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Quotes of The Week

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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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    “Accept Franco’s demand.” Former PN general secretary Joe Saliba urging the Prime Minister to concede to Nationalist MP Franco Debono’s demand to split the Home Affairs and Justice Ministry as this was in the country’s best interest. “I would...

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    “Nothing should detract from the right to God-given dignity at any age.” Archbishop Paul Cremona stressing the importance of respecting every person’s worth, as he exchanged Christmas greetings with the public. “This is not about me, but about...

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    “A failed prison system which has nothing correctional about it.” Mr Justice Michael Mallia slamming the system which indicated collusion between prison authorities and inmates over drugs. “My warnings were consistently rejected.” Former prison...

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    “We have to make sure what happened in Greece will not happen again.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi gives his first reaction after a summit where EU member states agreed a deal to strengthen fiscal union. “Remedies will be sought to prevent...

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    “A priest who delivers a monotonous sermon is not likely to change his ways.” Theologian Fr Rene Camilleri be­lieves priests with poor communication skills should not be allowed to celebrate the more popular 9 a.m. Sunday Mass. “I want to die...

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    “Facing a situation of modern slavery.” An Air Malta employee describing the conditions faced by workers who choose to remain with the airline. “It has, many times, disappointed me with its... ugly, bad and wrong words.” Health Minister Joe...

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    “Absolutely no positions or policies.” The Finance Ministry accusing the opposition of promising everything to everyone without saying how it planned to tackle the situation if in government. “Let’s hope this Budget does not end up like a bus...

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