This is no longer a fair society...those who have bettered themselves through study and sacrifice deserve full inclusion and encouragement rather than sidelining [if not ridicule at the hands of the 'establishment' as in Dr. Franco Debono's case].
All are entitled to want their children to be better than we were and resentment against inheritance of parliamentary seats or political party positions is more than understandable to those of us of 'normal' birthright. Consortia (especially occult groupings) is not necessarily in the consumers’ interest and, at time of economic recession, such ill practices have an unacceptably high impact on the weaker.
My vote is for a Fairer Society... one where newer faces can compete/participate as well...hopefully without replacing the old ones that are meritorious in their own right.
Allow me to suggest to the three independent-minded Nationalist Members of Parliament whose 'time has unfortunately come' to use the opportunity to launch a crucial process in opening the way for the PN's eventual resurrection in the hands of independent-minded and genuine do-gooders as a change for the better from the present covert leadership by families whose foremost motivation is power and self-interest.
They have the media attention and the unique opportunity to now strip away the veneer covering the sickness of the PN - which is far deeper than the problems of what was 'at best' administrative and sometimes technical incompetence courageously highlighted by them over the past months. To change for the better, this PN Government must be seen to have been brought to an end before its full term. Indeed, it no longer represents the votes of those that 'are not always blue' who gave it its narrow majority at the last election. It neither has a majority in Parliament nor in the electorate.
It is clear at this point from the polls that our intentions this coming election are to vote such that Dr. Muscat replaces Dr. Gonzi, a man with a kind heart whose Cabinet team's performance over the past 4 years was surprisingly disappointing if not purposely rail-roaded by some 'families'.
Hon. Dr. Pullicino Orlando, Hon. Dr. Debono and Hon. Perit Mugliett I urge you to look beyond the immediate and show courage...if not for yourself... and for people like me who are even older than you...do it for your children and families...and for mine.