The Labour Party on Tuesday evening accused GonziPN of barring its representatives from taking part in NET TV programmes. At the same time, the PN is sending its choice of representatives to take part in programmes on ONE TV without the latter raising any problems.
The PL sent a letter to NET TV Head of New Nathaniel Attard in protest at the decision of NET TV to stop PL MP Owen Bonnici and PL candidate Deborah Schembri from taking part in the programme ‘L-Istampa Kollha” scheduled for Tuesday at 2030 hrs. The PN representatives were going to be Education Minister Dolores Cristina and PN Candidate Manuel Delia, who led the student protests in 1997). The PL expected the letter to be read during the programme.
Owen Bonnici is PL spokesman for higher education while Deborah Schembri took part in the 1997 student protests.
“This decision to stop Owen Bonnici and Deborah Schembri shows the PN is frozen in the past and afraid to talk about the future,” the PL said.
On the other hand, ONE TV presenter Manuel Micallef invited PN MP Charlo Bonnici for his programme on Tuesday night, but PN sent MP Karl Gouder instead. ONE TV accepted without problems as it believes that political parties have a right to choose their representatives.
This is the same stand that the PL took with PBS a few days ago. The Broadcasting Authority ruled in favour of PL and ordered PBS to accept on its programmes the representatives sent by the PL.