Muscat and Schembri expect us to turn a blind eye to all that they are doing and have done

Published: May 12, 2017 at 1:55am

From Ranier Fsadni’s article in the Times of Malta:

As with Joseph Muscat’s own low standard, the “reasonable explanation” – even if it’s true – itself reinforces our increasingly shady reputation. But we are expected to turn a blind eye to all of this.

Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase and Co. plans, following Brexit, to move hundreds of London-based bankers to our rival jurisdictions – Dublin, Frankfurt and Luxembourg. But not, apparently, to Malta.

Only a very young child believes that, if he closes his eyes, other people can’t see him. Yet, here we are, being urged to believe that, if we turn a blind eye, the world will stop looking at us.

On the contrary. It has already begun to scrutinise us closely. At first, incredulously; now, already more coldly. We provoke its damning judgement at our economic peril.