Dalligate: as seen on Twitter
Ex-Health Commissioner John Dalli addressed a press conference in Brussels yesterday. Christian Peregin selects tweets, mostly from journalists who packed the venue, showing how things unfolded.
#Dalli: “Swedish Match offered money to Zammit to meet me.” The other side of the looking glass.
#Dalli: “Maybe the perception is wrong because I resigned, but I never ‘offered’ resignation, I had no other option.”
#Dalli: “Meeting people is part of being informed, when these meetings are not substantial and do not influence decisions, I don’t declare.”
If ever in Malta, you can have a meeting with John Dalli. Anyone can, he says.
Antonio Neves Costa
#Dalli doesn’t understand what the problem is: of course everyone is lobbied! Difference is you can’t be offered money to influence policies!
#Dalli did meet Zammit, the businessman, but about election campaign not lobbying.
#Dalli asked why he did not tell OLAF of meetings with fixer businessman and changed story. ‘He didn’t remember at that time’.
#Dalli: “@Swedish_Match seems to have negotiated with #Zammit about price, when they decided it was too high, they launched the complaint.”
After the press point of Mr Dalli. He said I am not guilty, I did nothing wrong. Anybody expected to hear something else?
I fear #Dalli might be losing the PR battle. If not his marbles. Shame. Could have made for an interesting court case.