In his latest blog on Sunday morning MP Franco Debono who has tried hard to reform PN and local politics insists that no government has the sacrosanct right to stay in power for five years if it loses support in Parliament and that it will be a “privilege and an honour” for him to give the final blow to the “Oligarchy”.
Franco Debono writes:
“No government has any sacrosanct right to stay in power for five years. A Prime Minister stays in power ONLY as long as he has majority in Parliament. Once he loses that majority he must go. That is democracy. Otherwise it would be a dictatorship.
“And MPs have a right and duty at times to vote against their government. Members of Parliament are not party delegates but representatives of the people elected on a party ticket. Otherwise if any member of Parliament who disagrees with government were to resign, then no government would ever lose a vote of confidence in Parliament, all the world over. The system of parliamentary democracy would collapse and become meaningless if Tonio Borg’s pathetic and erratic reasoning on Bondi+ were to be true.
“Gambler Gonzi has been dragging his feet, denigrating parliament, disrespecting the will of the electorate, losing MEP elections, losing local councils elections, losing a referendum, losing a minister and an ambassador in parliamentary no-confidence votes. He has been losing heavily at the polls constantly and for months. He ended up as a coalition government with one of its own former MPs.
“Long live democracy. The Oligarchy has destroyed democracy. I will fight for the re-establishment of FULL DEMOCRACY : a decent parliament, a reformed justice system and an accountable administration, the separation of powers and the Rule of Law.
“Giving the final blow to the Oligarchy is a PRIVILEGE and an HONOUR,” concluded Franco Debono.
Franco Debono has filed a motion of no confidence in Minister Austin Gatt over the privatisation of car parks and other blunders such as the Arriva fiasco and the BWSC power station scandal.