In his blog on Monday MP Franco Debono has called on President of Malta George Abela to intervene as guardian of the Constitution to stop the Prime Minister blocking crucial parliamentary debates "but then goes on partisan charades on Sunday mornings saying these were in preparation for a ghost budget. Dr Gonzi saying that the Sunday sermons are a preparation for the Ghost Budget when he doesn’t have a majority is the worst kind of insult to our democracy, which he has destroyed and reduced to an Oligarchy."
MP Franco Debono said on Monday morning that “the St Philips deal, both in itself but especially in the way Parliament has been treated by GonziPN with utter disdain and contempt constitutes another very valid reason to vote against the coming Budget.”
Debono said that there is a majority in parliament that wants a proper scrutiny of this deal but Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi is treating parliament with contempt and ignoring it. “This is in very bad taste and shows a lack of even the most basic Christian values. Attending mass is not enough if one behaves in the worst possible manner towards those who disagree with one.”
Debono said that Health Minister Joe Cassar instead of resigning for his incompetence “now drags the country into another €12 million problem.”
Debono also said that Dr Gonzi did not keep his word with coalition partner MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, who would now be justified in not keeping his part of the deal to support the government.
Debono concluded his blog by saying: “Last January I had said Dr Gonzi and his Clique had reduced our democracy to an Oligarchy. Events over the past months have convinced the population at large that this was true. The situation has further degenerated since January. Gonzi is trailing the PL by twelve percent at the polls. Austin Gatt did not resign after the BWSC, Arriva, ARMS, Fairmount and Car Parks scandals.”