Quotes of the week

“It’s clear Labour wants to keep the middle class in the freezer.”

Finance Minister Tonio Fenech accusing Labour leader Joseph Muscat planning to freeze the minimum wage if elected to government.

“A blatant lie.”

Labour leader Joseph Muscat insisting he did not say the minimum wage would be frozen, but that it would not be raised.

“I assumed they were shooting a film and thought to myself: she’s really playing the part well.”

Alfred Balzan, a witness to the shooting outside Rabat’s Point De Vue Restaurant, recounting how he saw a woman run up the hill screaming as a man chased her firing three shots – he thought it was a film production.

“You’ll get me.”

Noel Calleja, 33, wanted in connection with the stabb­ing of a nurse in Qormi, refusing to be reassured by police to come off a flagpole where he was threatening suicide. He was eventually coaxed by a magistrate five hours later.

“Very rare.”

Prosecuting lawyer Nadine Sant describing the jury’s unanimity in concluding that self-described serial killer Saviour Mangion should get a life sentence for killing Stella Magrin 25 years ago.


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