Quotes of the week

“I hope we will be able to move ahead with the government’s legislative programme.”

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi optimistic he can continue limping to the end of this legislature after banning three of his MPs from contesting the election on the Nationalist Party ticket.

“It is very evident that an election can be announced before the end of Parliament’s summer recess.”

Former Labour MP Lino Spiteri predicting the PN government will not run the full term.

“Like monkeys at the fence.”

Detention Service officer Dominic Seguna describing how immigrants at the detention centre threatened to attack Malian Mamadou Kamara if he remained with them.

“Detention makes Maltese think we’re criminals.”

Migrants Network for Equality representative Osman Dicko denouncing Malta’s 18-month detention policy.

“I am a person who jokes and yes, sometimes, I joke roughly.”

Former Sliema councillor Julian Galea after an investigation into whether he paid Labour employees less than their Nationalist colleagues concluded he was just bluffing.

“It was like three blobs of light speeding away.”

Edward Zammit wondering if the triangular object he saw speeding away was a UFO.


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