Crisis? What Crisis?
“Joseph Muscat’s Labour Party has seen fit to describe as a national crisis the fact that a few hundred African immigrants are penned behind bars or living in open centres while doing the jobs that no Maltese wants to do. (…) National crises don’t have to be announced by the leader of a political party that is not in government. National crises make themselves felt. Nobody announces their presence. If you have to announce a national crisis, then quite clearly it is not a crisis at all.”
The CFKAB (columnist formerly known as Bocca) has his tuppence worth of thoughts in his own online “blog” on the Times of Malta electronic version. Speaking to his elvish readership he states the following:
“This might come as a bit of a surprise, but from my perspective Joseph Muscat and Michael Falzon are right: Malta has to take a stand against M. Sarkozy’s proposals about illegal immigration and make it clear to the EU that we will not sit idly by and be expected to take more of a burden than we can carry. (…) Now that I’ve surprised everyone by agreeing with the MLP and the AD, I will go a step further and acknowledge that the MLP has shown signs of political maturity by not making overt political capital out of what is, at the end of the day, something of a crisis for the country, though nowhere near as hysterically critical as the revoltingly rabid racists who infest the comments and letters sections of the media wish to have us believe.”
Crisis, no crisis… that is not really a question. Meanwhile the government is busy doing the right thing putting its foot down and will only sign Sarkò’s immigration pact on its conditions. Bravo!