Silvio Berlusconi's attempts to avoid Ruby giving evidence today have failed. His lawyers had advanced the argument of legitimate impediment to the trial continuing until after the general elections and wheeled out a meeting in Rome today (to finalise the People of Liberty party list) as impeding the giving of evidence by the girl who was guest at bunga bunga parties in Berlusconi's Arcore villa, when in care and only seventeen.
The judges stated that as Alfano is Secretary of the People of Liberty party, and the choice of candidate for premier is to be made after the election results are known, former prime minister Berlusconi cannot avail himself of the legitimate impediment excuse.
Whoops. No wonder Berlusconi insists all magistrates are part of the Left.