The more Lawrence Gonzi keeps the country hostage in his insatiable thirst for power, the more it will enable people to see the true colours of the PN administration. However, although this will be more profitable for the Labour party, it will be detrimental to the country. This declaration was made by Labour leader Joseph Muscat during a programme on ONE radio on Sunday morning.
Joseph Muscat said that the instances in which all factions of society reach a general consensus are indeed few and far between, and today we are experiencing one of these instances. Influential persons, the media, as well as a large majority of the population was in agreement over the fact that the Gonzi PN charade had been dragged on for far too much, and that the only honourable way out was to call an election as early as possible.
Muscat insisted that the PL had been very cautious when speaking on this delicate matter, and had not really pushed for an early election despite the many trials and tribulations plaguing the PN government. However, by now it was clear to everyone that this situation should not go on for longer. Ultimately, Lawrence Gonzi’s legacy will not be the unveiling of a commemorative plaque at the new parliament, but the important decisions he takes which will affect the country’s future. Unfortunately, Gonzi was making all the wrong decision, Muscat said.
When asked what might be the meaning behind the early erection of PN billboards and whether these might be the source of further confusion, Muscat replied that any consequences would be the Prime Minister’s responsibility. Muscat implied that the PN might be aiming for a long election campaign in the hope that by the end the PL’s campaign might be rendered feeble. “If the PN thinks we will run out of breath, it is mistaken. We will run for as long as it takes, because we are well prepared”, said Muscat.