01 Nov 2012 Reconciliation : the key to the PN Deputy Leadership contest
The PN must thank Hon Austin Gatt (aka Pi Pi Pio) for his contribution over the years, shake hands and dump his confrontational ways. Dr Gatt should stay completely out of this deputy leadership thing even backstage – he means confrontation, which is the complete opposite of reconciliation.
The one thing that the PN desperately needs at this point is a process of RECONCILIATION with all those thousands of people who have left the party. And it is a mammoth task. That is why PN has lost badly in ALL appointments with the electorate, because Austin’s confrontational methods had taken over the party.
RECONCILIATION is the magic word. Reconciliation means meritocracy and equal treatment, independently of who your father or grandfather is.
It is obvious that the greatest reform within the party would take place after the general election, but right now and as a first step : RECONCILIATION.