PM asks again: ‘Where is Labour’s programme?’

PM asks again: ‘Where is Labour’s programme?’

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi this morning again asked why the Labour Party not announced its electoral programme yet, saying it is instead coming out with half-baked proposals every day.

Addressing a press conference at PN’s headquarters, Dr Gonzi said that Labour must be the first political party in the world which, almost half-way through an electoral campaign had not yet published its electoral programme.

“After five years calling for an election, we are seeing that Labour is not yet in a position to reveal its electoral programme,” Dr Gonzi said.

“Labour is already showing that it has no real plan and instead they are coming out with half-baked proposals every day. This is already reminding us of how Labour used to manage the country on a day by day basis and without a real plan.”

Giving more details of family-friendly measures that the PN is proposing, Dr Gonzi said that the party is in favour of choice where it comes to childcare facilities.

He said that apart from making this service more accessible to everyone, as this is an important step to increase employment participation, the government does not want to eliminate the private sector and is after keeping a very high quality of service.

“This is why our proposal for child care is superior than Labour’s”, Dr Gonzi insisted.

“We want parents to have a choice where to send their children while Labour wants everyone to send their children in state run centres,” he said.

Dr Gonzi said that the government will be giving out €5 million worth of vouchers for childcare services every year and the scheme would apply to all parents whether  working or studying.



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