Good news at last in the Independent.
One week from election day Berlusconi supporters are braced for defeat. In fact he's been trailing in the polls to his center left rival Prodi for two years, so he'll have to pull something spectacular out of the bag to stay in the top spot.
Mind you, my one experience of Prodi was on Channel Four News when he was interviewed over the bribery scandals - and he seemed to spend his whole time defending or minimising Berlusoni's wrong doings. Blimey, hardly a fire brand.
Anyway, the important thing is that Berlusconi should be getting the boot. Who knows maybe he'll go to jail next...