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Quotes of The Week

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    “You can call me tough or heartless... but we want the same concrete solidarity used to save the banks.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat warning the EU that Malta will use all the legitimate powers at its disposal to express its dissatisfaction...

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    “I thought that before recruiting them there should be certain screening.” Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia defending his decision to sit in on interviews of secret service agents. “Degrading.” Home Affairs spokesman Jason Azzopardi slamming a...

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    “The Attorney General is requesting that he be put away for life.” Lawyer Phillip Galea Farrugia addressing the court before David Zerafa was sentenced for the brutal murder of a Gozitan lawyer. “The Court system favours the wrongdoer.” Justice...

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    “If you have a problem with the waiver and its details, go to the Office of the Prime Minister.” Parliamentary Secretary Franco Mercieca when asked to disclose the contents of his waiver from the ministerial code of ethics. Later in the week Mr...

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    “Tagħna lkoll, tagħna lkoll.” Prisoners chant the Labour Party’s electoral slogan after being informed by Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia they would be granted an amnesty. “Party underestimated Joseph Muscat.” The Nationalist Party defeat...

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    “People have a right to know and we want to correct any fears about what is going on.” Police Commissioner Peter Paul Zammit addressing his first crime conference after the murder of Paul Degabriele, which is possibly connected to a web of violent...

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    “The huge majority of member states are adamantly opposed to this idea.” European Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström dashing hopes that Malta would get any help to relocate irregular immigrants. “I expressed doubts on how the Government...

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    “Lawrence Gonzi is on the list of prime ministers since Independence who have worked to create a nation.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat heaping praise on former Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi as he steps down as Leader of the Opposition to make way...

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    “I want a meaningful change.” Newly elected PN leader Simon Busuttil urging his party to change its approach and attitude to bring people back into the fold. “If you fall, don’t stay there and complain, get up and walk again.” Outgoing PN leader...

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    “Why not?” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat when asked why the Government felt the need to replace David Felice with Jason Micallef to head the V-18 foundation. “An important moment for the PN.” Outgoing Nationalist Party leader Lawrence Gonzi is...

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    “There is no urgent need to amend the Constitution, but rather to respect it.” Former European Court of Human Rights Judge Giovanni Bonello speaking on constitutional reform during the third President’s Forum. “Malta is a touristic haven but...

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    “He is helping out with giving Mepa a certain direction.” Planning Parliamentary Secretary Michael Farrugia defending his decision to use a planning authority officer to issue orders to staff. “I don’t want the next Pres-ident to face this...

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    “You were not capable of rising to the occasion.” Opposition leader Lawrence Gonzi criticises Prime Minister Joseph Muscat after the President’s ‘divisive’ Parliament speech. “Seriously compromised.” A review board’s conclusion on the position of...

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    “The state of finances is not as they told us.” Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announcing that Malta will end 2012 with a deficit of between three and 3.5 per cent of GDP instead of the projected 2.3 per cent, but he cautioned against alarm. “I’m a...

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    “Failure to [consult] will add to the list of negative messages this Government has managed to send in its first two weeks.” A PN spokesman reacting to news that Labour’s former deputy leader Anġlu Farrugia, who fell out with the party’s leader...

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    “This will be a hands-on, public friendly authority.” Former Labour CEO James Piscopo after it emerged that he would become the new CEO at Transport Malta. “It is obvious that the Church will not agree with this and I understand their position –...

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    “The mandate is clear, it’s a humbling result but Malta is not for election winners – it’s for all.” A tweet by Joseph Muscat just minutes after it emerged that the Labour Party had swept to a historic victory, making him the youngest Prime...

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    “Our dreams have become reality.” President Emeritus Eddie Fenech Adami addressing the final Nationalist mass meeting of the election campaign in Floriana on Thursday. “There’s no point talking about change if one does not vote for it.” PL leader...

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    “Oil trader gave Tancred Tabone $20,000 in cash at a Geneva hotel.” Assistant Police Commissioner Michael Cassar testifying in the case against Mr Tabone, former Enemalta chairman, based on information from oil trader George Farrugia who was...

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    “I was told this wasn’t even one of the nicest because it was one of the first she made.” Finance Minister Tonio Fenech denying that the Maltese clock he received came from rogue oil trader George Farrugia or that it cost anywhere near €5,000.

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