In an amazing feat of escapism, equal only to the exploits of Houdini, Italian Prime Minister Silly Burlesque has won a vote of confidence in his Parliament by 3 votes.
Shortly after the vote Silly was seen taking two women who had surprisingly voted for him into a chamber. He told reporters afterwards that he was thanking them for their support. 'At 74 I need a jock strap' he revealed. And what a sight he revealed!
Italy can now have a happy Christmas and continue with the song and strip dances made so famous by Burlesque. The markets were relieved to hear the news and stocks and shares went through the roof in a spurt of feverish activity. Even the stock market has the appropriate Italian style.
'It was a good job Silly won' the Pope announced 'his antics draw attention away from the young boys crowding into the Churches at Christmas for confessions.'
So Italy is Pasta saving. It is such Pizzy to see such a great nation bending over and showing its arse to the world.