Quotes of the week

Musings on Mintoff’s legacy

“Considering everything, I think his political contribution was more positive than negative.”
Former President and political rival Eddie Fenech Adami

“First, there’s Our Lord. After that, there is Mintoff.”
Supporter Rose Borg

“A political giant who carried out giant reforms.”
Labour leader Joseph Muscat

“He never made the distinction between Malta and himself.”
Former diplomat Evarist Saliba

“As a Christian I forgive and will allow history to judge his actions.”
Former Nationalist MP Richard Muscat

“Secretive, unpredictable and, to enemies, a ruthless tyrant.”
The New York Times

“He was always hot-tempered. But then he really knew how to butter you up.”
Dom Mintoff’s brother Raymond

“It was Mintoff who put Malta on the world’s map.”
Former Prime Minister Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici

“The most important thing was achieving the goal, irrespective of the road chosen to do so.”
Labour MP Karmenu Vella

“Viva s-Salvatur.”
The chant of supporters as his funeral cortege was driven to Cospicua.


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