Get as dirty as you like, Consuelo – and we know how dirty you really are – but you're not going to stop me

Published: March 29, 2010 at 11:59am
Only a Maltese saying will suffice: tibla l-ostji u tahra x-xjaten

Only a Maltese saying will suffice: tibla l-ostji u tahra x-xjaten

Consuelo Scerri Herrera knows that I have cast-iron information that will make her position and that of a police superintendent completely untenable.

This information will force her resignation, make a motion for her impeachment inevitable and, if it is not successful – which it will not be given that she is backed by Labour and Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando – make it necessary for the Chief Justice to relieve her of her case load.

I have said already that I will speak about this only under oath.

Until then, the Labour Party and the General Workers Union, which have tied their flags to her mast, will use every dirty trick in their extensive book to try and stop me.

They won’t.

After 20 years, they should have worked out who and what they’re dealing with here. They call me a bully. The reality is that – as many people have discovered over the years, from school to work to society – I am someone who can’t be bullied, not because I am a bully myself but because I stand up to bullies wherever I find them.

46 Comments Comment

  1. Alan says:

    ” … make it necessary for the Chief Justice to relieve her of her case load.”

    That’s all I realistically wish.

    I know you won’t, but we say it again for moral support, don’t give up or stop Daphne.

  2. Mario Lanza says:

    Let us all rest assured that we will see much more of their dirty tricks than in a witch-doctors trade fair.

  3. Knight says:

    You have our support. We know them for what they are, cranks and sleazy. They have hitched their wagon to Consuelo Scerri Herrera and they will pay the political price for doing so.

  4. TonyM says:

    What crowd is this?

    [Daphne – The procession behind the statue of Our Lady of Sorrows, in Valletta last Friday.]

  5. Karm says:

    Prosit tassew, Daphne. Mank hawn ohrajn li ghandhom il-kuragg u principji daqs kemm ghandhek int. Kuragg.

  6. ciccio2010 says:

    Those in the Labour Party, and their pets, are not paid to bully journalism, whatever shape it takes in this modern day, as long as it is not mere speculation, like that of it-Torca. I could detect a trait of that also in Astrid’s letter to the Independent yesterday, where it puts several journalists under attack and then speculates about Daphne’s writings about the critics of the Piano project.
    The Labour Party, in its institutional role of the Opposition, and their media, should be closely examining our institutions, government included, and calling a spade a spade, even if it happens that one of their lot is involved in some rot.

  7. TROY says:

    Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando should know better than to trust the Labour Party, after all they put him through in the last election. Jeffrey, all of us who stood by you deserve better.

    • john says:

      The Labour Party will look after any “middle class” arsehole like JPO who flips to their side. He need have no qualms about that. And they were quite right to “put him through” what they did in the last election. It was well deserved.

      He only got away with it because the incompetent Sant didn’t have the guts to confront him when he had all the trump cards in his hand. And Troy, all those of you who stood by him deserve no better than to be lumped with him.

  8. Another John says:

    It is so disappointing to see that nothing has changed with the PL. One might have thought that they would have learned a few lessons from their past mistakes. Clearly nothing of the sort has happened.

    As long as they go on like this and as long as there are the same people at the helm of the PL there is no chance that they will ever get my vote.

    What will it take for them to realise that the PL is losing credibility by not disassociating itself from such cheap scum?

    Like many others, for what it’s worth, you have my full support.

    [Daphne – The cheap scum are an intrinsic part of the Labour Party. One works for Maltastar and the other is secretary-general of the Forum Zghazagh Laburisti.]

  9. David Thake says:

    Something strikes me about most of the comments on your blog Daphne.

    Most posters encourage you to press forward and promise their “support”, yet 95% of them hide behind a pseudonym.

    Maybe the most basic show of support should be the guts to show your name?

    • … two sides of the same coin really, Mr Thake.
      The main thing is that we get to have a go at “the others”
      Xalata tal-kappillan, but a bit more vicious.

    • Pseudonimu says:

      David, Daphne knows who her supporters are – she gets their mail address.
      Truly, the best way to upset Labour is not that we tell them our names, but that we express our views. The comments posted here go a long way to reveal the true Labour.
      It is the brains, not the names, that upset Labour.

  10. Hot Mama says:

    My admiration for you knows no bounds – for your courage, determination and for the thankless service you render our country. For all it is worth, you have my support.

  11. Spiru says:

    Yeah, relieved of her caseload, so ? She’ll continue to be paid, I assume, for doing nothing, wating for Labour to win an election so she can be promoted to judge, or given a plum job in the European Court.

    • Hmmm says:

      Clever Spiru.

      • Rover says:

        Spiru I doubt that very much. It is highly unlikely that any European appointment would be available to someone with ‘caseload relieved’ on her CV.

      • Hmmm says:

        Spiru’s talking about Consuelo Scerri Herrera, and not about “the European Court”.

        She has expectations.

        And “the European Court” may disregard them, but that is beside Spiru’s point.

  12. Paul Bonnici says:

    I hope Malta’s intelligence service are investigating corruption in the police force and judiciary.

    @ David Thake

    Anonymous supporters are afraid of repercussions in tiny Malta, there is no one to protect them if they stick their head out.

    The police seem above the law, they break the laws that they are supposed to enforce and the judiciary works hand-in-hand with the police. The police could make your life a misery. It is about time the police forces is spring cleaned and totally reformed with fresh blood from outside the force, possibly from abroad.

    • Michael A. Vella says:

      Paul Bonnici:

      What – you mean like James Tyrrell?

    • Leon says:

      Mr. Bonnici, the idea that the judiciary and the police can be in cahoots with each other is horrifying! I’m afraid that the information gradually coming out points to this probability.
      Shocking. TERRIBLY SHOCKING.

      • Hmmm says:

        It is not a probability that at least one magistrate has unorthodox relations with at least one policeman.

        She admitted as much herself in court.

    • Alan says:

      Correction, Paul – anonymous supporters are afraid of repercussions when voicing their thoughts about the Labour Party.

      That’s what the pseudo ‘new’ Labour Party instils in people.

      There are no such concerns when voicing opinions against the Nationalist Party.

      Words are fought with words, not a-la-Sandro Chetcuti and via cowardly anonymous blogs speading lies and criminal blackmail to attempt to crush the truth.

      • Paul Bonnici says:

        Alan, I agree with you, Labour won’t tolerate any criticism, not even constructive criticism.

        Regrettably Mintoff’s brutal legacy in the police force and mentality still prevails and that is why the police force still instils fear in some people.

        In yesterday’s The Sunday Times there was a reader’s letter complaining about the way she was treated by a police superintendent.

      • Alan says:

        Yes Paul, I agree – but believe it or not, I was not referring to the police force when I wrote that. Some members of the police may be the ‘tool’, but the orders come from worse people, who currently are very active within the Labour Party.

        It is those people that make anonymous supporters afraid, not the police per se.

        It is those warped people (like the creators of the anonymous blog and people like Sandro Chetcuti), who expect the public to vote for the Labour Party and Joseph Muscat in the next election.

  13. Reborn says:

    Daphne, we are all behind you!

  14. Helene Asciak says:

    Labour has now attacked four consecutive generations of our family, starting with our grandfather when Mintoff decided to hijack the National Bank of Malta, and now the same political party is laying into his great-grandchildren just because their mother happens to be one of the most effective critics of Labour’s way of doing things. Who would have thought they would still be at it almost forty years later.

  15. michael woods says:

    Well done, Daphne – keep the good work up

  16. Riya says:

    Jidher car li Daphne qed tolqot fil-laham il-haj ghax kullhadd qed idur kontiha barra dawk li huma onesti u jixtiequ l-gid u is-serjeta’ fil-pajjiz. Daphne qed taghmel glieda sagrosanta u tista’ ma’ taqbilx maghha fuq materji ohra imma din id-darba ghandha ragun biex tbih, u min qed jghid kontriha dwar dan il-kaz sinjal car li ghandu l-faham miblul. We Hate Daphne!! Ghaliex, ghax onesta? Kemm hawn min hu ipokrita u giddieb imma fl-ahhar iz-zejt jitla’ f’wicc l-ilma, u ma’ jdumx.

  17. Riya says:

    Gidba ohra fahxija kontra Daphne fuq Daqs Daphne ghankhom ‘informers’ ta’ l-affari taghhom. Ma tigbaw qatt taqaw ghaz-zufjett. U din ma’ kienetx xi cajta tafhux. Jien niftakar fiz-zmien il-Labour li kien hemm gurnalist li ntbghat 6 xhur habs ghax il-qorti kienet iddeciediet li gideb fuq Ex Ministru ta’ dak iz-zmien..

  18. PParnis says:

    Oh come on, the only way for consuelo to lose her magisterial ‘job’ is if she resigns as we saw that parliament is ineffective in dealing with the judiciary – same as happened with Lino Farrugia Sacco and Tonio Mizzi who although publicly admonished by their ‘overseeing board’ said that ethically felt they were in the right.

    So be it. I would like to see a lawyer ignore this admonition or a doctor the medical council. The proverbial tonne of bricks would fall on them, however our judges and magistrates are above all these earthly things – yeah right -ask Arrigo.

  19. Galahan II says:

    Malta is like a huge whitewashed tomb, populated by self-seeking hypocrites who are full of vested interests. But at the end of it all, notwithstanding the “games people play”, there is only one truth. And only a few who are not afraid to give it a voice. Or who are afraid but persist nonetheless, which is even more courageous in my books.

  20. vincent magro says:

    “Consuelo Scerri Herrera knows that I have cast-iron information that will make her position and that of a police superintendent completely untenable.”

    Daphne, lil Consuelo semmejta b’isimha u ma ghidx biss ‘magistrat’ biex jekk hemm dell ma jintefax fuq magistrati ohra.
    X’kien li s-supretendent ma semmejtx ismu? Jew forsi semmejtu f’xi posts ohra li ma qrajtx jien?

  21. Ganona says:

    Just watched Bondi+.

    The leader doesn’t want to interfere with what One Media is saying regarding Daphne and the magistrate’s issue.

    So if One media is lying, the leader is not bothered.

    Is this leader the Prime minister to be?

    God have mercy on us.

    • maryanne says:

      Mela, Joseph Muscat is not responsible for what HIS Party’s online newspaper dishes out as journalism but Lawrence Gonzi is responsible for any alleged corruption committed by third parties. (Always according to Joseph Muscat).

  22. Hmmm says:

    The PL owns Super One. So Joseph Muscat is ultimately responsible, whatever he says.

  23. Riya says:

    Jien nahseb li min mindu impjegaw lill-Marisa Micallef il-PL mar aktat lura fl-idejat.

    • maryanne says:

      When Joseph Muscat told Lou Bondi that ‘they have Marisa Micallef’, Lou promptly answered ‘Zommha’.

  24. Rita Camilleri says:

    Was it only me or did anyone else who watched Bondi+ yesterday feel like slapping the dear “Leader” to get rid of that insipid grin?

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