The Minister for Justice Celine Dion aka Edward Zammit Lewis knows why in Malta justice is a travesty despite his fanfare on the advances made in this area on his watch.
Yet when one is sorry, one does not stop at making an apology. One tries to make amends, to curb the impunity that made the assassination possible, and to ensure nothing of the sort ever happens again. And two months later, not a single recommendation found in the report has been implemented by the Prime Minister. So the apology was nothing but a lie, lip service.
It’s not normal to have a bevy of sitting ministers indicted by a public inquiry to be responsible for the assassination of a journalist.
And it’s definitely not normal for people to support and vote for these ministers. People these ministers call idiots.
We will suffer consequences. Would you put your money in a bank that has a bad reputation? Or invest with a financial practitioner with a bad reputation?
We have seen much fanfare about changes in faces, changes in ways of doing things, but plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.
He had nothing to say about all the kleptocracy, corruption, nepotism and cronyism that his party – the Labour Party – bought to the country immediately the party rose to power.
It’s about time we stopped putting up with all this. We don’t have to. We deserve better, much better. But democracy, justice and fairness never just happened. They were always bought about, wrought at a cost.
Key to this, and fully in line with the PN’s tradition, would be a vision of a caring society, addressing those ignored by Muscatian trickle down economics. This is the PL’s soft underbelly, as the workers party has mutated into a party of oligarchs and speculators. If the PL emphasises money, the PN must emphasise people.
It’s time for the Labour party to put an end to the fealty, to the apologetics, to the excuses. It’s time people within the Labour party took a stand, called a spade a spade, and swept out all those who closed an eye to all the muck that was going on, those who enabled it and those who facilitated it.
He may also want to recall that he was legal advisor to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet and attended Cabinet meetings while all this impunity, crime and corruption were at their peak.
Abela would not recognise integrity if it were staring at him in the face. He is a product of his mentor and master, Joseph Muscat.
He may want to take into account that the person being accused in court of fraud is not the one he implied was responsible for the alleged fraud in the Egrant matter but his best friend, and the man he appointed to be the most powerful man in the land during his administration.