Would our PrimeMinister /MPs do the same

Found 10th Apr 2009
Berlusconi offers own homes to quake survivors
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:58am
L'AQUILA, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's billionaire prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, Friday offered to put up in his own homes some of the thousands of people made homeless by this week's earthquake.

"I will do what I can too, by offering some of my houses," the 72-year-old media mogul told reporters after a state funeral for the victims in the mountain city of L'Aquila.

About 17,000 survivors are living in tents in L'Aquila and other towns in the central Abruzzo region, which was hit by the 6.3 magnitude quake Monday. Thousands more are being put up in hotels or have found refuge with family.

Berlusconi's private homes include a mansion in Arcore near Milan, beach villas in Sardinia and Portofino on the Riviera, another on Lake Maggiore, an apartment in central Rome and many more. Forbes magazine rates him as Italy's second richest man.

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good for him.. that should earn him a few votes next election.

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ClarityofMind;4886697

good for him.. that should earn him a few votes next election.



Well there is that of course

ClarityofMind;4886697

good for him.. that should earn him a few votes next election.



No - he buys those. One of the most corrupt swines on the planet is ol Silvio

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mbgringo;4886717

No - he buys those. One of the most corrupt swines on the planet is ol … No - he buys those. One of the most corrupt swines on the planet is ol Silvio



Exactly. It's a nice gesture, but I can't say I'd want our MPs to be anything like old Silvio.

the criminal becomes the philanthropist-the world has gone truly mad! lets not forget that those homes were bought off the back of corruption and dishonesty-not impressed one bit tbh.

barky;4886781

the criminal becomes the philanthropist-the world has gone truly mad! … the criminal becomes the philanthropist-the world has gone truly mad! lets not forget that those homes were bought off the back of corruption and dishonesty-not impressed one bit tbh.



maybe he will charge them water rates and sewage, gas and electricty costs lol

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ClarityofMind;4886855

maybe he will charge them water rates and sewage, gas and electricty … maybe he will charge them water rates and sewage, gas and electricty costs lol



You're right. Just reread and it does not make mention of free anywhere

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This is probably part of the reason he is doing it

"Many people have already offered up their houses to help the homeless from the earthquake and I too will do what I can by offering some of my residences," Berlusconi said as he attended funerals for the victims in the quake-ravaged central city of L'Aquila.

Officials estimate at about 28,000 the number of people homeless from Monday's earthquake, with a large chunk -- 18,000 -- scraping by in tent villages with a dearth of hot water, showers and electricity.

The quake killed 289 people according to the latest estimates and destroyed and damaged some 10,000 buildings.

Berlusconi stirred controversy earlier this week by telling German television that the tent residents "should see it like a weekend of camping."

WoolyM;4887012

This is probably part of the reason he is doing it "Many people have … This is probably part of the reason he is doing it "Many people have already offered up their houses to help the homeless from the earthquake and I too will do what I can by offering some of my residences," Berlusconi said as he attended funerals for the victims in the quake-ravaged central city of L'Aquila.Officials estimate at about 28,000 the number of people homeless from Monday's earthquake, with a large chunk -- 18,000 -- scraping by in tent villages with a dearth of hot water, showers and electricity.The quake killed 289 people according to the latest estimates and destroyed and damaged some 10,000 buildings.Berlusconi stirred controversy earlier this week by telling German television that the tent residents "should see it like a weekend of camping."




I'll believe it when I see him opening his doors and bidding people come inside whilst handing out warm drinks and a nice pair of fluffy slippers

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ClarityofMind;4887029

I'll believe it when I see him opening his doors and bidding people come … I'll believe it when I see him opening his doors and bidding people come inside whilst handing out warm drinks and a nice pair of fluffy slippers



What a photo op. Lol
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