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Quotes of The Week

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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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    “That very day I sacked him. I told him: ‘What do you want me to do, file a report at the police station to get you into trouble?’” A second audio recording where Labour deputy leader for party affairs Toni Abela is heard addressing the committee...

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    “This will be another massive boost.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi lauds the €1.1 billion EU seven-year Budget deal at the end of the Brussels summit. “No comment.” Opposition leader Joseph Muscat refuses to be drawn to reacting to an incendiary...

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    “Very strange.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi questioning Labour’s proposal to separate the environment from Mepa’s planning process. “Something is happening which is uniting the people. If we abandon the past, the blue and the red, we can have a...

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    “It all boils down to this... If the country wins, you win; if the country loses, you lose too.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi as he unveiled the party’s electoral programme of 125 proposals. “I am the first party leader to be a product of the...

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    “The report shows Labour is jeopardising Malta’s fiscal position.” Finance Minister Tonio Fenech blam­ing Labour for the downgrade by credit rating agency Standard and Poor’s because the party voted against the Budget. “Tonio Fenech is a sorry...

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    “This is just an Alice in Wonderland proposal.” Finance Minister Tonio Fenech slamming Labour’s plan to reduce water and electricity tariffs. “If the energy plans fail, I go.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat insisting his energy plan is doable and if...

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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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