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Quotes of The Week

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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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    “Ridiculous... This is not the way to run the country.” Former Nationalist minister Michael Falzon criticising the way the Prime Minister was taking matters in his hand each time a problem cropped up; this time by heading a public transport task...

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    “Even though I will retire, I will militate to the very end...” Transport Minister Austin Gatt, who was saved by the Speaker’s casting vote in the opposition’s motion of no confidence in him, saying he will fight to ensure the PN remains in...

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    “Obscenely he turned it on me...” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi accusing Labour leader Joseph Muscat of implicating him, his officials and the government system by taking the claims of e-mail hacking to Parliament instead of the police. “This has...

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    “The era of dictators is over.” President Emeritus Eddie Fenech Adami saying that although democracy is not ingrained in Libyan society, change would come, as the time for tyrants to rule with an iron fist was up. “Gaddafi was like a recurring...

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    “He should shoulder political responsibility.” Nationalist MP Franco Debono lashing out at Transport Minister Austin Gatt, threatening to abstain from voting on Dr Gatt’s confidence motion in Parliament. “He should shut up and work in his party’s...

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    “This is something we love to do.” A 15-year-old girl who dances with her friends in sexy lingerie at teen parties insisting they should be left alone because they are doing nothing wrong and their parents are aware of their actions. “This is life.

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    “In Malta, everyone wants to help you, but on their own terms.” Church abuse victim Lawrence Grech lamenting about the terms he claimed TV presenter Lou Bondì placed on the victims during their eight-year legal battle. “Actually, we don’t even...

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    “The Cinderella of the system.” Retired Judge Philip Sciberras criticising the judicial system which he feels should be overhauled. The judiciary expressed discontent by not attending state ceremonies. “Why did they raise people’s...

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    “We are always facing risks... the risks are calculated.” Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi when asked about the risk of opening Malta’s embassy in Tripoli while fighting still rages on the city’s outskirts. “A ridiculous statement.” Integra...

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    “Wherever we (Muslims) go, we are seen as terrorists or terrorists-to-be.” Imam Mohammed Elsadi on how Islam emerged as the greatest victims of the September 11 attacks on the US in 2001. “The magistrate first cavorts with policemen... then...

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    “Labour and Gaddafi were intimate bedfellows.” The Nationalist Party squabbling with the Labour Party over who was closer to former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s regime. “The last Gonzi-Gaddafi meeting, complete with bear hugs, was held well...

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