Nationalist Party deputy leadership contender compares politics to a football match

Published: October 13, 2017 at 12:45pm

Yesterday in the car I was listening to the lunchtime talk-show on the Nationalist Party’s radio station, hosted by Evelyn Vella Brincat, whose brother is the failed party leadership contender Frank Portelli. It was unbearable, but I felt I needed to suffer through it in the interest of journalism. David Agius, the party whip and contender for the post of deputy leader, was on with her.

I finally switched off when Mrs Vella Brincat announced that it was David Agius’s birthday – how old is he, 10? – that those listening to the show should give him “the best birthday present ever by becoming members of the Nationalist Party, because I have known David for a long time and he has always been a party boy so he will want that more than anything” (translated from the Maltese).

Then the intellectually challenged and free-loading Mr Agius, who should have been at his state-paid job at the Freeport at that time of day, interjected and said that what he wants more than anything is: “Li nara l-Partit Nazzjonalista jinżel fil-grawnd, jilgħab il-logħba mal-Partit Laburista u jirbaħ.” (“To see the Nationalist Party walk onto the football pitch, play a game against the Labour Party, and win.”)

This is what it has come to: the triumph of evil and idiocy, a kakocracy on one side of the House and an idiocracy on the other.

Nationalist Party deputy leadership contender David Agius (left) with party leader Adrian Delia: the serious business of the running of the country treated like a game of football in which the sole aim is for the Nationalist Party to ‘win the game’ against Labour.

16 Comments Comment

  1. Gaetano Pace says:

    I used to enjoy listening to Marion Pace Axiaq at that time of day on Radio 101. Her style was good: composed, fair, well-versed, factual and informed. Sadly enough she left the Nationalist Party and her programme followed.

  2. Zenobia says:

    We are in for parochial politics.

  3. Genn says:

    X’ma jitlax il-Labour. F’dan l-istat li qieghed fih il-PN anke Zaren tal-Ajkla, b’rispett kbir lejh, ghandu intelligenza iktar minn dal-grupp t’hawn fuq kollha flimkien.

    Kif xbajt b’dawn id-dwejjaq ta’ nies. Gejna fi stat li lanqas ghandna Oppozizzjoni fil-pajjiz.

  4. Galeforce says:

    U l’-aktar haga importanti, bla flus u sponsorships.

  5. Nobody is interested right now. Certainly not my readers.

  6. A Attard says:

    Exactly – we gave it our all, played well but we got a bashing nevertheless …. and we have no substitutes either.

  7. Desert Lizard says:

    He never was the sharpest tool in the shed, was he? Though he was, and remains a tool.

  8. Tanya Zammit says:

    She is undergoing chemotherapy.

  9. Yes, but the difference between us is that I work in the field and know what a news cycle is.

  10. David Agius? What about the leader himself?

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