In its latest billboard, the Labour Party has given away Lawrence Gonzi’s signature tune for the next election campaign. This signature tune is an account of his government’s track record in the people’s interests and a prelude to the PN’s election campaign. His signature tune (with apologies to ‘Words’ by the Bee Gees) would appropriately be:
It’s only words,
And words are all I have
To take your vote away
Lawrence Gonzi has the gift of the gab. He knows how to keep people’s attention by promising and promising. He has done so before the election, during his legislature and he is doing so now. His words are full of promises but his track record is devoid of his deeds in the interests of the people.
GonziPN has made many promises of job opportunities at Smart City which have not materialized.
GonziPN had promised Income tax cuts but he has not delivered.
Lawrence Gonzi and his Minister for Finance have spoken of a Budget surplus on innumerable occasions. Words are easy but facts show that GonziPN has the worst possible record in the increase of the state deficit and in the extent of the debt that he has taken the country into.
GonziPN has had contradicting words when facts proved that Malta was in a recession and that the cost of living was on a steady increase. According to the Gonzi administration, everybody was wrong, only his words were right. Throughout this legislature, Gonzi has failed in reaching any of the targets his own government had set.
The Gonzi government, through Minister Austin Gatt, promised us a state-of-the-art transport system that will be the envy of all other Europeans. London Mayor Boris Johnson told us that he was delighted to have dumped the bendy-buses in Malta and that GonziPN’s much hyped about transport reform was just words. There are many other instances where Gonzi’s promises have remained just that, promises that have not materialized.
Families and businesses in Malta cannot live on words alone. The results, both in economic activity and in quality of life, are there for all to see. The Gonzi administration speaks about the future by following past political policies, especially those that favour the few at the expense of the many.
The message in the new PN billboard is clear and self-explanatory. The people are tired of the empty promises of Lawrence Gonzi and his cronies. The whole country is tired of his promise of a safe pair of hands when in actual fact he has ridiculed parliamentary decisions and disregarded basic democratic principles.