‘Vote for the real thing’ – Gonzi
PN leader Lawrence Gonzi said that a vote for the PN was a vote for the “real thing” and a guarantee of the future while a vote for Joseph Muscat was a vote for instability and a risk not worth taking.
Speaking at the PN stronghold of Balzan last night, Dr Gonzi said Labour was so ashamed of its past that it was trying to dis- guise itself as a copy of the PN. However, he argued, people had got used to associating the PN with stability, sound finances and a strong sense of direction, which the Labour leader could only aspire to imitate.
“We are the real PN and if you want a sound future you know that the right choice is the PN once again. In order to win, Muscat is trying to turn his party into a copy of the PN but everyone knows that he is just a false imitation.
“Muscat is so ashamed of Labour that he speaks, dresses and acts like a Nationalist. But please don’t let him fool you. The real Nationalists are us,” he said.
Dr Gonzi said that whenever Labour were in power they made a mess .The last time was in 1996, when Labour froze Malta’s application to join the EU and tried to change the VAT system, creating the biggest deficit the country had ever seen. He said Labour was once again promising projects that if implemented would mean disaster.
Despite the difficult international situation, the PN had managed to create a thriving economy which produced more wealth and created more than 20,000 new jobs.