Not only has the party in government run out of ideas, but it is even resorting to pilfering the ideas of others. The recent billboard claiming that “Labour Won’t Work” shows that the Nationalist strategists are either too lazy or shell-shocked by the simple and yet effective Labour billboards that have managed to elicit a smile from everyone.
But let’s look at the substance of PN’s billboard claiming “Labour Won’t Work” and instead of trying to predict the future, we’ll turn it onto the present government to see whether “PN is working.”
Let’s look at some of PN’s accomplishments as a party that is supposedly working:
Massive increases in oil, petrol and gas prices that do not reflect international prices and that have broken the backs of many families, and that are a testament to successive Nationalist administrations mismanagement.
Draconian Arms billing that added insult to injury by making everyone traipse to an inefficient Hal Far Office and wait for hours to be served. The same company has a habit of collecting all backdated bills of a single year into one massive bill and warning those who are unable to pay that legal action will be taken against them and their electricity supply will be cut off.
The Arriva fiasco that has saddled us with massive buses that block narrow roads, halt traffic, cause accidents and are never on time.
The Smart City lie that has left the hundreds of IT graduates from the University and MCAST twiddling their thumbs and instead has started selling off expensive parcels of land given for free by the Nationalist government.
Two years lost of the EU educational programmes that were coordinated by Minister Dolores Cristina’s son and PN yes-man Mauro Pace Parascandolo.
An anti-IVF bill that is a bishop's' wet dream (after rejecting two sensible ones) and that will saddle Mater Dei an IVF technique that does not work.
An airline company that was run into the ground by PN stalwarts Richard Cachia Caruana and Joe Tabone who agreed that Airmalta should invest in Azzurra Air and the Avroliners, both of which started Airmalta’s snowballing debt.
An Enemalta that has close to a billion Euros in debt.
A heavily polluting new power-station.
A hole in the wall to replace city gate
A pile of scaffolding to replace the theatre
A modern steel and glass parliament house to contrast with the Baroque style of architecture in Valletta.
Traffic and business in Valletta brought to an almost complete halt
A mountain of debt that will probably take over a decade to repay IF our economy suddenly peaks
High unemployment hidden by manipulating figures
Biometric ID cards that were promised but never delivered.
Tax cuts that were promised but never delivered.
A supposedly reformed MEPA that still panders more to developers and continues to ruin the environment, especially the ODZ.
An inefficient Hospital
Totalitarian style of discipline of Liberal Nationalist MPs such as Franco Debono, Jesmond Mugliett and Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando.
Sponsorship of bloggers such as Daphne Caruana Galizia and Andrew Borg Cardona.
Pandering to the Church and Fundamentalist Christian (& PN Satellite) Groups such as “The Gift of Life” and “Professionals Against Embryo Freezing” to the detriment of social advancement.
Resisting Franco Debono’s reforms on Party Financing and the Whistleblower Act.
Do we need to add more?
And the Nationalist Party has the gall to say that “Labour won’t work”?
(Special Thanks goes to Mr. Ramon Casha for inspiring this article)