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Updated: PN says Labour's four-year silence confirms its claims

The fact that the Labour Party kept quiet for four years since the PN first disclosed that Joseph Muscat had informed it that the PL would be targeting Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando over Mistra, confirmed that the PN had been correct, the party said this afternoon.

The PN was referring to a statement issued by the Labour Party earlier today in which the PL said that the GonziPN spin that Dr Muscat had passed on the information been started by former general secretary Joe Saliba in The Sunday Times four years ago.

In its statement, the PL said it was soruces from the heart of the PN who leaked the story.

Mr Saliba had told The Sunday Times four years ago that the PL had inadvertently given the PN hints about the case.

Francis Zammit Dimech said on a TV programme yesterday that Joseph Muscat was the PN's source that JPO was to be targetted on the Mistra project. In a separate programme, Beppe Fenech Adami said Dr Muscat had leaked the story to the PN media.

These statements showed that GonziPN was inconsistent even in its lies, the PL said.

This was a farcical GonziPN conspiracy theory to protect its clique. GonziPN knew who, from within the PN, had leaked the Mistra contract and made sensitive contracts public on the eve of the election.

In its statement, the PN said that when Dr Muscat had passed on this information, he had said that the MLP's attack was going to be on a prominent PN candidate.

Now that four years had passed since Mr Saliba said that it was Dr Muscat who had disclosed this information, the PL was trying to find a means of getting out of what its leader had said.

When Mr Saliba first made his statement, the MLP had not denied the claims, confirming that what Mr Saliba had said was true.

It was only now, in a panic reaction, that Dr Muscat and the MLP were trying to deny this in a weak attempt to cover what Dr Muscat had done. This was confirmation that Dr Muscat was an amateur and a coward.

The PN noted that, in its statement, Labour did not deny that it was Dr Muscat who had disclosed the information but alleged that it was somebody within the PN that leaked the Mistra story to Labour.

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