As I am permitted to ask in such terms, being, in the words of a once-frequent contributor below the line, "the Mulatto Hitler" to Robert Mugabe's "Black Hitler". He famously thought that "the conservative Colbert" was a reference to The Colbert Report, and he used to compare me to Mussolini under various spellings, all of them incorrect.
Berlusconi is factually accurate that Mussolini's regime was not initially anti-Semitic, and only became so under pressure from Hitler. He might have added that in May 1940, Churchill had been all ready to give Gibraltar, Malta, Suez, Somaliland, Kenya and Uganda to Mussolini.
My mind is now on that strange little man, by which I mean neither Berlusconi nor Mussolini, nor even Churchill, because we are coming up to the tenth anniversary of his permanent exclusion of me from any hope of entering the parliamentary process. People who say that I ought to be in it, blame him.
A fat lot of good it did him then, or has done him since, or will ever do him, I am pleased to say. Then, now and forever, he has to console him everything that it is within his capacity to appreciate: his very latest haircut, his encycolpedic knowledge of football and of pop music, and so on. Bless him.
But anyway, to business. Adam Afriyie does not appear to have rebelled against Cameron on anything important, if on anything at all.
So, why bother with him?