Not voting would increase support for Labour - PM
By not voting in the next election, one would clearly be increasing support of the Labour Party, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said this morning.
Speaking during a dialogue meeting at the party headquarters in Pieta, Dr Gonzi said that no know knew what Labour leader Joseph Muscat was offering.
“So how can we trust our future with him. He is not offering alternatives but leaving it to the last five minutes of the game to see which way to go.”
Asked whether an election was in the pipeline since a lot of billboards were being put up, Dr Gonzi said it was not but noted that this was the last year of the government’s legislature and its time would soon come to an end.
He noted that it was important for one to see all the difficulties the country had gone through in the past four years and see how it fared when compared to other countries.
Replying to questions from the floor and other sent through the party’s website, the Prime Minister said that the through the interconnector project, Malta would be able to buy electricity at EU prices and would no longer depend on the price of oil.
This would be of benefit for investment since foreign investors always asked whether Malta had a regular supply of electricity.
The project, he said, was progressing and it was expected to be ready by the end of next year.
On the projects at the entrance to Valletta, Dr Gonzi said that these were on track with Parliament scheduled to be completed by the beginning of next year, the theatre and the entrance by the end of this year.
Once Parliament moved to the new building, a restoration project headed by Judge Giovanni Bonello would kick in at the Palace.
This project will see the conversion of the Palace ground floor into an exhibition space.
On the IVF bill launched for consultation on Friday, Dr Gonzi reiterated that this would give new hope to couples who wanted children but could not have them while creating a regulatory framework, which to date had been lacking.