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Quotes of The Week

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    “The party needs a different strategy and a radical overhaul.” PN committee members speaking after the party’s executive committee discussed its disappointing result in the European Parliament election. “Not the time to chicken out.” PN leader...

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    “There is no exemption for police officers not to attend court sittings.” Justice Minister Owen Bonnici insisting that although the EP election put a strain on police resources this did not mean sittings ground to a halt. “We’re fighting red tape...

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    “Blood was flowing everywhere.” Kleaven Cassar recalls the horror of seeing his son after he was attacked in Paceville. “Cyrus [Engerer] has already paid for his mistake.” Civil Rights Minister Helena Dalli says she has no intention of sacking...

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    “His courage makes him a soldier of steel.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat praising Cyrus Engerer who pulled out of the European Parliament race after he was found guilty of distributing pornographic images of his ex-boy­friend in an attempt to...

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    “A throwback to the time when the price of canned tuna was set by the State.” The Nationalist Party reacting to the “good news” promised by the Prime Minister that saw petrol prices drop by 2c and other fuel costs locked. “Moment of truth for the...

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    “We have to remain prudent in the face of the cultural tsunami the society is facing, from divorce to same-sex unions.” Gozo Bishop Mario Grech after the positive Malta result of the Vatican survey on moral issues. “It is only children who have a...

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    “A historic step forward for equality.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hails the new civil unions law. “We felt an abstention that everybody could accept was better than a free vote.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil defends his party’s decision to...

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    “If it didn’t do me any good, then it served the party well.” Labour MEP Joseph Cuschieri re­flecting on whether changing his mind to re-contest the EP election would deal him a blow at the polls after claiming he didn’t want to be among the...

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    “She worked without expecting anything in return.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat heaps praise on new President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. “She had everything to live for.” A statement read out by the family of cliff fall victim Lisa Maria Zahra...

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    “I wouldn’t have signed the Bill. Principles are not for sale.” Former president Eddie Fenech Adami reacting to outgoing President George Abela’s decision not to sign the Civil Unions Bill into law. “The code of ethics should be the bible of the...

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    “Ship will sail away once gas pipeline with Italy is in place.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat reveal­ing that the controversial LNG tanker, set to be moored in Marsa­xlokk Bay will be shifted within eight to nine years. “This is not a case police...

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    “I know you like being seen with dictators but we live in a democracy.” Opposition leader Simon Busuttil chastises Prime Minister Joseph Muscat during the Xarabank debate. “The future is bright for Malta.” A tweet by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat...

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    “I never aspired to this.” Presidential nominee Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca says she is not fond of ceremonial poses. “A schizophrenic experience.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat describes the notoriously bureaucratic public sector. “This degrading...

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    “They (the police) were violent.It was loud, shouting and hitting.” A migrant claims the police were heavy-handed during Tuesday’s riot at a detention centre. “This is obscene and verging on the criminal.” Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi is outraged...

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    “Phenomenal number of tip-offs.” Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi says the net in the electricity-theft racket was widening. “Only logical to hold an election.” Speaking at the launch of his autobiography, former prime minister Eddie Fenech Adami...

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    “Equality is essential to make Malta a global model.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat outlining his vision to make Malta a “land of opportunity” during Lab­our’s annual general conference. “Gianluca taught me a lesson to try to produce a song to...

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    “I think enough time has passed.” Justice Parliamentary Secretary Owen Bonnici launches the long-overdue White Paper on political party donations. “He took two heavy, wheezing breaths and then fell to his side.” Sephora Galea, daughter of Joseph...

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    “A reasonable agreement reached with those who wanted to reach agreement with us.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat hails the deal with the European Commission on the cash-for-citizenship scheme. “Muscat trying to save face after being...

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    “The aim is to persuade the Commission not to interfere.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat when pressed to say if the government would suspend the cash-for-citizenship scheme if the European Commission launched a legal challenge. “Austria has never...

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    “I think this is completely crazy.” Former Belgian prime minister and chairman of the Alliance of Liberals in the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt joining the chorus of disapproval to Malta’s cash-for-citizenship scheme. “We took note of what...

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