH his ratings at record lows, scandal-hit Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi today quipped his party should change its name to “Go Pussy!” in the latest gaffe likely to incense swathes of voters.

“We will change the name of the People of Freedom because people no longer carry it in their hearts,” the 75-year-old told lawmakers from his ruling coalition in parliament, Italian news media reported.

“We will examine any suggestions,” he added.

Berlusconi then reportedly joked: “I’m told the name that would have the biggest success is ‘Go Pussy!'”

The billionaire tycoon first entered the political arena in the early 1990s with a party called “Go Italy!” – a popular football chant.

Berlusconi’s jokes – often vulgar and misogynistic – have provoked the ire of feminists, anti-racism campaigners and the Catholic Church.

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