The leader of the Opposition seems to believe that the only way he can save his political skin is by imitating Eddie Fenech Adami’s tactics of the 1980s. The slogan at the time was Xogħol, Ġustizzja u Libertà (Work, Justice and Freedom). Simon Busuttil has now coined the slogan “Democracy and Freedom”.
Of course, Busuttil couldn’t use the word ‘work’, since there is more work in Malta under this government than we can cope with. As regards the word ‘justice’, there have been enormous reforms to our justice system carried out under this government, had been totally ignored by the previous PN government, even though most of which had been proposed by one of their own – Franco Debono. So the only word left of Fenech Adami’s slogan is the word ‘freedom’, to which, for effect, he added the word ‘democracy’.
What Busuttil is forgetting is that we are now living in 2017 not 1981. Who in his/her right senses would believe that we do not have freedom and democracy today?
When equating negation of freedom of expression to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s case, the leader of the Opposition is walking on very thin ice.