In just over two weeks, GonziPN has lost another vote in Parliament. A motion calling for the resignation of Malta’s permanent representative to the EU, Richard Cachia Caruana was approved by Parliament on Monday. Two weeks ago the Prime Minister said he wanted a clear vote. Well, he clearly has it. The House does not approve of his decisions, his appointments and his opinions.
Richard Cachia Caruana has resigned as Malta’s ambassador to the EU. He has been at the very top for 21 years and he has wielded more power than the people who put him there. Dr. Gonzi tried hard to defend RCC, he attacked the opposition; he misinterpreted documentation and even called the motion shameful. But the majority has spoken and no maneuvering can change that decision.
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando yesterday confirmed that the Prime Minister was four-square behind the charade that went on between Dr. Sant and JPO during the run-up to the 2008 election. Dr. Gonzi did not deny these serious accusations. This alone, should be reason enough to admit to the people that he tried to fool them at the very start. Pullicino Orlando also confirmed what he had said under oath, that Daphne Caruana Galizia told him personally that RCC was the one who directly told her to put pressure on JPO to resign. In the light of this new scenario, Gonzi should have the decency to step down immediately, unless he can prove that what Pullicino Orlando said was false.
Gonzi is quoted to have said that political turmoil was a closed chapter. It is now evident that he does not even know what is happening in his Parliamentary group. He also said he was surprised at the vote in Parliament to oust RCC, since he had believed that the government was united. He can no longer see the writing on the wall, because his fixation to cling to power at all costs is clouding his vision.
The Prime Minister has not addressed the real problem. He cannot realise that he no longer represents the people. He has been constantly acting in the interests of his inner circle and he has forgotten the people for far too long. He has tried to impress by winning a one-horse race, but the result was only one that of a winner by default. The real problem is GonziPN and it seems that he is so drunk with power, that he is oblivious to the welfare of the country.
Dr. Gonzi has guided Malta to the brink of disaster. We can no longer be regarded as a serious democratic country, not with all the shenanigans of GonziPN to find every excuse in the book to cling to power. The Prime Minister said yesterday that his Government will stay in power as long as he has the confidence of the house. What confidence? Even his words are now bordering on the ridiculous. With his actions and statements he has lost all forms of self-respect; the least he can do, is give Malta the opportunity to regain its dignity by giving the people the right to choose, before it is too late.