Monkey business. Or mickey mouse. Call it what you like. It’s now Victor’s turn to face the selective scruples of the bureaucracy and once again we will cry foul. It’s incredible isn’t it? The leader of the opposition dreams of unleashing the political potential that has been well hidden among the 16 and 17 year olds of the nation. The party in government does f-all in order to allow a much needed breath of fresh air into our cobweb ridden way of doing politics. And then Victor.
X’tahom f’ghajnhom? Is the appropriate Maltese expression. It’s difficult to translate except maybe by saying that one wonders what Victor did to attract this kind of special attention. If it were the case of applying the law uniformally then so be it and Victor would be an unlucky man who should have read the fine print on the law relating to civil servants and their participation in politics. It does not seem to be the case though. Maltatoday rightly points out that there are PN and MLP executive members who violate the same law and yet no action was taken against them.
X’tahom f’ghajnhom? The level of pettiness to which the MLPN can descend is astounding. Not content with the hounding out of third parties from a proper and fair race to representation, now they go for the jugular and attempt to eradicate the very existence of party activists.
X’tahom f’ghajnhom? Is the constant presence of a non-parliamentary opposition activist such a threat that it has to be silenced by hook or by crook? Is this what it boils down to? Will the Daphnes of the earth come down on Victor like a ton of bricks claiming he is trying to be the victim when he should abide by the strictures of (MLPN made and applied) law?
It’s like the right to vote you see. The law is there but then it is selectively applied by the agents of the parties. They decide whether to make the blessed rikors that could strike you off the register. They too will decide that by consensual agreement they will be lenient with expats and allow every one abroad to vote (gee thanks!) only for Labour to go sour after the election when it assumes that all in Brussels, Luxembourg and London voted PN.
What a bunch of sorry eejits. For heaven’s sake these are the politicians who speak of representation, earthquakes and revolutions. And they cannot get down to “tolerating” the presence of a real politician who works hard for causes without personal pecuniary interest.
“I have always carried out my duties within the civil service in a professional, unbiased and apolitical manner and I consider that my political contribution is a free service to the democratic development of our nation,” – Victor Galea (AD)
Well said Victor. J’accuse joins you in sticking up two fingers at this whole farce.