Quotes of the week
“The vote was clear and unconditional.”
Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi’s reaction after securing a vote of confidence in his government brought about after Nationalist MP Franco Debono voted with the opposition to oust the Home Affairs Minister.
“Nothing has been solved.”
Despite the government winning a vote of confidence Labour leader Joseph Muscat predicts it won’t be long before another crisis crops up.
“How do you ever come to terms with being woken by a man, dressed in black, standing in your bedroom and stabbing your husband?”
Claire Zammit Xuereb breaks her silence on the New Year’s Daydouble stabbings in her Sliema apartment that left her husband Duncan and “intruder” Nicholas Gera dead.
“The frustrations of a magistrate who has been to Bosnia-Herzegovina carry more weight with The Times than the frustrations of magistrates who have never been there. Utterly appalling.”
Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri fires a missive at The Times when asked questions on court delays.
“I was just walking in a safe area, frequented by so many people.”
A 22-year-old French woman who was nearly killed by a metal pole that fell on her head from a building site along the Gżira Strand, and is planning to sue property owners.
“We can all drink tap water.”
Rural Affairs Minister George Pullicino insisting there was no need to buy bottled water even though the quality has gone down.