As a person at risk, Kurt, I would be delighted to receive details of this special government insurance programme
I am glad to see that the government has sent a team of workers to repair Inspector Geoffrey Azzopardi’s home. I mean it, as I am one of the few people in this country who can speak from experience of what it is like to have a violent attack on your home that blows out the doors and windows, destroys part of the interior, and leaves you exposed to the elements.
But when that happened to our home eight years ago, it was our insurers who paid for the replacement of the blown-out doors and windows and the things that had been destroyed, it was friends and family who helped us clean up the unimaginable mess, and it was a neighbour who sent over workmen to do repairs and whitewash.
Government team? Imagine if the government had sent over a team to repair the extensive damage to my house back then. Kurt Farrugia would have been the first one there with a Super One Camera and a microphone, reporting on the scandal from a fixed point at our gate.
So now that it has been established that this government will repair homes that are blown up to silence or intimidate those who are just doing their job, might I have Kurt Farrugia’s reassurance that the government will repair mine too if the same happens again?
This is the political party that fomented hatred and resentment against me because I had a fixed-point police guard at my gate for some months when I was really under threat. “The government is paying for her policeman and how much is that costing you?”
They portrayed it to their IQ-deficient supporters and vacuous switchers as a perk or privilege – as though what I always wanted in life was a Bulgari leather choker with a sun symbol hanging off it and a policeman standing at my gate monitoring all my comings and goings.
That’s the difference between the two political parties: I can’t imagine the PN ever starting a discord-campaign because this man who had his house damaged by a bomb is getting out-of-order help from the government.
If anything, it should be his fellow officers in the force who band together and help him fix his house in a spirit of goodwill and in their own time, not the government. But I’m glad he’s getting the help he needs. I know exactly how he and his family are feeling right now, because I’ve been there myself.