The PN’s campaign for the approaching election will be focussed on scaring the people away from the Labour Party. Lawrence Gonzi made this clear when answering questions on the PN’s social media programme.
Lawrence Gonzi has very little to defend in this last legislature. The points he highlighted were the new Parliament, the interconnector connecting Malta to the European grid and the introduction of the IVF bill. There is a lot to be said on these three projects but the highlight of his discussion programme was aimed at those disgruntled PN voters who know that this government does not deserve their vote.
The Prime Minister knows this and in fact, instead of asking for their vote he embarked on his negative campaign by warning those who might consider not voting, that an abstention would be a vote for Labour. He says: "I do not scare people with the inexistent but with facts of what happened under former Labour administrations". It is obvious that he tries to scare people, but it is equally obvious that he is living in the past, without any plans for the future.
Gonzi’s staged questions and answers did not include the disastrous situation that his Ministry of Finance has led Malta into. He did not mention any plans to decrease the National debt, he did not mention how his government allowed the deficit to go to uncontrollable figures, nor did he mention the fact that GonziPN’s lack of financial and economic management has taken Malta into a recession. Lawrence Gonzi ought to have mentioned plans for re-creating stability in Malta; for helping the commercial sector regain solidity and for regenerating consumer confidence. He did not and he will not because his style of politics has been tried and has failed.
The Labour Party has already mentioned several plans with which it will improve the economy. The measures that the PL will take will help people regain a decent quality of life. The PL has many other proposals for the benefit of the country and its people. The PL has said that these will be published in full in the electoral manifesto when an election is called. Once again, Gonzi attacks the PL for not offering alternatives and for leaving the announcement of its plans to ‘the last five minutes’. Yet he fails to tell us when it is going to be time up!
Gonzi also spoke about the PL billboards and the ones that the PN is putting up in preparation for an election. Just two days ago the PN secretary launched an appeal for funds, saying that without contributions the PN could not afford the €200,000 required for the billboards. It seems that the PN has managed to raise this money in just two days and the PN secretary has said that the PL is rich whereas the PN is not. It is just another proof of lack of credibility of the PN and its leaders.
GonziPN cannot be trusted.