3rd June is going to deliver a victory for money-laundering, crime and corruption. Do what you can to stop it happening.

Published: May 7, 2017 at 2:22pm

Those of us who are not part of the 52% of the electorate who love the fact that the people at the top are corrupt, because they think it will work in their favour and they can corrupt the system to suit themselves, or because they are detached or amoral and just don’t care, are in duty bound to do everything we can to stop it happening.

This is no time to sit back and dump the responsibility on others who we can then enjoy blaming when things don’t work out. We have all got to do what we can to fight a battle that has to be fought.

The gloss has gone completely from Muscat and the party he assembled about him, but they started out with a majority of 36,000 and even if all 18,000 people who made this majority possible turn away from him and vote for the Nationalist Party instead – which isn’t going to happen anyway – all he needs is a few hundred people to win again.

In 2008, it was just 750 people who made the difference. It was the votes of those 750 people who returned the Nationalist Party to power. Numbers are numbers. You can’t fool about with them.

This is the moment of reckoning. It is a turning-point, like other major electoral turning-points we have been through – most pertinently 1987, 1998 and 2003, which can either put Malta back on track or blow it into oblivion.

Do what you can. Even if you have never done the right thing in your life, preferring to coast along oblivious, do it now.