Genuine mistakes and dirty tricks (1)
Recent events in Parliament makes one realise how important the seat of power is for those holding it. I was not one of those who stayed up all night to listen to the radio to witness how Thursday week's vote would go.
Ultimately it was not a vote of no confidence in the current Administration. So I just followed the story, like everyone else, through TV news and newspapers. What struck me most is not the allegedly mistaken vote of MP Mario Galea. Everyone makes genuine mistakes. If he should be allowed to correct it is another story. I know of no warden who lets me correct my genuine mistakes.
What really and genuinely shocks me is how Nationalist MP Tonio Borg managed to twist facts about Justyne Caruana so coolly. The lack of any Nationalist emotions right after she voted is assurance enough that there wasn't any doubt about how her vote went. But the cold bloodedness of the blatant twisting of facts that happened afterwards brings only awe to most of us.