MP Franco Debono is hoping that the PN Executive Committee will revoke the decision it took last month to ban him from contesting the coming election on the PN ticket.
Debono said in his latest blog that he has proposed reforms that are essential for the country and its people: a better justice system, a stronger police force, a law regulating the financing of political parties and giving parliament the necessary autonomy to hold government to account.
Debono said these reforms were not for his own personal gain.
Referring to an interview by MP Francis Zammit Dimech in which he said that the PN is in the grip of individualism, Debono said he agrees totally. “Take Austin Gatt for example: he did not resign when he pushed for a power station to be operated on heavy fuel oil that is so harmful for public health and the environment or when he made a fiasco of the very expensive public transport reform that left the people worse off. This is rampant individualism. Gatt not only embarrassed through his mismanagement but more so when he failed to resign. Who lost? The country and the people.”
Debono asked: “For the good of the party it would have been better not to have the BWSC and Arriva fiascos and it would have been better for the party to have Gatt resign.
But Austin Gatt stayed on for his personal gain, trying to make fun of everybody and clinging on to power at all costs.”