Comment of the day
Posted by Leslie Darmanin beneath the piece about Muscat wanting less time on Xarabank then pulling out entirely from the March debate:
He is not interested in a debate. He thinks (and is probably right) that the election is in the bag. He has a fixed programme of events and promises between now and election day and these debates do not fit in the scheme of things because, as we all know, they could go anywhere.
This Muscat has been lying low for years and just needs to continue to do so for a few more weeks. Then his real self will come out, when he walks into Castille – a laid back, inexperienced politician surrounded by Mintoffian-era rats.
He has one strategy – eyewash.
Forget the essence, values, principles… All he has to do is add the disgruntled Nationalists, the opportunists and the gays to his diehard supporters and he’s got it made.
Why should he debate?
He has created an unholy alliance between vested commercial interests, homosexual men who are too young and politically inexperienced to know better (the older ones seem to think differently), conservative Labourites and, worst of all, turncoats who are ready to cut off their balls to annoy the wife, as the old adage goes.
If he manages to pull this off, Malta does not deserve better.