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PN's 'web of deceit' still in operation - Muscat

The Nationalist Party’s web of deceit was still being used unashamedly with people who approached ministries receiving phone calls from the party, Labour leader Joseph Muscat said this evening.

Speaking during a packed party activity at the Greek Theatre in Ta’ Qali, which had supporters waving the EU flag, Dr Muscat said voters in the EP election on Saturday had to give a signal that the current situation where prices continued to accelerate could not be accepted and the PL would work in the EU to ensure that an agency to safeguard against abuse would be set up.

It was not acceptable for medicine in Malta, he said, to be more expensive than in the EU.

It was also not acceptable that Maltese workers were facing competition from illegal immigrants who were being abused by employers or had to register as self-employed to get a job.

The Labour leader called on those who received hefty electricity bills saying they had a golden opportunity to send a message to the government by wholeheartedly voting for labour candidates to show they believed in a better tomorrow.

On healthcare, Dr Muscat said that if the Prime Minister wanted to be true to his pre-election promise that this would remain free of charge, he should have made this clear when he commissioned a report on the subject.

He pointed out that while other countries in the EU did not impose VAT on vaccines, this was being imposed in Malta. The PL would be checking if this was the case in the next hours, he promised.

“Dr Gonzi deceived you and your families,” Dr Muscat said to applause adding that there were people who did not want to vote because they had lost hope.

He urged these people to “go out and vote. We want a true vote coming from people’s hearts, electing deserving representatives to defend the Maltese and not cover up for Dr Gonzi".

The PN were doing everything to turn this election in their favour and he urged the people not to heed those who were saying that this was a sure victory for Labour. One had to keep in mind the last general election, which clearly showed that every vote counted.

Deputy leader Toni Abela also addressed the gathering saying that Malta’s problems had a name and a face - Lawrence Gonzi, as did the solutions - Joseph Muscat.

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