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 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.
Every story that is not investigated increases the impunity in this country. Every story that is not investigated continues to dismantle law and order and the rule of law in this country. Every story that is not investigated puts our brave journalists increasingly at risk.
The right thing to do would be to also fire the Ministers who employed/contracted them back then. If it’s a bad thing now, it was a bad thing then. Clearly the objective of these terminations is merely that of keeping up appearances, a PR strategy.
The people within the knowledge group for this case would normally be Arnaud’s immediate superior – assistant commissioner Kevin Farrugia, the police commissioner Lawrence Cutajar, obviously Inspector Arnaud himself, and possibly Arnaud’s right-hand man. Joseph Muscat and Keith Schembri should not have been privy to the information, but they were. That’s five or six people in all.
It shouldn’t be hard to figure out who leaked the information.