Quotes of the week
“As you can see nothing satisfies Franco Debono.”
Nationalist backbencher Beppe Fenech Adami reacting to his colleague Franco Debono’s comment that he, not Simon Busuttil, should have been appointed as the Prime Minister’s special delegate.
“There was no racism in this case.”
Defence lawyer Manuel Mallia insisting his client, bouncer Duncan Deguara – acquitted of causing the death of immigrant Suleiman Ismail Abubaker in 2009 – was not a racist.
“This is a big shock... We’re still struggling to understand what happened.”
Seabank Hotel owner Silvio Debono cannot fathom how the nightclub under construction at his complex collapsed, burying a 27-year-old Latvian worker beneath two storeys of rubble.
“I beg and chase women... but it is hard to find ones willing to accept.”
Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry president Tancred Tabone on his fear that imposing quotas for women on company boards, as proposed by the European Commission, will have negative repercussions.
“Where there is hatred there should be love.”
Labour leader Joseph Muscat adapting the prayer of St Francis of Assisi for his weekly political meeting after Nationalist councillors spewed hatred towards their Labour counterparts.