Borg Olivier’s blame game continues
Nationalist Party general secretary Paul Borg Olivier will not let go of the “who leaked what” blame game on the Mistra scandal.
For the second time in as many days, he yesterday called an urgent press conference to say that Labour leader Joseph Muscat had informed the PN of Labour’s plans to use the Mistra scandal in the last days of the electoral campaign four years ago.
In a repeat performance, Dr Borg Olivier again refused to comment on the scandal itself and whether then-Labour leader Alfred Sant was right in alleging corruption.
The Mistra scandal was about a tract of land owned by MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, who last week resigned from the PN Parliamentary Group, which was being touted for an open air disco.
“This press conference is not about the Mistra case but intended to unmask Joseph Muscat’s deceit,” Dr Borg Olivier insisted.
He pointed out what Nationalist MEP Simon Busuttil told newspapers yesterday, that Dr Muscat, at the time still an MEP, had given him strong hints on the Mistra campaign during talks on a flight to Brussels.
Dr Borg Olivier said the PN had passed political judgement on the case soon after the election when the Prime Minister did not appoint Dr Pullicino Orlando to the Cabinet.
In a reaction, Labour said Dr Borg Olivier was more interested in playing “children’s games” than concentrating on real issues.