He expects to be consulted
Published: July 19, 2012 at 10:41pm
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando said in his resignation letter:
‘Given the circumstances, I expect to be consulted by you should any measure which is not specifically mentioned in the electoral programme require my support in Parliament.’
He wants be consulted. Let’s repeat that. He wants to be consulted.
This man sprang the divorce bill on his party leader and prime minister, and he did it in collusion with Joseph Muscat, it is now clear with hindsight.
He has behaved like the pathological parliamentary equivalent of the Unabomber for four years, taking unilateral decisions as though he were an independent MP all along, and actually saying that the whip should have asked him how he plans to vote, when the role of the whip is to tell him how to vote while his role is to obey.
And now he expects the prime minister to consult him. Shameless.