The Labour party will not resort to electoral promises which have little chance of seeing the light of day. The PL will present its proposals based on a serious strategy that will be of benefit to all the people of Malta and Gozo. Unfortunately this is not so with GonziPN. Lawrence Gonzi is in a state of panic and his actions are merely a confirmation that his only aim is to recover as many votes as possible by whatever means.
The PL spokesman for Internal Affairs and Immigration Dr Michael Falzon said that the Labour party has been years expressing concern at the lack of motivation within the Police Corps. Notwithstanding, the Gonzi government remained adamant and refused to discuss this problem, which was also sidelined during the recent debate in Parliament.
Suddenly GonziPN decided on giving the Police force an improved pay packet that has been described by all as an election vote catching exercise.
The PL welcomes the improvement in conditions for the Police force. After all, it was the Labour party that had instigated such improvements. Of course, police members should be cautious and should hope that theirs is not a pre-election gimmick similar to the ones promised to Airmalta, Drydocks and Transport workers before the last election.
The Labour Party will not resort to pre-election promises. This would mean going back to an out-dated system of campaigning.
The manifesto that the Labour party will present will be based on realistic and sustainable proposals. The PL will be presenting a roadmap for the future that would lead to an economic growth for the whole country. The PL proposals will be based on strategic planning and not on electoral panic.
Dr Falzon concluded by reassuring members of the Police force and their families that the Labour party in government will maintain its promises and gives them what is their due without having to beg for their rights for several years.