When Karmenu Vella was Minister for Industry and EdwAAHRRRd was his advisor
There’s a video on YouTube of Karmenu Vella endorsing Edward Scicluna as a candidate in the EP elections of 2008. (He also endorsed No2EU Sharon, which says a lot about how he views EU membership.)
In this video, he tells a coffee morning full of the sorts of people who used to crowd out a square for Mintoff that when he was minister for industry – YES, ALL YOU PEOPLE WITH SHORT MEMORIES OUT THERE, KARMENU VELLA WAS MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY IN THE GOD-HELP-US 1980S – he used to go to ‘EdwAAHRRRd’ and tell him ‘Ejja, EdwAAHRRRd, x’se naghmlu?’
Great, eh? No wonder the economy was f**ked, excuse my language, back then. What an approach. Unbelievable.
And now, 30 years on – yes, THIRTY BLEEDING YEARS LATER – the same pair are at it again. One is writing the plan for Malta in 2013 and the other is giving him advice on how to do it.
This is the best the Labour Party can do. In three decades – THREE WHOLE DECADES – it has been unable to produce anyone new to write economic policy.
Whole generations of people have grown up. Malta is unrecognisable. We’re in the Eurozone. And Labour is still stuck in 1981.
The craziest bit is that they’re trying to sell this heap of old crocks as a Moviment Gdid Ghal Generazzjoni Gdida. Tal-biki. Jew ahjar, tal-biza.