Pressure mounts for 'lame duck' PM to face prosecution over corruption charges
By Michael Day
8 October 2009
Silvio Berlusconi attacks the judges as 'red toga-wearing tools of the left'
As the political pressure mounted last night, the 73-year-old premier lambasted the Constitutional Court judges as "red toga-wearing tools of the left" and vowed not to quit, despite predictions by opponents that the ruling could force him to resign and hold a snap election. "We must govern for five years, with or without the law," Mr Berlusconi told reporters outside his residence in Rome.