Delia: 1 hour and 20 minutes late for his own swearing in as Opposition leader

Published: October 7, 2017 at 12:21am

Adrian Delia, accompanied by his wife wearing a large draped fun-fur collar in 26C heat, and a full troupe of children because apparently it is now mandatory for the leaders of political parties to use their children as marketing accessories, turned up a full three-quarters of an hour to ‘more than an hour’ late for his own swearing-in ceremony as Opposition leader, leaving the head of state, the Chief Justice and the principal permanent secretary (never mind him) waiting.

The Malta Independent reported that it was 45 minutes, but the Times of Malta said that Delia was “more than an hour late”. It was actually an hour and 20 minutes late, because the ceremony was scheduled to begin at 5.30pm, which means he should have been there at 5.20pm at the latest, and instead he rolled up at 6.40pm.

When the Times of Malta asked him why he was so late to his own swearing-in, he replied: This is a time for unity and not for controversy.”

“You must never forget where you came from,” he said on Xarabank earlier tonight. I hate to say it, but it really shows – and he seems determined to remind us at every turn.

What a disgrace. He’s singing from Muscat’s hymn sheet even on this one – except that Muscat wouldn’t have turned up an hour late for a ceremony that celebrates himself, but only for a ceremony that celebrates others. You don’t play power games against yourself.

14 Comments Comment

  1. Is that a serious question?

  2. Gez says:

    Bobble-head when he speaks over-emphasizing with squints makes Delia a very bad actor with his tardy delay showing disrespect to his role as well as to those he left expecting him. Catastrofucking start to his tenure.

  3. Sounds like you’ve been smoking a Friday night joint.

  4. Gladio says:

    He will never be the Prime Minister of Malta. Honest PN traditional voters will make sure he won’t be.

  5. Storm says:

    He should be ashamed of himself arriving so late. I guess he probably projected the blame onto his wife and kids for doing so behind the confines of four walls.

  6. Josanne Holloway says:

    I think that Daphne Caruana Galizia may have been referring to your original use of punctuation.

  7. Antoine Vella says:

    So Delia wasn’t the only one swearing yesterday.

  8. Josanne Holloway says:

    Or make sure none of his cronies get elected to other posts in the party. One good reason to keep one’s membership of the PN (or even become a member now).

  9. Desert Lizard says:

    “You must never forget where you came from,” he said on Xarabank earlier tonight.

    He must have forgotten where he was heading to, then, given the tardiness.

  10. Maybe the staff haven’t been paid.

  11. B 'Kara United says:

    Missier Delia helu ta …qisu it tifel rebah l ellezjoni generali …!

  12. Dumbo says:

    Delia never believed that his charade would have come this far and he seems to be totally uninterested. I mean were it a football match, would he have done the same? Expect more cranky behaviour as the pressure continues to mount as will his failure to deliver. Delia will soon be history.

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