Independent MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, the coalition partner of Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi’s parliament and on whose vote its majority depends for its survival has accused the PN of being totally controlled by Minister Austin Gatt and Richard Cachia Caruana and crushing MEP Simon Busuttil’s efforts at reconciliation to heal the divisions within the PN.
On his Facebook post, Pullicino Orlando commented: “Shame! Simon humiliated by the PN. Simon is a well-meaning individual but he was obviously overruled by Austin Gatt and RCC, yet again. They are the ones who are running the show. They are the ones who have brought the once proud, strong and united party to its knees. It is obvious that if, as Simon rightly said, everyone should assume their responsibilities Austin would be booted out.”
Pullicino Orlando says that Gatt is responsible “for one expensive failure after another” including “Fairmount, BWSC, Sea Malta, Arriva, car park fiasco…”
Pullicino Orlando concludes his comment with: “I wish Simon well but it is obvious that he has undertaken a task akin to cleaning the Augean stables.”