It’s so much worse than Sant and CET

Published: November 17, 2013 at 4:43pm

It’s just occurred to me that not even Alfred Sant could have hoped to make such a hash out of this citizenship thing. At least the CET fallout was contained within our borders and not covered even in Boulder, Colorado.

The incompetence is phenomenal – but when I point out that you have to be incompetent by definition to work for the Labour Party or stand on its ticket, people sneer.

But think about it – why would you choose that lot if you weren’t like them or didn’t think them amazing? Hopeless.

10 Comments Comment

  1. Edward says:

    I think the problem is that the PL will forever refuse to reject Mintoff’s legacy.

    People told us to look to the future and not bring up the past. But it was the past environment that Muscat is a product of. In other words, he got his perception of Malta from the very people who almost put Mifsud Bonnici in power for another term.

    The Labour Party of today does not resemble the party it was when it first was founded. Today it is built on Mintoff’s ideals and attitudes. It is those attitudes that must be rejected the same way the PN ditched its classist image to fight for freedom in Malta in the 80s. That is what the PN is built on today.

    For some reason the PL seems to be incapable of doing the same.

    • Denis says:

      The Labour Party is made up of free loaders and bums of all descriptions and incomes. There is no way one can change that unfortunately.

    • Calculator says:

      That much is true, but part of the problem is that the exponents and perpetrators of the Golden Years were never brought to justice for their actions. This has allowed their twisted love for those years to be transmitted from one generation to the next, with no evidence to show them that something in Mintoff’s thinking and way of doing things was very wrong.

  2. A says:

    The intellectually challenged choose the Labour Party because if they tried their luck with the more intelligent party, they would stand no chance of being given any attention at all.

    Even the electorate has different expectations of the PN and the PL. Think about it: how often have you been told that someone did not expect any better from Labour?

  3. Nighthawk says:

    65% of those with no more than primary school education vote Labour, and only 35% of those with a university education do so.

    Even if you assume that idiots with university degrees are randomly distributed across parties, the pool of competent people Labour can use is rather limited.

    Taking this logic a step further, if government posts are distributed evenly among both parties’ supporters then as a minimum 15% of them are going to incompetents.

    If you factor in the Malta Taghna Lkoll pogrom then you’re leaving Malta mostly in the hands if a bunch of drooling idiots. And this legislation is what you get as a result.

    • Alexander Ball says:

      Isn’t it obvious that this legislation is cobbled together purely to give the PL backers the passports they were promised for backing Labour with cash?

      That’s about how much thought went in to it. Having achieved that, the rest is bollocks.

      • Nighthawk says:

        If it was that simple they’d have abused of ministerial discretion embedded in the existing law, but their dumb ham-fisted attempt to protect themselves from accusations of corruption has resulted in this even bigger mess. I stand by my theory. Drooling idiots.

  4. bob-a-job says:

    ‘why would you choose that lot if you weren’t like them or didn’t think them amazing?’

    Some do so because they are opportunists, have limited ethical principles and are prepared to alter the values of what is or is not morally correct according to their aspirations.

    These persons have no loyalty and while disdaining those with whose vote and support they reached their objectives are ready to shift party allegiance at the flick of a riding crop.

    Laqwa li ‘Malta L-Ewwel’

  5. Tabatha White says:

    The “phenomenal” perspective reminded me of this You Tube clip on Minus IQ that you had posted a while back.

    I think the role of The Times of Malta in accepting to feed doublespeak and avoiding the issues should be figuring more in discussion.

    One can choose not to read it, but the role it has taken on is nonetheless insincere to the original values of The Times of Malta. Several adjectives come to mind: disingenuous (this is generous), duplicitous, and conspiratorial.

    There is no disputing the effect of the dumbed-down press in Malta. Its reporting prowess over the past week should be testament that rather than attesting to obligations, it has denied them. There is nothing borderline or objective. No Church-like values present in ignoring reality. Purporting to do so and covering ones tracks behind intelligent demeanour is just as deceptive.

  6. Brian*14 says:

    The Nationalist Party should put pressure on the government to repeal this law and if there is no reaction, then the PN MPs should boycott parliament indefinitely.

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