Isn’t this ironic

Published: February 3, 2013 at 7:18pm

Quite a curious juxtaposition, from the list of stories on


54 Comments Comment

  1. johnUSA says:

    And now I believe you will start talking “in favour” of Farrugia.

    [Daphne – Not at all. Poetic justice & c & c. Scum dealing with scum. The fact that Muscat is scum does not mean his victim isn’t also scum. I can’t stand either of them. It’s like watching a bloodbath in a den of thieves.]

    • H.P. Baxxter says:

      As usual, you-know-who has “praised” this scum, calling him a “loyal political adversary”.

      Is there no limit to Maltese grovelling?

      • Ghoxrin Punt says:

        He was a loyal political adversary. No one can doubt that he is a Laburist through and through, in the same way no-one can doubt that he was and will always be an adversary to Gonzi and the PN.

        It still does not mean that he should have been thrown away like some used object, so close to the election. Muscat was naive if he thought that Anglu would not speak up if he felt provoked and Baxxter you are even more naive if you think that political milage will not be taken from this.

      • H.P. Baxxter says:

        Oh Christ on a lollipopo stick, do I have to explain idiomatic English AGAIN?

        When you call someone your “loyal political adversary” it’s a sign of deep respect for a someone who is respectable, normal, sane, honourable, and who is intrinsically righteous, and where the only difference is one of superficial opinion, a mere detail.

        Anglu Farrugia is none of this.

        The only political mileage taken by PN on this was in reverse. Twenty-five years after the unilateral surrender of 1987 and they still haven’t learned their lesson.

      • maryanne says:

        The PN has been beaten by and for John Dalli, Franco Debono, JPO and others. Are we expecting it to ignore the story about Anglu Farrugia?

        Lawrence Gonzi was very clear this afternoon. It is not about who Anglu Farrugia is. The focus is on how Joseph Muscat dealt him the deadly political blow.

      • bob-a-job says:

        You’re right. When that same you-know-who went to see Mintoff in hospital and Mintoff threw him out I told him “how can you possibly find a good word for someone who was indirectly responsible for a number of person’s deaths” he answered “ghandek ragun imma taf kif ahna” I told him I didn’t agree with him.

        I knew at least 4 people whose premature deaths came about through worry provoked by Mintoff. In two cases the pressure was intentional. They lost their business in the process.

      • Matthew says:

        Lawrence Gonzi didn’t praise Anglu. He just told him “insellimlek” and he quickly went on to say how he doesn’t agree with him on any political issues.

        Lawrence Gonzi has always been cordial with his adversaries so it’s nothing out of the ordinary. He’s also using Anglu to warn voters on how Joseph Muscat treats people. If he can be so ruthless with his colleagues, just think how little he cares about you.

        It is Lawrence Gonzi’s job to say this and he was right in doing so.

      • ciccio says:

        The enemy of my enemy…

        Over the last 5 years, Joseph Muscat’s Labour has repeatedly taught us how to use that trick.

      • ciccio says:

        Anglu has earned the right to be on a PN billboard before 9 March.

    • Grezz says:

      Let’s just say that Farrugia probably met his match.

  2. ciccio says:

    Il-Malta Labour Party ta’ Joseph Muscat 2013 sejf ghal business.

    Min jaf kemm se jtihom go daharhom bis-sejf lil biznismenn.

    U jekk hemm bzonn, isejhilhom u jtihom sitt tiri go rashom.

    • Joseph and his new way of doing politics says:

      U jekk hemm bzonn, isejhilhom u jidhaqilhom u jitbissmilhom u jghid xi cajta bhal xi teenage schoolboy dwar alarm clocks u mhux alarm clocks u jzerzaq xi zewg kelmiet bl-Ingliz jekk mhux tlieta u jurihom kemm hu bahbuh u jtihom sitt tiri go rashom.

  3. Curious says:

    Jowzef is ruthless. God help us all in 5 weeks time

    • ciccio says:

      The Sunday before Muscat coldbloodedly politically stabbed Anglu in the back, Muscat was all smiles applauding Anglu after one of his usual ‘ferocious’ speeches in front of a crowd of Laburisti and switchers somewhere in Rabat.

      This series of events epitomises the essence of Joseph Muscat. Between 7 January and 9 March 2013 he will be faking his smile. After 9 March, he will call the ones he betrayed one by one to Castille, and will put his gun to their temples and pull the trigger six times, one at a time.

  4. ken il malti says:

    The truth will always come out in the wash.

  5. Toni Bajada says:

    on facebook :-)

    Isabelle Mansueto
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    Dexgluchaelle Camilleri
    itfali il vidoe pls is tat tifla fuq tiji
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  6. The Shadow says:

    See Charles Buhagiar’s advert page 40 Sunday Times. Bright red and with Torch emblem and Partit Laburista. Is he breaking ranks?

    • Gahan says:

      I watched angry Muscat’s reciting a litany with his supporters responding “Taghna lkoll” instead of “Itlob ghalina”.

      When Joseph inserted “L-ghaqda li hawn fostna” it looked out of place; Anglu immediately came to mind. Joseph than continued to rub it in ”Ahna haga wahda, tim wiehed, tim maghqud”.

      Anglu begs to differ and is saying that ‘Inhobbkom’ Joseph is a liar and a cold-blooded ruthless (political) murderer, who is in cahoots with big contractors.

      What’s this “klikka tar-raba sular”? Is it Joseph’s decision team, is it a no-go area for the rest of the party officials, including the deputy leaders?

      Are you in? It seems Anglu wasn’t in. No wonder Anglu came out looking like an arsehole when he was confronted by Simon on Xarabank – they deliberately did not brief him.

      Anglu was blindly loyal to Joseph; he put all his trust in him without ever doubting his honesty.

      • Ghoxrin Punt says:

        And I fear, it’s not only Anglu who was in the dark about the electoral program. Judging by Manuel fudging of things in TVHemm, he’s none the wiser about what their program is all about.

  7. Herbie says:

    Just watched the asshole of Toni Abela on TVhemm and honestly I cannot comprehend how one can vote these people into government. Il-veru tal-biki u miskin dal-pajjiz.

  8. me says:

    There are lies, dammed lies and then there is Muscat.

  9. Yanika says:

    What do you expect from Labour? If it treated one of their own like that, imagine how they will treat one who is not one of their own?

    Although I don’t feel any sympathy for him, I can empathise with Dr Farrugia at the way he was treated.

    But in a way, he brought this on him on his own, by consorting with scum.

    If someone talks about other people behind their back with you, then expect them to talk with others about you with others behind your back, and the same with actions.

  10. Matthew says:

    Anglu Farrugia’s revelation that the Labour Party is very close to contractors puts Joseph Muscat’s proposal of ‘Inħallukhom taħdmu’ into new perspective.

    In other words, inħallukhom taħdmu means ‘We’ll let you get away with anything.’ Rules? Forget them. You can do as you please.

    It also puts into perspective the fuss the PL made when an international report recently said that it takes quite a while for a business in Malta to get new building permits.

    No wonder he thinks that a power station can be built in two years. Who cares about health, safety, the Malta Environment Planning Authority, the people’s right to oppose a development and EU rules as long as a quick buck can be made?

    The Gonzi administration gets a lot of flak about MEPA but it must have been doing something right. Developers hate it because it doesn’t let them bulldoze anywhere and environmentalists hate it because they think it’s too lenient.

    That means MEPA has found a balance. We should start really worrying about MEPA when it is loved by one of those two sectors. It’s a thankless job and it’s supposed to be hated.

    Mark Antony Falzon once wrote a wonderful article in The Sunday Times explaining how, contrary to popular perception, Malta is a much more wooded place today than it was in the 80s due to cultural changes and more foresting projects.

    Once again it seems that the Gonzi administration (and I mention Lawrence Gonzi specifically because he had personally taken responsibility for MEPA and promised to reform it) did something right and Joseph Muscat is planning to ruin it.

    • Ghoxrin Punt says:

      How I agree. People are blind to what is around them. All they want to do is complain, complain and complain yet again.

      We are definitely much greener than in the past and the air is cleaner with the Arriva buses (and yes I happen to use them too and i have found them to be rather efficient).

      I have as yet to hear what AD and Astrid say to this news, if they say anything at all..

    • Jozef says:

      The reform removed the sanctioning process from the equation.

      Basically, proceed to break rules get sanctioning later, isn’t theirs any longer. It’s clear the amnesty, in their book, shouldn’t discriminate objective criteria.

      We can’t have ‘developers’ disciplined to a market now can we?

      Jackie Mercieca was on ONE trying her best to turn rule of law into some oppressive measure, albeit defining herself ‘ambjentalista’.

      The problem here is the mentality they want to bring back, mistaking it for individual right.

      Aesthetics and a sense of order, by deduction, fascist.

  11. village says:

    Joseph oqoghd attent ghal voti ghax ser jibda jidirlek l-Anglu.

  12. Riya says:

    Who knows what is being planned with these contractors?

    No wonder they have all this money for this electoral campaign.

    Contractors never fork out money for nothing.

  13. zunzana says:

    Et tu, Brute?

  14. Riya says:

    Il-Laburisti jibbujaw meta fil-meeting ta’ haz-Zabbar Joseph Muscat semma isem Dr. Eddie Fenech Adami.

    Nahseb aqta x’rikoncilljazzjoni gejja!

    Malta taghna lkoll. Imma bil-paroli biss.

  15. Francis Saliba MD says:

    With a “kwazi Prim Ministru” being exposed as a political “assassin” metaphorically plunging a knife deeply in his faithful deputy’s back, every voter, rival or follower, would be anxiously watching his back unless voters open their eyes in time and unless they consign the “almost” prime minister, and his entourage, for five more years harmlessly to the opposition benches.

  16. matt says:

    Reluctantly, I am forced to follow Joseph Muscat on the news and the more I observe him the more I am convinced what a fake, phony he is.

    What puzzles me is why the public has not noticed this man is empty suit? Why do they want him to be their prime minister? Can’t the MLP find a better, serious leader?

    • bystander says:

      To me, the MLP are a joke, good for laughs and nothing more.

      Alfred Sant loses a confidence vote and subsequent election in 1998.

      They keep him as leader.

      He campaigns for ‘No’, spoil ballot paper, abstain, on the EU referendum and loses.

      Not content with this fine display of democracy from the Maltese voters, he chooses to ignore the result, pretends ‘partnership’ won, and says if MLP wins election then Malta will not join EU.

      When MLP loses again, Sant resigns but MLP begs him to come back.

      Finally when the serial loser loses again in 2008 they decide to get a ‘younger’ model as leader.

      Here we are, less than 5 weeks from the election, and still nothing produced to say what and how and how much.

      They are a big joke and if Malta votes MLP into power then the joke will be on the whole country.

    • observer says:

      The 600 million Euro question.

      So many thousands have been asking themselves just that – the answer somehow escapes us.

    • Futur Imcajpar says:

      I don’t think they’ve had anyone approaching ‘decent’ since Boffa, but he was before my time so I only have hand-me-down accounts of him.

  17. steve bonello says:

    They will never have a serious leader. The only decent one they they could have had is the present President of Malta I think. What do you think?

    [Daphne – I’ve changed my mind about that. Completely.]

  18. Jar Jar says:

    A pity that Anglu is now out of politics – I always wondered what he meant when he was recorded saying: ‘….u n-Nazzjonalisti, ghadhom ma jafux x’gej ghalihom’. Oh well, what goes around, comes around. He should have looked over his own shoulder.

  19. francesco says:

    It was not until my mid teens (1987) that I realized that people who lived in the past actually had colours, and were not living in black and white as we saw them on TV.

    Now, at 40, I’m preparing myself for a future in grey.

    “Everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon.”

    Isn’t it ironic?

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