Many thought that it is Franco Debono who may cause the meltdown of the PN at the next election. Certainly his often very genuinely felt criticism has sometimes given that impression.
However recent pronouncements make it clear that Franco Debono is merely expressing and describing what is wrong internally and externally with the PN in meltdown. Our attention should in fact be focussed on those not so bright boys who are advising Gonzi PN to go into meltdown.
The latest symptom of this was the extraordinary attack on Muscat’s assertion that he wouldn’t be making promises to increase the minimum wage before we had sustainable economic growth.
Truth be told one would expect Gonzi PN’s advisers to advise him to make such a statement. However to attack Labour for doing so clearly shows how isolated the PN’s key spinners and strategists really are, and how extensively their polar ice cap is melting.
So many businesses in Malta and Gozo have bravely held onto their staff, knowing full well the enormous investment they made in them. Today when times are very hard and there is sometimes not even enough profit to sustain salaries, many brave business men and women, are still paying out wages despite reduced order books and the like.
As Joseph Muscat said, to promise to increase the minimum wage at a time when our economy and many of our businesses are both in such a precarious state would be foolhardy indeed.
But it seems all this talk of the past has actually frozen into the psyche of Gonzi PN. Instead of coming up with viable solutions, instead of talking about the future Gonzi PN is in meltdown, putting its frozen right foot in it at every opportunity, while internally becoming even more fossilised in the politics of the past.
Perhaps their other gaffe prone exponent Simon Busuttil can now let us know if the PN is planning to raise the minimum wage, and whether such a measure will necessitate the need for a bailout?
As John Dalli said. Nobody can recognise this bunch of PN exponents from the PN of yesteryear.