05 Oct A Ghaddafi mentality – Motto of the Clique
There is one major feature which distinguishes Austin Gatt : THE POLITICS OF CONFRONTATION and BULLDOZING. First it was Labour which was always wrong, now even memebrs of his party who stand up to him. Basically so, anyone who stands up to him is WRONG and should make way. Only he has a sacrosant right of keeping his position forever!
What Austin Gatt fails to appreciate is that the parliamentary seat does NOT belong to the party but to the member of parliament so much so that JPO resigned from the Nationalist Party and RETAINED his parliamentary seat. So he has absolutely no right to ask what he has asked for today, and it betrays a deep misunderstanding of or disrespect to our democractic system.
Members of Parliament are not party delegates as Austin Gatt imagines and which suits his ends, but representative of the people elected on a party ticket.
Political parties are not greater than the country in democracies. In totalitarian states yes they are.
Secondly he fails to distinguish between the office of member of parliament which is ELECTED and the office of minister which is APPOINTED. He is not being asked to resign from parliament but form minister. He doesn’t even have the basic decency to compare like with like.
How ironic or historic that 5+5 are meeting in Malta discussing the Arab Spring. Malta had its own revolts and Spring too this year, and fights for democracy and true representation – government by the People for the People – a fight for liberty, equality and meritocracy. A revolt against persons who have come to think they are above the law
Malta, a small and very beautiful Mediterranean island inhabited by an industrious people, 2012 will be remembered for the fight against the Oligarchy, the fight for democracy, for the revolt against arrogance, authoritarianism and oppression, the fight for true representation.
It seems that Austin Gatt is not realising he is revealing his true colours with every word he speaks, thereby possibly also shedding light on his behaviour in the seventies, eighties and nineties! Now it seems he said that he would resign from cabinet if me and JPO resign from parliament. What a Ghaddafi mentality!
Austin Gatt not only did not resign after bringing this country to its kness by the BWSC highly polluting power station extension and the Arriva public transport reform scandal, and now the Car parks issue, but now is expecting that me and another member of parliament pay for his mistakes, failures and mismanagement by resigning from Parliament, when we had absolutely nothing to do with these issues. What a Ghaddafi mentality!
Should I resign because I defended the People of Malta from Austin Gatt and Manuel Delia’s incompetence and arrogance in the BWSC and ARRIVA, and now Car park fiascoes???? Should I resign because I am not intimidated and do not fear Austin Gatt???? Should I resign because I refuse to be a slave to the capricious arrogance o0f some?????
I have made it clear a long time ago what is the Motto of this Clique :
they blame you for their mistakes and they steal and take the merit of your good ideas. they do not resign for creating problems, yet they expect credit if and when the same problems are solved.
They stole my good ideas in justice and home affairs and are now struggling to implement them, whilst Austin Gatt wants me to carry the blame for his failures.
What a Ghaddafi mentality !