No stranger to controversy, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sharing his unique sense of humour again.
Whilst addressing a group of centre-right ‘Young Italy’ members on Sunday, he was asked a question about youth unemployment. He repeated advice first offered during the last election campaign.
“A pretty girl asked me what she should do”, he told the group in Rome. “I saw she was very good looking and told her my suggestion was to look for a rich partner.”
The Italian Prime Minister went on to say that the advice is just as valuable for men.
It is the latest in a series of memorable gaffes by Berlusconi who has frequently attracted criticism from what he calls the “Left Press” in Italy.
In May, he shocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by praising the “great and powerful” Mussolini and quoted from his diaries.
Earlier this year, he stunned delegates at a meeting of the Arab League by kissing the hand of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.