28 Feb The birth pangs of Justice Reform – trials and tribulations
The birth pangs of a Justice Reform . . . .so central to a modern democracy. These are our collective memories, uniting us as a nation. Great reforms and civil rights in any country are rarely the result of some Report but more often the outcome of battles and some strife – the will and tenacity to progress which overcome resistance by the status quo, which holds thew ultimate essence and significance of the reforms themselves. But ultimately unity reigns.
On the 8th November 2011 I had presented a private members’ motion about Major Reforms in Justice and Home Affairs (two years later taken on board by the Bonello Report), representing various calls I had been making over the previous four years, but after six months the motion had still not been brought up for discussion.
In the meantime an Opposition motion calling for Carm Mifsud Bonnici’s resignation over shortcomings which my motion was intended to address, was brought up for discussion before mine. Parliament approved the no confidence motion on Wednesday 30th May 2012, and my private members’ motion was brought up for discussion on Tuesday 12th June 2012, almost two weeks later.
”In an interview with Sunday newspaper Illum, Nationalist MP Francis Zammit Dimech says that Minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici’s resignation could have been avoided.
“I believe it would have been a completely different story had Franco Debono’s motion been put forward for discussion in Parliament prior to the motion submitted by the Opposition,” Zammit Dimech says.” – Maltatoday – 2nd June 2012.
In the meantime there was a Parliamentary vote of no confidence in RCC, in which I voted with the government, and in a strange twist of events, almost three weeks after the CMB vote, on Wednesday 20th June 2012, the PN executive banned three mps including myself from contesting the next election.
The condemnation was so tied to the RCC vote that one of the other mps declared with the Times, the next day that ”Hon. Debono was only roped in because it couldn’t possibly be avoided in the circumstances, Dr Pullicino Orlando said.” – Debono to contest PN Executive condemnation – Times of Malta, June21, 2012.
In the meantime in Britian ”Government MPs over the last five years voted against their party line in more than a third of Commons divisions (35 per cent). . . . . . There were a total of 110 occasions during 2010-2015 when seven or more Conservative MPs voted against the party line. Of the top seven most rebellious MPs in the last parliament, all have been re-elected.” – The Telegraph 11 May 2015.
PanamagatePosted at 09:25h, 03 March
L-istorja ta Joseph Muscat kif ha tkompli jew tispicca wara l-ikbar skandlu taz-zmien?
Responsabilta politikaPosted at 08:49h, 03 March
Qed nitfa ir-responsabilta fuqek u nzommok responsabbli ghal dak li ha jghaddi minnu l-pajjiz jekk ma tqumx min hemm u tohloq dal-partit iehor li l-pajjiz tant ghandu bzonn.
Hafna tilfu l-fiducja fil-partiti politici u qed jghidu li mhux ha jivvutaw. Dan ma jawgurax futur tajjeb ghal ghaziz pajjiz taghna u il-biza ta hafna hi li fl-ahhar mil-ahhar nispiccaw falluti bhal-Grecja.
Tiehu bla ma trodd is-swar thott.
Dr Franco Debono, isma l bzonn tal-mument, erga ohrog ghonqok kif kont ghamilt meta ssagrifikajt siggu komdu, u offri ruhek ghas-servizz tal-pajjiz, ghax dal-pajjiz ghandu bzonn nies serji u retti li ma jghamlux bihom il-flus u l-poter.
Dal-pajjiz ghandu bzonn lil Franco Debono.
Qoqqow!!Posted at 19:15h, 02 March
Chief Justice fails European Court of Justice screening process
Qoqqow!!Posted at 19:20h, 02 March
A second candidate will now have to be nominated by the justice minister for the post.
Justice Minister can’t get one right :p
Hawwadni ha nifhemPosted at 15:51h, 02 March
Allura nghid jien jekk int ma vvuttajtx kontra RCC u vvutajt mal- gvern, x tahti dak inhar u ghalfejn tefawkhom fqoffa wahda?
Mhux ghax jimpurtani taPosted at 11:22h, 02 March
Mhux ghax jimpurtani ta imma xorta ha nsaqsik…. Gieli segwejtu l-programm?
Gieli kellek teqilbu meta tibda s-slott imqansha ta suppost satira?
Mhux ghax jimpurtani ta, imma irid ikollok stonku jiflah biex tissaporti lil dawk it-tnejn. Bla sugu u bla gost.
Hemm wiehed minnhom ghandu stonku jiflah zgur, ghax allajbierek qed fil-barka t’Alla.
Mhux ghax jimpurtani, imma ma tafx kif jghamel dak, jinqeda bihom biex joqghodu jdejqu l’mistiedna!
Mhux ghax jimpurtani kull nhar ta hamis….. Nistennew u naraw.
Over and out.
D.VellaPosted at 09:13h, 02 March
Norman Vella wera x-xewqa li int titkellem fuq dak li ghaddej bhalissa minnu l-pajjiz.
M’ghandix dubju li mhux ser tiddejjaq tghamel dan meta jistiednek fuq il-programm tieghu “mhux ghax jimpurtani”
Ejja Norman Vella, issa l-ballun f’saqajk, Franco Debono dejjem preparat.
el gozitanoPosted at 22:04h, 01 March
Dr. Debono, int ghandek kumpanija l Panama?
DecelisPosted at 19:41h, 01 March
Meta ha jkun lest il-ktieb? Fadal xejn ghax nixtieq naqrah.
FrancesPosted at 18:32h, 01 March
M’ghidtilna xejn fuq il-Panamagate, jaqaw ma temminx li Konrad Mizzi qed igerfex?
LaburistPosted at 18:22h, 01 March
Kont naqta rasi li dawk is 36000 kienu investiment fis-sod u xejn ma kien ha jzomm lill- gvern taghna lura.
Illum taqtali rasi u ma tohrogx qattra demm, ghax Konrad Mizzi ghaxxaqha u dawk is 36000 qed josfru.
HELLO!!!Posted at 04:56h, 01 March
Dr Debono qum naqra fuq tieghek ghax mhux nisimghu bik bizejjed.
Id-dinjita tal-parlamentPosted at 04:49h, 01 March
“Parliament adjourned at 9pm instead of 9.30pm this evening because no Labour MP was present to speak during the adjournment.”
This is Gross!
Must have been because of monday blues.
SaviourPosted at 23:36h, 29 February
Jien irrabjat u ddizgustat b’dak li qed jigri, u nixtieq immur ghal- protesta kontra l-korruzzjoni li ha ssir nhar il- Hadd il-Belt, imma noqghod nghid, daqs kemm sar korruzjoni fi zmien il-PN, kif tridni mmur ghal-attivita organizzata minnhom.
Issa jekk jerga’ jigri ma Simon bhal ma gara ma Joseph, fejn iz-zewg partiti jwehdu biddla fil- mod kif ikunu ser imexxu fil- gvern, u dil biddla ma tasal QATT!
Franco Debono, int ha tmur ghal protesta?
Jekk tmur int, immur jien.
StefaniaPosted at 14:58h, 29 February
Dr Debono, kont ta theddida ghal Oligarkija u sabu skuza biex ma jhallukx tikkontesta l- elezzjoni f’isem il-partit Nazzjonalista.
L-Oligarkija dejjem tkun b’sahhita imma nghidlek li l-poplu Malti b’sahhu iktar, u z-zmien ghad irid jurina.
FAKEPosted at 14:39h, 29 February
Bil-qalb nghid FAKE
“Any lawyer who aspires to become a magistrate must enjoy the Prime Minister’s favour; any magistrate, to become judge, must enjoy the Prime Minister’s favour; any judge, to become Chief Justice, must be in the Prime Minister’s good books; any judge or chief justice, to become judge in an international court, must partake of the Prime Minister’s benevolence.
“Where does this system, that glorifies subservience, leave the independence and impartiality of the judiciary?”
D.AbelaPosted at 13:47h, 29 February
You know how Minister Konrad Mizzi was awarded the deputy leadership role, and how Tony Abela was temporarily parked at the side unceremoniously!
Now what happens if Tony Abela does not make it through at the European commission of auditors?
I bet Joseph Muscat would not bat an eyeled.
RalphPosted at 13:15h, 29 February
X’tahseb? Dan mhux fake jew?
Partit gdid immexxi min Franco DebonoPosted at 11:28h, 29 February
Jekk mhux issa, qatt.
O INPosted at 10:54h, 29 February
Minister minister Owen…… You are loooosing it!!
Riforma my a$$Posted at 09:28h, 29 February
X’qed jghamel il-Ministru tal-gustizzja fuqa din?
Jew qed jistenna reazzjoni mil-poplu biex jaqbad il-barri min qrunu?
MMPosted at 00:15h, 29 February
Is-sewwa jirbah zgur.