People are going to have no rallying-point to oppose government corruption

Published: September 2, 2017 at 3:02pm

If Adrian Delia takes control of the Nationalist Party, with all his shady baggage, the people who oppose government corruption and corruption in all its forms are going to be left without a rallying-point.

So far, they have rallied behind the Nationalist Party. But with Delia at the helm, that is going to be impossible. What will happen?

Unbridled corruption and shadiness on both sides of the House, and decent people left with nowhere to turn. There is a very real risk that the Nationalist Party will split, because Delia does not represent its core values and several MPs will find it difficult to remain under the party whip.

The Democratic Party, which has two seats in parliament already, will grow as a consequence of this because of its committed stance against government corruption. The Labour Party will remain monolithic, while the Nationalist Party fragments into disarray. Labour will remain in power for the foreseeable future, and the corruption will become worse.

I advise young people to leave Malta if they can before it is too late. You do not need to live like this. Don’t. Find somewhere bigger, where politicians and their corruption are not constantly in your face, and where the rule of law functions.