According to Lawrence Gonzi the Nationalist Party has a track record when it comes to investment and employment, with a total of 20,000 new jobs that were created under the PN's mandate. Accusing Labour policies as being outdated following their copycat new billboards campaign failure, Lawrence Gonzi also stated that the Labour Party's policies have always scared away foreign investors and discouraged privitasation.
Interviewed on Radio 101 by Trevor De Giorgio this morning, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi's sole intent was to emphasize the creation of these 20,000 new jobs which were made available in different sectors.
On the contrary, Labour MEP Prof. Edward Scicluna has recently exposed the truth about the PM's much touted claim. The Labour MEP in fact stated that:- “the Government’s claim about job creation has been exposed as a myth” after the European Commission told the MEP that neither Eurostat nor the national statistical bodies collect data on ‘new jobs’ since the European System of National Accounts (ESA 1995) does not recognise it as a measurable statistic.
PM Gonzi also claimed that Dr. Muscat's policy recommendations "are failed models based on outdated ideas". Gonzi, tapping himself on the back, also went as far as saying that his party's policies led to an impressive track record in areas such as education and the financial industry.
According to him, Malta is being envied by other countries such as Cyprus and thus the PN can face the electorate with positive results.