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Quotes of The Week

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    “A year of serious choices for Malta.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi during the exchange of New Year greetings. “We will have an open door policy.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat paves the way for his party’s electoral campaign. “An unfair...

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    “We cannot let this sense of unity disappear during the electoral campaign.” President George Abela urging politicians to ride on the spirit of L-Istrina, when the election campaign kicks off. “Politics is not just about Christmas greetings... We...

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    “Payments have to be made directly to my boss.” Assistant police commissioner Michael Cassar testifying in court on comments former Sliema deputy mayor Silvio Zammit made to a Swedish company official to influence EU tobacco directive. “He used...

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    “If there are members of the judiciary who are not prepared to be exemplary in their public and private lives then it’s time for them to make way.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi warning judges Ray Pace and Lino Farrugia Sacco before their...

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    “Leaving the country without a Budget for reasons that have nothing to do with the Budget itself is the height of irresponsibility.” The Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry expressing concern that the Budget may be voted down...

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    “This is the fruit of five years, a whole legislature which has now come to an end. That’s it. It is ready, we closed it.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi reflects on the Budget his government presented last Wednesday. “The Government thought about...

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    “I wasn’t expecting this result especially after the position taken by the Socialists.” Tonio Borg after he was approved by more than 100 votes as the new EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Affairs, despite the Socialist group publically...

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    “Two’s company, three’s a crowd.” Tourism Minister Mario de Marco on his decision not to stand for the PN deputy leadership contest – Finance Minister Tonio Fenech and MEP Simon Busuttil will now go head to head. “I can see no valid reason how...

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    “Żejtun feels lost... We can’t believe he’s gone.” A woman mourning the loss of Fr Renè Cilia, 27, who died in a car accident as he was driving to Mass – he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. “At seven he was already...

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    “If there is a possibility of reconciliation and unity with Franco and all those who feel hurt, we should go for it...” MEP PN leader’s special delegate Simon Busuttil, extending an olive branch to MP Franco Debono who has been banned from...

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    “I am going to really fight for the truth to come out.” Ex-Commissioner John Dalli in an interview with The Times. “Evidence (exists) to prove Dalli was aware that Silvio Zammit was asking for money in his name.” Giovanni Kessler, head of EU...

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    “He was aware of this and did nothing to block, stop or report these events,” EU anti-fraud agency head Giovanni Kessler insisting former Health Commissioner John Dalli was aware that someone close to him had been repeatedly trading in influence...

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    “The accused lives in Mellieħa and that’s why, in his mind, he felt he had a reputation to defend in Mellieħa.” Magistrate Carol Peralta explains why he conditionally discharged Alan Gauci, 36, from Mellieħa, who was found guilty of causing...

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    “We have been through far tougher times than those which Franco De­bono is now seeking to create and we will still be there after his tantrums have become a thing of the past.” Transport Minister Austin Gatt reac­ting to calls by MPs Fran­co...

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    “It’s clear Labour wants to keep the middle class in the freezer.” Finance Minister Tonio Fenech accusing Labour leader Joseph Muscat planning to freeze the minimum wage if elected to government. “A blatant lie.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat...

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    “We are the change that is good for you.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi tells supporters at the Independence Day mass meeting that the Nationalist Party always pursued change. “While we look to the future, others are stuck in the past.” Labour...

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    “The path taken by the Libyan people in building a democratic Libya shall not be disrupted” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi writing to US President Barack Obama, expressing Malta’s condemnation of the attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi. “In one...

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    “I said to myself, it’s over.” Marco Audino, who pulled a woman from a flooded car during last Monday’s storm narrates the horrific ordeal. “False prophets.” The Nationalist Party lambasts Labour’s ‘doom and gloom’ economic policy after...

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    “Unacceptable.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat criticises comments made by former minister Joe Grima to lash out at a Dom Mintoff critic, shortly before the One TV presenter’s resignation. “I’ve never given my consent.” Dom Mintoff’s daughter Yana,...

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    “Considering everything, I think his political contribution was more positive than negative.”Former President and political rival Eddie Fenech Adami “First, there’s Our Lord. After that, there is Mintoff.”Supporter Rose Borg “A political giant...

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