Our cards are on the table – Busuttil
The Nationalist Party has placed its cards on the table for the electorate to make its choice but the Labour Party is still keeping them to itself, PN deputy leader Simon Busuttil charged yesterday.
He said that, while the PN had given the people its full programme, Labour was dishing out information in bits.
Dr Busuttil was speaking on TVM in a debate which also featured Finance Minister Tonio Fenech and Labour candidates Gavin Gulia and Adrian Meli.
While Dr Busuttil accused Labour of not having replies to people’s questions on its proposals, Dr Gulia accused the PN of making proposals that lacked any credibility as the promises it had made in the past had not been kept.
Even the European Commission said the Government had good ideas but was weak in their implementation, he said.
Mr Fenech lashed out at Dr Gulia over his record as minister during Labour’s stint in government between 1996 and 1998.
Mr Meli criticised the Government over its failed promise to eradicate waiting lists and over the problem of out-of-stock medicines. He said the PN was promising a refund but at the Government’s prices rather than the price bought in pharmacies.
The two sides argued over their energy proposals, with the PN representatives saying Labour’s plan was not doable and would cost the country a bomb.
They also clashed over the creation of jobs, with the PN saying it created 20,000 and Labour insisting this figure was only 6,700.