The fun and games start after a minute. A guest on the show of Michele Santoro, Berlusconi tries to read out a list of the convictions for libel of his arch-critic, Marco Travaglio, a contributor to the programme. Travaglio stays calm, but Santoro loses his temper, interrupts Berlusconi and then refuses to shake his hand. At the end, Berlusconi takes Travaglio’s chair, but cleans with his handkerchief. For my money, that’s game and set (though possibly not match) to the Great Communicator.