GonziPN in meltdown - Muscat
Labour leader Joseph Muscat said this evening that GonziPN was in meltdown and as predicted, Parliament this evening witnessed another government implosion.
Speaking at a press conference after a motion calling for the resignation of Richard Cachia Carauana was approved with the backing of Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, Dr Muscat noted that Dr Gonzi had said in his speech in parliament that he viewed this motion as saying that he himself had betrayed his duties. With the motion having been approved, Dr Gonzi now had to act on the basis of his declaration.
Speaking at a press conference, Dr Muscat said Dr Gonzi's speech in Parliament showed how he was in denial. Instead of trying to save his majority, he had launched an attack on the Labour Party.
What Parliament had seen was another implosion of the government.
GonziPN had failed once twice, three times and was no longer sustainable.
This was evidence of how the prime minister had failed. This was not about any individual MP. As what happened in the past few months showed, this was an issue involving different persons where the common denominator was the prime minister.
Today Parliament even heard a declaration that some 10 MPs were ready to vote with the Opposition motion.
This was a meltdown of GozniPN, a meltdown which was affecting government stability and democratic governability at a time of recession when Malta needed a government with the moral and democratic authority to take decisions.
Parliament had not believed the prime minister this evening
The prime minister now had to act on the basis of his own declaration that he viewed this motion as saying that he had betrayed his duties, Dr Muscat said.