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Quotes of the week

“I take note and I move on.”

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi speaking minutes after MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando quit the Nationalist Party to become an independent MP in Parliament.


“It’s like having two prime ministers – the situation is ridiculous.”

Labour leader Joseph Muscat commenting on the situation created by MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s break from the PN, which he felt was detrimental to the country.


“I expect to be consulted by you.”

MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando in his resignation letter urging the Prime Minister to confer with him should any measure not mentioned in the electoral programme require his support in Parliament.


“Training and procedures definitely do not include kicking.”

Detention Service head Lt Col Brian Gatt speaking for the first time since Malian migrant Mamadou Kamara died in custody after escaping from the Safi detention centre.


“There is little doubt that, in normal circumstances, any court would have given custody to Mr Bridge.”

Mr Justice Joseph Azzopardi granting 10-year-old Ella Bridge’s wish to remain in Malta with her British father Richard, but pointing out that Mr Bridge had put himself in a difficult position when he left the UK.


“Using high temperatures as an excuse is simply not acceptable.”

The GRTU lambasting Enemalta Corporation for the persistent pow­er cuts plaguing Valletta businesses.

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