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Quotes of The Week

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    “The system stinks. It leads to a hiccupping court system with repeated six-week intervals between hearings.” Criminal lawyer Joe Brincat lambasting the six-week maximum period between each hearing allowed by law. “Malta’s system lacks...

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    “Dictatorial.” Labour MP Adrian Vassallo hitting out at his leader Joseph Muscat’s reaction after he voted against the divorce Bill. “He is obviously hurt.” Labour leader Joseph Muscat reacting to MP Adrian Vassallo’s accusations of...

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    “Those who choose public life are open to scrutiny.” Nationalist MP Francis Zammit Di­mech defending journalists’ rights during a parliamentary committee debate on revisiting media laws. “Society is shocked by the mistakes... someone has to...

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    “The Prime Minister was clear: the party cannot continue to bend over backwards to appease him.” Nationalist Party sources giving an insight into the Prime Minister’s decision to call MP Franco Debono’s bluff and forge ahead with the government’s...

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    “The prosecution had time to correct the mistake.” Mr Justice David Scicluna throwing out the Attorney General’s appeal over a mistake that led to a defrocked priest to be cleared of rape on a boy 20 years ago. “Is life that cheap?” Paul Vella,...

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    “How can I work if I have to be home by 10 a.m.?” Somali Osman Omar questioning the futility of applying for a job when he had just 150 minutes of freedom – he is out on bail after serving five years in prison until his trial on accusations of...

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    “The controversy arose before people had even watched the film.” Eden Century Cinemas spokes­man Simon De Cesare saying the film Dear Dom was attracting thousands due to the mixed emotions elicited by former premier Dom Mintoff. “What they said –...

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    “I always had a suspicion Mr Gauci was paid because his version... changed many times.” Lawyer Giannella de Marco, who formed part of Abdelbaset Ali Mo­hmed Al Megrahi’s defence team, is glad the Scottish review commission has seen through the...

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    “Give us what is legally right and... we will make sure any illegal activities are kept to a minimum.” FKNK president Joe Perici Calascione cajoling government not to bow to pressure from the European Commission on spring hunting and to give...

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    “I often teased him that he must have been a difficult Cabinet colleague... he would smile and remind me George Borg Olivier used to call him his Leader of the Opposition.” Mikela Fenech Pace, granddaughter of former President Ċensu Tabone who...

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    “As you can see nothing satisfies Franco Debono.” Nationalist backbencher Beppe Fenech Adami reacting to his colleague Franco Debono’s comment that he, not Simon Busuttil, should have been appointed as the Prime Minister’s special...

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    “Lawrence Gonzi is trying to find an answer to that irritating question.” Philosopher Joe Friggieri interpreting the Prime Minister’s speech and decision to appoint Simon Busuttil as a special delegate, as he grapples with the paradox that while...

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    “It vindicates the position taken by human rights groups at the time.” Aditus head Neil Falzon welcoming the European Court of Human Rights decision condemning Italy’s immigrant push-back agreement with Libya. “No system can ever be completely...

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    “A positive conclusion.” Finance Ministry spokesman on the agreement reached with the Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin over Gozo Channel. Directives threatened to disrupt the ferry service over carnival weekend. “When it comes to adoption, the...

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    “I always believed in the Pope’s infallibility but now I’m beginning to have my doubts.” Mgr Prospero Grech joking about Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to nominate him as a cardinal. “I came here not knowing what the Labour policies were and I’m...

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    “Whatever the outcome... this will be the result of a democratic process.” Nationalist MP Francis Zammit Di­mech believes Prime Minister Law­rence Gonzi’s decision to put his lea­dership to the test will solve the crisis. “It was a bad decision...

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    “One of the Prime Minister’s most loyal MPs.” Nationalist MP Franco Debono, who risked toppling his own government, describing himself at the start of his parliamentary debate. He added he was “never given due credit”. “No links of any kind,...

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    “A loner acting like a rogue elephant.” Historian Henry Frendo describing Nationalist MP Franco Debono who, without crossing the floor, plans to actively bring down the government. “MPs should be extremely reluctant to vote against...

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    “If the country’s interest is Dr Muscat’s ambition that is not my interest.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi referring to opposition leader Joseph Muscat’s aspiration to become the youngest Prime Minister by taking advantage of the situation created...

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    “This is the rape of the nation’s soul.” Nationalist MP Franco Debono reacting to the Cabinet reshuffle and urging the Prime Minister to call an early election as he will not support “this nonsense”. “Nicky was my baby... It is devastating, even...

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