In his latest blog MP Franco Debono asks: “… will the PN Executive Committee now condemn GonziPN Minister Joe Cassar for the fact that this country has no decent basic ambulance system? Or will it condemn me or whoever might ask for accountability? Are GonziPN Ministers not only infallible, but also untouchable, not subject to criticism, and according to Francis Zammit Dimech not subject to parliamentary scrutiny?”
Debono rejects Cassar’s accusation that he jumped on Labour’s bandwagon when “together with the rest of this country I criticised the medical consultants’ selection process … if anything I jumped on the bandwagon of all unbiased law-abiding citizens who are angry and complaining about this scandal regarding our health, our lives. What can be more serious? And maybe on Profs Laferla’s bandwagon who also had the courage to speak out.”
Debono goes on to say : “After an ambulance was involved in some complication and its replacement took more than an hour and a half (on Wednesday 15 August) to reach Gudja, if ever I am injured I will prefer to jump on a bandwagon rather than wait for an ambulance! Only Arriva buses take longer than the two.”
Referring to the meeting where he was banned from contesting the coming election on the PN ticket, Debono writes: “I am told that at the party executive Joe Cassar was one of the most vociferous in favour of my condemnation …”
In an earlier blog Debono has hinted that he might challenge legally the PN’s Executive Committee decision to ban him from being a PN candidate in the coming election as he feels that the selection process is highly flawed.