MP Franco Debobno has lashed out again at those who form part of “the evil clique” running Malta. In a blog called ‘The motto of the evil clique’ he says that for those in the clique “opportunity should not depend on ability but on being a lackey. They blame you for their mistakes and they steal and take the credit for your good ideas. They do not resign for creating problems, yet they expect credit when the same problems are solved.”
Debono says that the “European history of the last two hundred years is the story of revolt against this motto. Where is the European Commission? Where is the Council of Europe? Where is GRECO? They should monitor what is happening here more closely than what they are already doing.”
Debono has been ranting against “the evil clique” since last year. In January he had said that the present crisis will not be solved till Lawrence Gonzi resigns as Prime Minister. He had said that the two ministers who must shoulder responsibility for the present situation are Austin Gatt and Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici. He had said that the Prime Minister had defended both ministers and promoting Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici to Leader of the House was a provocation. “Those who make mistakes get promoted in this country. You can have a prison full of drugs but nothing happens.”
Debono said that one should not be appointed to cabinet on the basis of who your father is or because the Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister is your cousin.
He said the only sin in Malta that you must not commit is disagreeing with Lawrence Gonzi and if you disagree you are asked to resign.
Debono said a system where back benchers become yes men, Ministers can they do what they like and mediocrity becomes institutionalised.
Debono said that the major decisions in the country are taken by a handful of people elected by no one. He said the PN is controlled by this clique who puts their personal interests above those of the party and the country.
Debono said those who do not belong to this clique are attacked because this clique wants to cling on to power at all costs.
In January Debono had said it was not true that he was holding the Prime Minister hostage, it is this clique that is holding the Prime Minister to ransom and “I am not ready to support a Prime Minister who is being held to ransom.”
Debono said the country needs a new generation of politicians ready to do politics in a new way to build a better Malta.
“I want a democracy that works and you do not achieve democracy once and for all, you have to continue nurturing democracy to have a democracy that functions properly.”