Eddie and Guido

Eddie and Guido

Now that the John Dalli episode is a closed issue from the political point of view, in the short term focus is shifting on the Tonio Borg grilling and PN deputy leadership contest. Still I think our  Parliament should discuss the issue.

As I have said some months ago one of the main problems facing the current PN leadership, amongst others about which I have been very clear, is the fact that both Dr Gonzi and Dr Borg represent the Conservative wing of the Nationalist Party in  a way that a section of the PN as represented in the Councillors and eventually in the grassroots and electorate,  does not feel it is represneted in the leadership.

This situation was very different from that of the formidable Eddie-Guido tandem. Eddie in general represented the PN conservative wing, the main wing of the PN, whilst Dr Demarco in general represented the more liberal wing in such a manner that all the Councillors identified themselves with the leadership.

The Deputy Leader is not the Leader’s clerk! He must be strong enough to create a balance and a different point of view. He must be bold to bring change, real change not just cosmetics. He must not be seen to be more of the same. Neither is the Deputy the Leader’s clone, he must offer an alternative viewpoint. Leader and Deputy must appeal to different sections of the PN councillors, the grassroots and ultimately the electorate at large.

The keyword in this Deputy leadership contest should be : RECONCILIATION. He must be someone with whom the thousands of Nationalist who have left the party, can identify themselves. 

I have no doubt that there are various individuals within the PN who have these attributes including those who have been mentioned in the media like Beppe Fenech Adami, Simon Busuttil, Mario Demarco, Chris Said, Jason Azzopardi, Robert Arrigo, David Agius and others.

Austin Gatt please keep out of it.



    Posted at 03:01h, 04 November

    I do not like contradicting you but Vox Popolo’s post of 31 October was in Maltese. Have another look. It starts as follows: “Dawk imsemmija fil-lista ta’ hawn fuq ma nara ebda wiehed validu, li jista jkun successur ta’ Dr.Gonzi, ghalissa bhal Vici Kap.”

    @ FIDO
    Clearly 25 years of education under the Nationalists (apart from leaving some 30% illiterate) have left little evidence in the way of manners on this dog (or are you a bitch?)
    I may be a ‘tigiega’ whatever that in your Chav language might mean, but I never count my chickens before they are hatched. Goodness only knows what tricks the kitchen cabinet of Dr Gonzi is up to and what a massive exercise it is undertaking to make sure our Joey is not elected.
    You seem to have an aversion to Lidl which I do not share. It’s a damned good supermarket although I don’t purchase my champagne from there since buying it at duty free when I travel gives me a much wider choice and a better price.
    As to CHINESE JAR, your animosity towards the de Marco family is well known and well documented too. As everyone knows they are diehard Nationalists. I have every right to have a view point when it comes to the Nationalist Party even if I don’t vote for them. For goodness sake we may have the bad luck of being landed with them for another 25 years in government. So yes, I root for Mario de Marco and not for Simon Busuttil and god forbid Beppe Fenech Adami. I have nothing to say about Labour’s deputies. They have now been selected so that die is cast. I am certain they will do their job properly, and no worse than the Nationalist deputies have done in the last and longggggg 25 years. Er… that’s it for today.

  • D Borg
    Posted at 20:06h, 01 November

    Beppe? Jason? or David Agius ?!

    Pls tell me you were drunk when you wrote the last paragraph….

  • Verita
    Posted at 13:18h, 01 November

    Franco , tajdliex li dar ir rih . Dawk li semmejt kollha ivutaw kontrik u tajruk mill partit. Beppe xebgha jajrek u anki xi ohrajn li semmejt int. Skuzani imma il mod kif qed titkellem qed tidher wiehed mill partit tal oligarkija li tant ilek tajdilna biha. franco jinbidel il gvern biss irid biex dan il pajjiz jiehu r ruh. int ghedt li hemm xamma ta korruzjoni kullimkien, oligarkija, arroganza. Dak li ilek tghid ma jithassarx ghax jinbidel il vici kap. forsi ghalhekk qed tkun mistieden fuq certi programmi , fuq lis stazzjon li tant ghedt li qieghed hazin, forsi ghalhekk qed jistiednek tal WE. biex intaffu d distanza li kien hemm. Franco ibqa sostni dak li ilek tghid , ghax kont qed titiehed bis serjeta. Xejn xejn int xorta mhux ha jkollok post fil partit li gejt imkecci minnu. grazzi

  • david farrugia
    Posted at 11:11h, 01 November

    this is the Franco which should have been from day one…a critic but at the end of the day loyal. There’s nothing wrong in voting against your party unless it weakens the stability of the government. Politics has to change. The YES man must be something of the past… every mp has his ideas and is asked to bring them forward even if they go against those of his party. Loyalty must not be blindfolded but when it really matters.

    • Nuffata
      Posted at 13:26h, 01 November

      Yet the PN has banned Dr Franco from contesting the next election.

      So much for critics – in the PN’s eyes.

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 18:40h, 01 November

      Exactly how does voting against the budget NOT weaken the government’s stability? You live in a dream world.

  • Kalang
    Posted at 10:28h, 01 November

    Donnok qed tghid li kif telaq Tonio Borg spiccat il-Klikka!!!!! U Beppe tqisu bhala validu u liberali??? Ma nafx Franco f’daqqa waħda qed inħoss li qed titlef il-fiducja tieghi. Filli tghid li hawn bzonn partit gdid li jien mil-ewwel ghadlek li lest nappogjak fiz-zmien opportun u issa donnok qed tghid li b’vici kap gdid se jinbidel kollox. BWSC, Arriva, Mater Dei, St Phillips,Depot sar qisu ta’ Olympics kullħadd jaqbez, klikkek, Daphne, RCC, etc etc jaqaw spiccaw min fuq l-agenda !!!!!

    • Paladin
      Posted at 19:57h, 01 November

      Ghax ha nghidlek ghaziz habib,
      meta tkun opportunist puppant bhal Franco,
      kif juruk iz-zunnarija,
      tinsa kollox…..anke l-oligarkija !!!

      Il-vera purcinell int Franco !!!

  • tony
    Posted at 10:27h, 01 November

    dear franco ” john gotti played chess and he lost because sammy the bull was a wiser man. your playing chess with peppe & mario this two will be in command of the pn. if simon is a genius i dont know. they pushing him we know that but mario will win peppe under boss and simon will be a soldier. thats what i think. few days ago i thought simon will win but today is today. cause of politics be cooool

  • Nuffata
    Posted at 09:25h, 01 November

    You have stated that the tandem Eddie/Guido was a formidable one as it represented a wide spectrum of voters ie conservatives and liberals. I agree but then you spoil it all by throwing in the name of Beppe. So, using your own argument, how could the tandem Beppe/Gonzi work? Didn’t they BOTH vote against the divorce bill? Don’t they both represent the conservative wing of the PN? So why was the name of Beppe floated? Just asking!

  • Nuffata
    Posted at 08:07h, 01 November

    I was wondering whether the name of Beppe is a misprint or not.

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 18:40h, 01 November

      Yes, maybe Dr Debono borrowed Alfred Sant’s computer.

  • Alouette III
    Posted at 23:25h, 31 October

    Count Down

    Ghandna parlament mill-aqwa
    iehor iprem qed nibnuh
    dana zgur se jkollna bzonnu
    godda se jkunu l ucuh

    Kull hadd jaf min jghix hawn Malta
    l-parlament sar talking shop
    qeghdin jibzghu jiehdu voti
    ghaliex ghandna il-gvern zopp

    Paroli kull x hin jiltaqghu
    bhalma jsir fuq iz-zuntier
    qishom qed jikkuncertawhom
    biex jindaqq fuq il-plancier

    Anke shabu jafu f qalbhom
    li qed jghaddihom biz-zmien
    ghandna gvern tat-trikki trakki
    u mhu se jasal imkien !

  • Paladin
    Posted at 23:24h, 31 October

    Ara vera puppant int Franco !!! Filli tohodha qatta bla habel kontra Gonzi u tghidlu Hitler, u kontra Beppe Fenech Adami, insultajtu kemm flaht, u filli f’daqqa wahda hrigt tfahharhom, u tghid li Beppe huwa validu ghal Deputy Leader !! Ara vera purcinell int !! Mhux ta b’xejn il-gudikatura f’Malta tinsab fi stat medjokri…meta toqghod tqis li wiehed mill-ahjar avukati kriminali f’pajjizna huwa int !!! L-anqas taf tispelliha l-kelma ‘Principji’ int !!!

  • Thorny
    Posted at 22:28h, 31 October

    SKUZANI FTIT Franco, Beppe Fenech Adami l’istess Beppe Fenech Adami li int ghedt li gideb GIDEB FAHXI fuqek kif Missieru L’Emeritus tal-Gideb Eddie GIDEB GIDEB FAHXI fuq Dr. Alfred Sant fil -program “Sibt il-Punt” ta’ Manwel Micallef ????

    DAN Beppe Fenech Adami tarah “material ” ghal Vici Kap tal-PN?????? Jien bhala “materjal” biss narah, FULL STOP!

    • ix-xewka
      Posted at 22:59h, 31 October

      ezatt Thorny ezatt. Dan Franco bla direzjoni jidher! u bla principju, jekk qed nifhem sew dan l’artiklu.

    • Edgarr Toti
      Posted at 01:06h, 01 November

      Who Is The Liberal One From All Those You Mentioned Franco ? Their All Just Yes Sir Men . Im Very Sorry But I Don’t Agree With This View You Have . On The Other Hand The One Who Will Be Chossen As Deputy Leader Is Going To Be An Accomplice To The Gonzi pn Heaviest Deafeat Ever In The Next General Election . May Got Help The Poor Son Of A Gun LoL . We The True Nationalists Want Our Party Back And As John Dally Recently Said On TV That This Is Not Our Nationalist Party And I Full Agree .

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 18:41h, 01 November

      Strange how all you people have deserted the comments board at Malta Today and flocked here en masse.

      Can’t do two things at once, clearly.

  • Osservatur 2
    Posted at 22:21h, 31 October

    Imma le ta Franco, possibli qieghed temmen li dawn se jtuk ic cans li tihaq Deputy ara kemm hemm minnhom li qeghdin jitbissmu, u huwa dawn anqas irriduk bhalha kanditat fuq il hames distrett let alone as a Deputy. Mur ara xi gwerra tqum kieku jtuk cans……… kemm hemm Ministri u Membri Parlamentari li int kellek il hila li tikkritikhom ghax xoghol hazin li wettqu, u xi nghidu ghal klikka tal kardinal eh, tahseb li se thallik tidhol fl’ghalqa.
    Fl”oppinjoni umli tieghi, nahseb qieghed tohlom b’ghajnejk miftuhin !!!! Qabel tiehu decizjoni ahsibha sewwa, ghax jaf ikun tard wisq ghar reputation tieghek.

  • Jolly Joker
    Posted at 22:03h, 31 October

    Oct 31, 2012 @ 07:47:46

    Bongu Franco u kull blogger ta dan is-sit( hux Nazzjonalist , Laburist , Alternativa , faxxist jew kommunist ) ”

    X’ghandek kontra l’ATEJI, ja bicca ta’ razzist bigotta intolleranti? Ghal GRAZZJA T’ ALLA, , anke ATEJI jezistu, f’din is-socjeta multikulturali taghna.

    • Francist
      Posted at 22:39h, 31 October


  • Franko u Cicco
    Posted at 21:55h, 31 October

    Il-PN jaqbillu jtella lil Franco bhala vici. B’hekk ikun cert li wara l-elezzjoni ma jkunx hemm inkwiet biex terga issir votazzjoni ohra ghal vici, peress li Franco se jibqa l-art fl-elezzjoni li jmiss.

  • Zeppi
    Posted at 21:54h, 31 October

    Dear Franco,

    You are saying nothing so how these people got this info? Is this a hearsay or just lies?

    I would be happy to see as a deputy leader if the PN but I am sure that this would not happen. They will let you contest and them they choose the already chosen one. After this episode the budget vote, you will not vote in favour of the budget as you said many times and then they abuse you, because you where not chosen as a deputy leader.

    In my opinion there is no person in the world that can advise you in this circumstance because you should do what ever you feel the best to do.

    Just a hint: please remember what happened to Dalli and Galea when contested the chosen one……

    While I wait to see what your next move is before comment on hearsay, I wish you goodluck to what ever you do. Please be aware you have followers like, we admire every wise step you make don’t loose any. My only hope till today for this country is you and others which I already mentioned in previous posts.



    • Francist
      Posted at 22:35h, 31 October

      Your true and faithful followers trust your decisions Franco.You ve always been consistent and I cant understad what s the panic and accusations.
      People are so fickle,and easily swayed to doubt you.
      The wise ones,know that you re leadership material. Time will tella,and I m very hopefull for a better future,just because of you.

      • Chinese Jar
        Posted at 23:22h, 31 October


        • Francist
          Posted at 08:41h, 01 November

          Late night celebrating halloween….,jar?
          Its a witchs fiesta!

          • Jolly Joker
            Posted at 15:35h, 01 November

            Witches , warlocks and their familiars having a bash up at Bidnija I guess, with the Bodbod in attendance.
            Min jaf kemm ghamlu ciribedudi fuq Franco, Tonio u Mario.

  • ganni
    Posted at 21:49h, 31 October

    il partit nazzjonalista huwa demokratiku u l bieb ghadu miftuh il partit hadha ma franco mhux ghal ideat imma l mod kif wassal il messagg , jien naqbel li franco jkun vici kap ghala le nahseb ghandu aktar kredenzjali aktar min tony abela u anglu spettore farrugia,jek nigu f dan tony abela ma telqux u ikkritikah il partit laburista ohhh sorry il moviment issa .

    • mario farrugia
      Posted at 00:46h, 01 November

      Gan, tpeclaqx ….

  • furjaniz
    Posted at 21:42h, 31 October

    Dr. Franco issa ieqaf please ghax sturdejt nigri warajk nipprova nifhem ezattament xi trid. Filli naha filli naha ohra. Iddecidi man.

  • Frederick Borg
    Posted at 21:21h, 31 October

    What a disappointment.You seem to be mellowing down all of a sudden.Don’t know why the sudden change of heart.Seems like the Nats are no longer composed of an evil clique. You’ll be telling us next that Austin Gatt is the greatest minister that Malta ever had. I will simply remove this blog from my favourites i.e. I will not bother to read it anymore. I honestly think you deserve a place in the evil clique because you’re simply as manipulative as they are.

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 23:24h, 31 October

      Frederick Borg, and are you not manipulative too? Here you are, encouraging Dr Debono to cause further trouble because it pleases you and your Labour Party while it serves only to damage him. What does he stand to gain from fulfilling your Labour wishes? Nothing. Perhaps he’s woken up to that.

  • Malta qum
    Posted at 20:55h, 31 October

    Il festa tajba lis shahar kolla bilhaq.:))

    • pg
      Posted at 23:55h, 31 October

      l’irgulija fil kelma qeda u mhux fl’azzjioni.nispera issa li ma tkunx vera il pappagal taghom

  • Malta qum
    Posted at 20:52h, 31 October

    Ara x tamel issa dottore idhol bejn il basla u qoxrita,,,,,,,,,,zgur li titlef il kreddibilta kolla ……ghal l anqas fuq li ilek tghid ibqa konsistenti….b mod sottili imma determinat li dak li qatt qallu l istess avukat…….issa difficli li l affarijiet ma ikunux kosmetici f daqsekk qasir zmien…………thallix in nies issemuk ghal redikolu imma halli in nies isemhuk ghal kuragg li urejt ………fl ahhar mil ahhar l ghazla f idejk izda il kliem int qadtu u nahseb hadt ma poggiehuluk f halqek……kun konsistenti ……. dment li AG jibqa jokkupa is siggu fil kabinett jien ………………..jew mal poplu jew ma………………int taf. Melgio un gionata da leone che un vita da…………..

  • Don Quixot
    Posted at 20:51h, 31 October

    You have dug yousrself into a hole
    All that is left is to cover yourself.
    Rise Impossible.

  • Cynical intelligence
    Posted at 20:42h, 31 October

    Eddie….Guido…..just read Sabotage is suspected by john baker white in 1957 and you will understand the roots. Very small sentence but very large picture.

    • Ninu iz zurrieqi
      Posted at 21:17h, 31 October

      “In this exciting book, John Baker White, author of The Big Lie, descibes some of the famous cases that carried the newsflash “Sabatage is Suspected” The burning, on her maiden voyage, of the French liner L’Atlantique.The link between IRA in Britain and EOKA in Cyprus. The blowing-up of the Kind David Hotel in Jerusalem. These are but a few. Her is the grim record and startling, of a man marked down in the Gestapo’s files as “Very Dangerous”

      • Chinese Jar
        Posted at 23:26h, 31 October

        Your lot love a good conspiracy theory, don’t you. It makes life more interesting.

        • Cynical intelligence
          Posted at 22:30h, 01 November

          I am afraid it is not about conspiracy theories…….it is a record…..like many records about Malta in the 50s, which where strewn around St. Paul’s Bay. Left to be taken by the wind and the sea. Part of Malta’s recent history has been thrown away. One of those concerned just passed away recently.
          At times in life, it is not thought of a conspiracy theory but the snowballing can turn it into one. It just stops being a theory!!

          • Cynical intelligence
            Posted at 22:32h, 01 November

            PS. Chinese Jar keep your day job.

    Posted at 20:08h, 31 October


    I admire your use of the Maltese language and your clear thinking in this post. I agree with most of what you have written although you are too hard on Dolores Cristina.
    If I had a say in any way regarding the choice of Deputy Leader for the NP I certainly would not consider Beppe Fenech Adami. If Austin Gatt is deemed to be arrogant BFA comes across as being even more so. Iwould go as far as to say he can be churlish. He seems to enjoy throwing his (considerable) weight around too. I would opt for Mario Demarco. He is generally calm and measured in his dealings, urbane, likes people, is intelligent and seems to be doing well in tourism at a time when the general climate is not in his favour. Un simpaticone like the rest of the family.

    • Don Quixot
      Posted at 20:56h, 31 October

      What Maltes language? This post was in the English language!

      • Fido
        Posted at 22:07h, 31 October

        @ Don Qixote;
        Hallijha tghid lil dik it-tigiega. Probabbli diga qed ticcelebra il-vittorja ta Joey bix-xampanja tal Lidl.
        Dik qed tfahhar lil Mario Demarco halli forsi jibghatilha l invit complementary ghal xi reception li behsiebu jaghmel issa li waslet l elezzjoni.

        • Chinese Jar
          Posted at 23:30h, 31 October

          Fido, it’s actually because Mrs Benoit, like many other Laburisti, thinks of the de Marcos as sort of honorary Labour people.

          Strange, but true.

        • Trick or Treat
          Posted at 01:02h, 01 November

          @ Fido

          1. Point of order(!): Lidl stock various types of prosecco, definitely not champagne.

          2. There are genuine and respectable people around who do not expect anything materialistic in return for spoken kind words or deeds. Unfortunately it seems that you haven’t met any of the like.

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 23:29h, 31 October

      Exactly why is the deputy leadership of the Nationalist Party of interest to you, Mrs Benoit? You vote Labour.

      I would have thought you’d have your work cut out telling us what you think of YOUR deputy leaders, the urbane and charming Anglu Farrugia and the simpaticone Toni Abela.

  • Alouette III
    Posted at 20:08h, 31 October

    Hatra ta vici-kap

    Hi, xi dwejjaq fikom kollha
    jien lanqas naraha pika
    ghax jekk Franco irid johrog
    ghandu kull dritt japplika

    Missek tiftah naqra mohhok
    zgur mhumiex se jahfruhielek
    dik karrotta quddiem wiccek
    biex inti jerga jibdielek

    Jekk jghidux lil kunsilliera
    biex lil Franco iwarrbuh
    dika hija xi hag ohra
    mint x tinduna ja bahbuh

    Insejt li Mario Felice
    u Stanley siehbu it-tabib
    malli tghaddi l-votazzjoni
    tghid sew kont ghidtli ja habib !

  • ix-xewka
    Posted at 19:26h, 31 October

    Is this a U-turn Franco?!

    Are you going back with the “Evil” empire?! have they suddenly become democractis again?!

  • Floydist
    Posted at 19:21h, 31 October

    Who was born in a house full of pain.
    Who was trained not to spit in the fan.
    Who was told what to do by the man.
    Who was broken by trained personnel.

    Who was fitted with collar and chain.
    Who was given a pat on the back
    Who was breaking away from the pack.
    Who was only a stranger at home.

    Who was ground down in the end.
    Who was found dead on the phone.
    Who was dragged down by the stone.

  • Joe Vella
    Posted at 19:19h, 31 October

    fuq dak ilblokk li ma taqra qat ed jejdu li se tohrog al vici kap hali issir parti mil klika talhazen
    Lilla says:
    OCTOBER 31, 2012 AT 5:07 PM
    Oh what a surpirse.
    So Franco Debono wants to be part of the oligarchy, part of the “evil clique”.
    Well, he must adhere to the adage “If you can’t beat them, join them.”

  • Vigilant
    Posted at 19:13h, 31 October

    Hey Franco, have you forgotten the Partit Demokratiku Nazzjonalista?
    It is not just a matter of Austin Gatt, or this or that person resigning. The Whole Oligarchy must be disbanded.
    The Way Forward:
    1)We must make sure that GonziPN get a trashing defeated in the coming election.
    2) When in opposition work should start separating the Wheat from the Chaff and the formation of Il-Partit Demokratiku Nazzjonalista il-PDN.
    3) In five years time the Partit Demokratiku Nazzjonalista would have had ample time to organize itself into a DECOROUS party ready to Govern for the Common Good, rather than what we have at the moment a government for the interests of the Oligarchy!

    There is no other way; There is no other way.

    • mario farrugia
      Posted at 00:51h, 01 November


      • Francist
        Posted at 08:29h, 01 November

        There is no other way.I agree.

  • L-Ghawdxi
    Posted at 18:52h, 31 October

    Kemm hawn qarreja ta’ din ilblog tiegħek li qed jeħduha bi kbira li inti rattabt ftit it-ton tiegħek!!! Unbelievable!! Lanqas riedu jużawk ukoll tal-PL. Dawk ipokriti kienu u ipokriti ghadhom!

    • Fullstop
      Posted at 19:26h, 31 October

      @ L-Ghawdxi
      Kemm sejjer imqarraq habib jekk qed tahseb li l-kritika li kien qed jaghmel Franco kienet ghasel ghall-Laburist BISS, kemm sejjer hazin. L-unici Nazzjonalisti li huma passivi ghal kif mixjien l-affarijiet bhalissa huma dawk li qed ippapuwa tajjeb u jridu jghamlu cert li jibqaghu………. jekk jigik il-kappell ilbsu!

  • il-Bully
    Posted at 18:44h, 31 October

    Dr. Franco Debono
    Please remember the cartoons that Prava Times used to post to make fun; remember the direct confrontation; remember the skalda; remember the policeman near your door protection you from whom?; remember that others before you when squeezed and used like lemon were dumped; remember Dr. Tabone nicknamed ‘Always Against’ made president soas he was waved good by; other like Dr. Galea, Dr. Borg, Mr. Dalli, and others; remember all those who stood up now they are gone.
    Take advise and ask do these people need you so badly because they are loosing in the polls or because they really believe in change?
    This party is no different than the alternative, trying to get anyone on board hoping for power be they Muslim or opportunists as we see every Sunday sitting behind Joseph for his Sunday Service.
    What every you decide I for one wish you the best my friend. Although deep inside I say there goes my hope.
    I will still not vote P.N. this time.

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 23:34h, 31 October

      Did you ever vote PN? I doubt it. Your appeals to Dr Debono’s worse nature are quite pathetic. And desperate.

    • ninnu
      Posted at 23:37h, 31 October

      il Bully…………. I will still not vote P.N. this time…………….. you never did.

  • Semas
    Posted at 18:36h, 31 October

    Three simple questions to Hon Dr Franco Debono MP –

    (1) Why do you state that the John Dalli episode is a closed issue from a political point of view? Are you repeating someone else’s statements?
    (2) What is your candid opinion on Dr Beppe Fenech Adami MP as a potential candidate for the PN’s vacant post of Deputy Leader?
    (3) Why is it that many of those posting on this blog have this idea that you will not vote against the next budget bill when put forward, actually you may vote in favour?

    I genuinely believe that your readers ought to have an honest reply from your end, given the endless warnings and accusations you have been feeding your readers with during the last weeks.

    Thank you.

  • Uti, non Abuti
    Posted at 18:28h, 31 October

    Too little too late. The PN party I know, dont exist anymore. For my whole family the PN is dead.

    • pg
      Posted at 00:01h, 01 November

      bhala avukat nahseb li inti inteligenti u mhux pupazz tal klikka inkella inti taghmel parti mill klikka ta hazen u zgur li tal hames distrett ma jahfrulek qatt

  • Fullstop
    Posted at 17:23h, 31 October

    Possibli Franco?

    Possibli Franco ghadek tixtieq taghmel parti minn dan il-Partit skadut? Possibli meta tkun mistoqsi jekk hux se tikkontesta l-elezzjoni ghad-deputy leader tghid, “no comment” flok LE? Possibli fuq il-vot rigward il-budget jigi meta jigi, se tibdel li kont ilek tghidilna dawn l-ahhar gimghat? Possibli wara xhur ta’ kritika fuq materji li qed ihoss il-poplu kontijiet tad-dawl u ilma, BWSC, waiting lists, Arriva, gustizzja etc….etc… tahseb li deputy leader gdid se jsolvi kollox f’dawn l-ahhar granet qabel elezzjoni?

    Kullmin bhali humiex Nazzjonalisti , Laburisti jew sejhilhom li trid, li raw xaqq ta’dawl li hemm xi hadd qed jitkellem l-ghadab taghhom,nahseb jixraqlu twegiba!

    • Fullstop
      Posted at 17:58h, 31 October

      Nixtieq li jkun dan il-blog stess fejn taghti twegiba Franco ghall-mistoqsija tieghi u ta’ hafna. Ghalkemm bil-kritika tieghek ma kontx se ssir Ministru jew Prim Ministru, PERO hawn taht ghandek paragrafu zghir li jurik ghal minn kont qed taghmel id-difiza tieghek Franco. Fost hafna ghal dawn kont qed titkellem Franco:

      Over 23,000 patients were on the national health service’s waiting list for operations and interventions as of 9 October 2012. The figures, revealed by health minister Joe Cassar, only include the cardiology, orthopaedic and ophthalmology departments.

    • mario farrugia
      Posted at 00:55h, 01 November


  • Louis
    Posted at 17:13h, 31 October

    going to contest?

  • Kahlan konvint
    Posted at 17:05h, 31 October

    Qed tara Franco, qed tara kif dejjem kelli ragun? Innotajt id-diskors ta certu nies hawn taht li s-soltu dejjem jifirhulek b’kull mossa li taghmel? (u jkomplu jinstigawk!!)

    Jien xorta nemmen li dak li ilek tghid li se taghmel, taghmlu, pero mid dehra, ghax int biddilt daqxejn it-ton u anke semmejt lill-PL b’mod li m’ghogobx lill-certu nies, l-istess nies li is-soltu qishom sudditi tieghek, biddlu it-ton ukoll….imma mhux ton ferriehi!!

    Enough said…

  • Anthony Farrugia
    Posted at 16:47h, 31 October

    Doesn’t anybody clearly notice that after all this ferocious campaign Dr.DeBono is back within the ranks????

    For Heaven’s sake! Forget the elections. They will happen in their own time. In the meantime, after months of being “il paladin tad demokrazija” hon. Debono is back in line. Mark my words!!

    Looking back at these blog posts I don’t know whether to laugh or cry! I was actually one of those losers who believed you were for real!

    How sad.

      Posted at 17:51h, 31 October

      Franco I do not agree with your sop to Beppe. Reconciliation??

      • Eddy Privitera
        Posted at 21:22h, 31 October

        Beppe Fenech Adami, lanqas bhala avukat ma fih stoffa. Ahseb u ara bhala xi mexxej tal-futur !!!

        • Malallu
          Posted at 06:58h, 01 November

          Joseph tieghek fiex fih stoffa? Ghidilna Eddie!

      Posted at 17:55h, 31 October

      So what if he is back within the ranks. Are we really interested in who wins an election or the future of our Country? Will he be able to clean the mess there is? Will he make the power station work? Will Arriva work? Will he clear the Five Billion Euro loans we have in our names? Will Mater Dei work better?

      If he is …… then please elect him Leader/Prime Minister/ Archbishop/ Pope !

      • Veritier
        Posted at 18:56h, 31 October

        I’m with you all the way on this one.

        Agreed and carried. Forget the nem con crap. Our two votes are enough.

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 23:35h, 31 October

      Anthony Farrugia, losers always vote Labour, whether they believe Dr Debono or not.

  • Don Quixot
    Posted at 16:39h, 31 October

    Ara qies li tipprezenta ir – rizultat tat iic flimkien mal – applikazzjoni!!

  • Fish and chips
    Posted at 16:32h, 31 October

    I agree with you on this one Franco . Well said.

  • Du Du
    Posted at 16:32h, 31 October

    Hi Franco,

    are you suggesting that you might be a good VP?
    Is it possible that you are associating yourself with Dr Demarco and calling yourself ‘LIBERAL’ ?

  • lawrence
    Posted at 16:25h, 31 October

    I think that this is going to be a bad idea to nominate a deputy now who said that Dr Borg is going to be accepted as a commisioner 2 if someone with good sens and realy knows how to do politics will leave this post vacant untill the election will past these nominations are are so sensitve that might create a bit of hate remember when John Dalli contested for leadership what happened he ended out of gonzi’s program and beside all this if i was not mistaken Dr Debono you said you where out of the party cause you resigned so i can’t see you contesting this post for now even if your still a member you made to much enemies in the party and for those that you mentioned i thing that if you really mean it that you want new blood in the party you have to skip them all and start looking at new faces this is my opinion hope you respact it

  • Spiro the dragon
    Posted at 16:20h, 31 October

    Beppe bhala deputy? Mamma mia mill- hazin ghal- ghar. Bniedem intelligenti, pero tinsix li l- politiku xoghlu jbiegh l ideat, jwassal l messagg, jillumina lin nies u fuq kollox ibiegh lilu n nifsu bhala bniedem li qieghed hemm ghalik u ghal serhan ta mohhok.

    Huwa bniedem konfrontattiv, l karizma mhux l forte tieghu u ma narahx bhala kelliem fil publiku.

    L ahhar darba li rajtu fuq t tv smajtu jghid li jghamel l homework sew filwaqt li beda jxejjer n notebook, qieghed nimmagina l ewwel meeting fuq l fosos bil writing pad f id u l micrphone f id ohra.

    Chris said ghadni qatt ma rajtu johrog b inizjattiva aparti tat tunnel ghax tikoncernah dirett u biex jigbed l voti ta l ghawdxin i.e. (forsi xi darba jghaddi l giovanna). l bqija hlief jghid li wettaq jew se jwettaq dak li l mlp jiproponu ma ghamilx (IVF u tas sigurta ghal nies anqas ixurtjati minna).

    Robert Arrigo. Service station jghamel l punctures se jkun. Nesa l kritika lil partit? Ma nahsibx li se jahfrulu jien bhal ma hafrux lil Franco.

    Simon mhux se jkun spalla ghal hadd, simon rikonnoxxut bhala bniedem kbir fil pn u mhux oportun li persuna affadabli li jista jiprometti bhala leader fil futur ikun parti min disfatta. ghalkemm nahseb li simon postu l ewropa u mhux fil fliskatur ta malta

    david agius lanqas loghba basket ball mhu kapaci jmexxi ahseb u ara. aktar narah bhala invigilator jien, hadd ma jikkopja zgur zgur.

    mario demarco ikun leader kbir. assertiv, jissetja targets u jilhaqom. wiehed mil ftit ministri ta success. Tohrogx demarco, stenna l elezzjoni u wara terbah hands down (simon komdu fejn qieghed, mhux se jikkontestak).

    Jason ministru kbir u ghad ikun akbar. ghadnu track record, habriki, umli, spokesman tajjeb u ghandu karattru tal genn. Jinzel fil livell tan nies, jivvintom l inizjattivi biex ikabbar liz zghar.

    insejt lil dolores habib. l ministru tal frejjeg, aktar minestra nsomma milli ministru.

    Gonzi ried ikun 1 man show (GONZIPN). mela mhux deputy ghandu bzonn imma mummja. min lest li jkun mummja tat TITANIC???????????????? min se jirriskja l karriera politika tieghu? ghax ma jghamlux bicca xoghol (gonzi jikkontesta ghal deputy u Austin johrog mil mohba u jihu r role li qiegehd jghamel min wara l kwinti, mbghad stenna l elezjoni sur austin u tista tghamel PIPI kemm trid)

    Nohlom li nara l partit mibdul. Viva l PN, Le ghal dejjem ghal GONZIPN. Le ghat tiranija, le ghac cahda tal liberta tal espressjoni, le ghal influwenza tal knisja. rridu lil xi hadd li lil knisja jzomma f posta, li jkun kapaci jahseb ghal minoranzi u jihu decizjonijiet li mhux popolari imma ta gid ghal dan n nazzjon.

    • Veritier
      Posted at 17:52h, 31 October

      Post interessanti u bis-sens. Naqbel ma’ ħafna milli qed tgħid.

      Imma fl-aħħar għaxxaqtha ħabib. “Le ghat tiranija, le ghac cahda tal liberta tal espressjoni” – dawn mnejn qlajthom?

      • Spiro the dragon
        Posted at 12:07h, 01 November

        dawn huma attribwiti ghal fatt li lil Franco gabuh isu kriminal bil puluzija wara l bieb, keccewh, u zebilhuh u ghajruh mignun.

        Taf xix l partit l iehor kellu l inkwiet ma debono grech kif beda l legislatura, ma adrian u marie loise coleiro preca aktar tard u minjaf kemm aktar ma jidhrux, imma b xi mod irrangawu ma komplewx idahqu n nies bijom. Din l istorja qatt ma frat qabel fil partit, dejjem kien hemm mi izomm l membri flimkien,

        Ghala ma tahsibx li l leadership ghandu jinbidel jigifieri? Jien mija fil mija konvint li jinbidel l leadership u f 5 snin nihdu postna hands down.

        leader li jmexxi u mhux jitmexxi.

        ezempju, Gonzi ghandu familjari fil bidlife, tahseb li ma kienx biased fid decizjonijit tieghu rigward l kacca? personalment ma naqbilx mal kacca pero l opinjoni tieghi mhijix tal prim ministru imma ta persuna normali minghajr ebda influwenza. Jien nahseb l mod ta kif l kacca u l insib gew regolati kien eccessiv u kellu jsir b mod gradwali ghax hek tlifna xebgha voti.

        • Veritier
          Posted at 19:29h, 01 November

          Biex nirrispondi l-mistoqsijiet tiegħek:

          Iva, naħseb li l-leadership għandu jinbidel.

          Meta tittieħed deċiżjoni, kulħadd jivvinta t-tejorija tiegħu għaliex ittieħdet dik id-deċiżjoni. U speċjalment fil-każ ta’ delizzju ta’ nies appassjonati bħalma hu dak tal-kaċċa, il-probabbiltà li dik it-tejorija tkun ibbażata fuq fatti u ħsieb razzjonali hi żgħira mmens.

          M’inix ħa nargumenta fuq kaċċa għal dik ir-raġuni.

          Jekk dak li ġara lil Dr Debono issejjaħlu tiranija u ċaħda tal-libertà tal-espressjoni, allura m’għadx baqgħalna xi ngħidu. Jien ma nħobbx infajjar diskors bl-addoċċ. Qabel ma ngħid xi ħaġa, inkun ċert li dak li ngħid għallanqas inkun ċert li naf xi jfisser.


    • ninnu
      Posted at 23:52h, 31 October

      What about Joseph ta Burmarrad? Jew Spiro the dragon.

      • Spiro the dragon
        Posted at 11:52h, 01 November

        Ninnu jien ma jinteressanix min Joseph, Jien mil partit tieghi jinteressani. jien nammira l entuzjazmu kbir tad deputat franco debono u minflok inghata spazju intrema. Fuq Joseph ma nista nikkummenta xejn ghax ghadu ma qal xejn loll. la jitkellem nibda naqlalu left right and centre.

  • floater
    Posted at 15:51h, 31 October

    illum xi uhud jilghabuwa tal-konservattivi u imbad issibhom qeghdin jghixu hajja liberali….

  • Suarez
    Posted at 15:39h, 31 October

    NOFS VERITA AGHAR MINN GIDBA. Was this person referring to the phrase “Mhux se nappogja lill-gvern”

  • josephine
    Posted at 15:36h, 31 October

    Ghaziz Franco,

    jekk joghgbok inti biss tista’ ssalvana lilna l-owners tal-hwienet iz-zghar li niddependu fuq il-ftit business li jiggenera l-milied.

    Jekk jipprezenta l-budget fil-bidu tal-milied ha jgerfxilna l-festi. ISSA huwa l-ahhar cans biex thabbar li m’ghadekx taghti appogg lil gvern u li lest tivvota kontra GonziPN anke f’mozzjoni ta’ sfiducja. Halli din il-mozzjoni titressaq malajr kemm jista’ jkun u GonziPN iwarrab illum qabel ghada, ghax ha jkompli jaghmel disastru.

    Forsi issa ghall-laburisti ssirx elezzjoni issa jew waqt il-milied ma jaghmillomx wisq differenza (kustjoni ta’ ftit gimghat u qed jirragunaw li issa fejn ilhom ikomplu jistennew naqr’ohra)

    Pero’ ghalina tal-hwienet taghmel differenza kbira hafna.

    Nitolbok mill-qalb Franco, nehhih minn hemm issa. tibzax minnu, dan wara l-elezzjoni se jitkisser kompletament u se jduru ghalih shabu stess!

    Ma nafx jekk qattx smajtu dak il-proverbju ciniz…

    Meta jkun hemm bidwi li jibda jaqbad hafna grieden go tank tal-hadid li ma jkunux jistghu jaharbu minnu… u t-tifel tieghu isaqsih, jghidlu x’se naghmlu bihom issa papa? xl-ahjar naharquhom jew nitfughom il-bahar? Imma l-missier kien jaf li jekk icaqlaq it-tank jista’ jahrab xi gurdien u jigdmu, ghalhekk l-missier jghidlu “le issa ma rridu naghmlu xejn hlief inhalluhom hemm u fi ftit granet jibdew jieklu lil xulxin u nehilsu minnhom helu helu kollha!”

    Naqra makabra l-istorja vera… imma hekk se jigrilom tal-klikka kollha wara l-elezzjoni wiehed jiekol lil iehor sakemm jispiccaw fix-xejn! u inti tispicca iktar b’sahhtek minn qatt qabel… hemmhekk ghandek tiehu l-okkazzjoni u tohrog ghall-elezzjoni tal-Ewropa.

    Qed nghid l-elezzjoni tal-ewropa ghax hemm mhux biss ghandek cans tajjeb li titla (meta thares lejn il-kandidati medjokri kollha l-ohra!) inti se tkun tispikka fosthom. Izda ghandek cans titla ghax is-sistema mhux kontrik (ghal-kuntrarju ta’ dik tal-parlament malti fejn l-ebda kandidat indipendenti m’ghandu cans jitla)

    punt iehor importanti hu li inti mill-unjoni ewropea tista’ taghmel bidliet kbar f’Malta ghax kapaci timxi ….u nasal nghid ukoll li kapaci taghmel bidliet fl-ewropa nnifisha stess.

    Inti bniedem li kapaci ccaqlaq l-affarijiet mis-sisien.

    Mela isma minni u tibzax, kun kuragguz ghax il-poplu jiftakar lin-nies li helsuh mill-jasar u mid-dittaturi u jibqa jiftakar l-eroj u mhux in-nies bezzieghha!

    inti ghandek demm ta’ eroj go fik, huwa ovvju

    Nehhih minn hemm illum qabel ghada. Inti biss tista’ ssalvana.


    • Kahlan konvint
      Posted at 17:19h, 31 October

      Il-messagg tieghel qallghani “Josephine” (jekk vera jismek hekk). Taparsi trid li Franco iserrahlek rasek habba il-festi tal-Milied u l-kummerc li jgiblek mieghu!

      Il-verita’ hi li tridu jaghmel dak li TIXTIEQ INT biex il-partit tieghek jitla fil-gvern….u jkun l-ewwel partit fl-istorja li jkun rebah il-gvern minghajr programm elettorali…..!

      B’min tahseb li qed tghaddi iz-zmien??

      • Anzjan
        Posted at 20:29h, 31 October

        Kahlan Konvint – bhas-soltu spiccajt tghid il-hmerijiet. Min qallek li l-PL mhux se jkollu programm elettorali? Mela iss qed taqra l-futur ikoll? Hallina!

        • Kahlan konvint
          Posted at 11:15h, 01 November

          Anzjan…bhas soltu dejjem tiddeffes…..

          Fejnhu l-programm, jew il-famuz ‘road map’? Fuq xiex se jiggudika il-poplu? Ghalfejn din l-omerta’ kollha?

          Nispera li ic-cucati li qalu s’issa helena dalli, silvio parnis u gino cauchi m’humiex parti minnu!!!

          • Red Ruby
            Posted at 20:26h, 01 November

            Biss biss minn meta jhabbar elezzjoni sa meta ssir irid ikun hemm sitt gimghat jidhirli.
            So, Joseph ghandu cans jghidilna l-proposti tieghu!
            Ehe u jispjegalna r-road map u vera ghandu bzonnha l-mappa daqs kemm hawn issues bhalissa, dejjem tisma’ wahda gdida! Power station, St Philips, JOhn Dalli, kontijiet tad-dawl u ilma, gholi tal-hajja, xoghol prekarju……

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 23:37h, 31 October

      Josephine, toghgobni wisq, din tal-ex PN. Ghaliex ma tghidx ‘Josephine, Laburista’?

    • ninnu
      Posted at 00:02h, 01 November

      Franco ,ghogbitni tar-rix. L-istess niesli tant heggewk biex twaqqa l-gvern issa qedin jinkorragguk biex tohrog ghal deputat kap. Qed tara kemm ihobbuk!

  • vox popolo
    Posted at 15:25h, 31 October

    Dawk imsemmija fil-lista ta’ hawn fuq ma nara ebda wiehed
    validu, li jista jkun successur ta’ Dr.Gonzi, ghalissa bhal Vici
    Robert Arrigo; igib dawk voti kollha qatt ma gie kkonsidrat
    bhala Ministru, jidher li hemm xi problema.
    David Aguis; Bla ebda sugu ta’ xejn, hlief li jhobb jikkopja.
    Beppi Fenech
    Adami; Dan fejn hu l’gherf tieghu, dan ghaliex iben Eddie
    ex Prim. Ministru u ex President ta’ Malta?
    Mario Demarco; Dan l-istess iben ex-President ta’ Malta,
    jaf jghodd it-turisti u ma jafx jghodd jekk
    il-Gvern ghandhux maggoranza fil-Parlament
    Chris.Said; Ghawdxi, ga qal Gonzi li Ghawdex huwa tal-PN
    mela jkun specci ta’ Prim Ministru ta’ Ghawdex,
    Giovanna Debono Ministru ta’ Ghawdex, holl
    xaghrek u gib iz-zejt, il-pika ta’ bejniethom?
    Simon Busuttil; Ftit tista tghid ghalissa fuqu, ghalkemm nies
    ta’ ilsien hazina, jghidu li jista jkolli xi nkwiet
    aktar il’quddiem.Nipprefferi noqghod il-boghod.
    Jason Azzopardi; Is-Self Employed m’humiex kuntenti bih.
    hu ga qal kuntent fil-Ministeru tieghu.

    Wara li tajna titwila fuq kull wiehed minnhom, ma jistax ikun li,
    il-post jibqa battal.
    Ikun floku jekk l-ezukuttiv tal-PN, idur fuq kull delegat, u jarbel
    sewwa jekk fosthom hemmx bniedem, li jista jkun kompettenti
    li jiehu din il-kariga, ghall dawn l-ahhar gimghat li fadal ghall-

    • ninnu
      Posted at 00:05h, 01 November

      Vox popolo ………… insejt LILHEK barra.

      • vox popolo
        Posted at 10:36h, 01 November

        ninnu, tithajjar inti???

  • ix-xewka
    Posted at 15:24h, 31 October

    Franco – are you saying that you would be happy with Beppe Fenech Adami as Deputy?!

    that would be a news!

      Posted at 17:54h, 31 October

      See! I am not the only one! Chris and Mario would made good leading members when the time comes, but should absolutely not jump the gun. Same advice to you.

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 23:38h, 31 October

      “a news” – God help us.

  • A Believer
    Posted at 15:06h, 31 October

    Dahhaqtna haj.

    • Carpe diem bonsoir
      Posted at 15:23h, 31 October

      Franco, bir-rispett kollu la ma kontx kapaci tiehu l-carpe diem sa issa, nahseb li issa sirt irrelevanti u l-klikka mhi se tahfirlek qatt! Ara x’gara lil Dalli u ohrajn! Kont leadership material u you had a mind of your own, issa difficili terga tigi irriciklat ghax ghamlulek wisq hsara u int ukoll lilek innnifsek ukoll. Nixtieqlek il-gid u addio!

  • A Believer
    Posted at 15:05h, 31 October

    Eddie once said he is a Christian Democrat which means he is centre-right. I feel like Guido had much the same view. The PN was always very coherent and consistant. They are conservative as regards moral issues and civil rights however they tend to be liberal when it comes to economic issues. The most imporatnt that you don’t get elected as deputy leader.

  • Joseph Vassallo
    Posted at 14:52h, 31 October

    I think you should contest for the post of Deputy Leader! This will help the party to reconcile with those who have abondoned it.

    You can help bring change to accomodate your views. However, you must promise the councillors not to cause any further embarassment to the PN.

    The PN needs reconciliation and needs all views to be represented!

    Whoever does win, must influence the PM to commit himself that salaries for cabinet members will remain the same after the next elections and he must also find some way to reduce Water and Electricity bills!

    The PN deputy leader must take over the campaign. PM must be a first among equals but the PN cannot afford a presidential style campaign this time!

    This way I think the PN can reduce the gap in the polls!

    Franco, reconciliation must mean that both sides must give and take!

    Even you must give up certain things you insist upon!

    I believe that you can sell it to the Councillors, especially if you promise to vote in favour of budget, to be loyal and to try and bring change slowly and through the politics of persuasion!

    • Veritier
      Posted at 17:31h, 31 October

      “PM to commit himself that salaries for cabinet members will remain the same after the next elections”

      That’s one sure way of ensuring that technically qualified people will stay as far away from political office as possible.

      And heaven only knows how much this country needs technical people heading the various ministries.

      Why should anyone bother at the current salaries? Do we want responsible people in there, be constantly on their toes and perform well to justify their salary? Then the salaries have to reflect the fact that they have to drop their profitable profession and dedicate all their time to the country.

      Give them a good salary that reflects similar positions in the private sector, and pin the same conditions to this salary that come with a similar job in the private sector: perform well, or get the boot.

      Bil-karawett, qatta’ xadini tista’ tiġbor.

      • Joseph Vassallo
        Posted at 21:50h, 31 October

        Yes but PL, JPO, Franco and others have made a big fuss about these!

        • Veritier
          Posted at 22:26h, 31 October

          Well, as it happens, they’re half right to make the fuss.

          The PM should have been more open about the whole affair. He’d have had support from the right-minded people.

          The fact that it wasn’t all above board gave the PL one of the juiciest steaks they ever set their eyes on on a platinum platter, and they dived in and sucked it to the last drop of blood.

          But the PL never said they wouldn’t want a better salary when they’re in office; JM said he’ll set up a commission and then take it on from there.

          • Joseph Vassallo
            Posted at 10:10h, 01 November

            I agree with you but the overwhelming majority of people think that Joseph Muscat is against any increase in the Cabinet’s salaries!

            To win an election you need to convince the people! PL billboards are against any increase.

            If you were to ask the man in the street whether they are in favour of Ministers giving themselves an increase, I am sure most will say No!

            If you were to ask the man in the street whether they think that Joseph Muscat and the PL are in favour of an increase if recommended by a committee, they would answer No!

            Very few are aware that he is in favour of an increase in Ministers’ salaries but he was against the way it was introduced!

            Remember VAT in 1996! Sant had promised to remove VAT but when questioned by the Times whether he would also remove the audit trail he refused to reply! I understood then that he was going to remove VAT but he was not going to remove what the people wanted – the audit trail.

            This is similar deceit!

            Sant deceived the Maltese public in 1996. He did not remove the cash registers!

            Joseph Muscat is deceiving the public today on the honoraria increase!

            But the most important thing is that Joseph loves us!

          • Veritier
            Posted at 11:03h, 01 November

            You’re right.

            But the PN has put itself in a lose-lose situation on this. By not being fully transparent from the start, they lost all credibility regarding this issue, no matter how justified salary increases may be.

            It is all about image. Tainting that image is easy if you’re careless; making it seem worse is easier still; restoring it is the hard part.

            And when your credibility is suspect, it is almost impossible to convince people about the lack of credibility of the other side.

            Agħtini l-fama, u itfagħni l-baħar.

    Posted at 14:51h, 31 October

    The issue should go beyond the person and more into the way of doing politics. Primarily ” serve ” and not ” be served”.

    You state “be someone with whom thousands who left the party can identify themselves”. Sorry ta….u l-kumplament?

    I do not agree that “people who left the party ” are nationalist in nature. People who leave any party are what are commonly known as floaters, and we judge the circumstances not the faces.

    Case in point, Dr. Busuttil is said to take on the post. I cannot identify myself with Dr. Busuttil when he hailed the burden sharing project as, and I quote, ” The fact it will cater specifically for Malta speaks volumes about Malta’s success in persuading other EU countries on immigration “. What has happened since 2009? The burden sharing concept has been …………….(ma nafx x’gara, qatt ma smajt aktar fuq dan is-suggett), and as a consequence my Country/district is benefitting from a multi-cultural society, which I do not want, let alone vote for, and this is a major concern for many Maltese and tops all surveys. Rubbing salt into the wound, he will contest my district in the next elections. Sparat ha jiehdu l-Unu! Issa jista mhux jitbissimli! Jista mhux ikun il-golden wonder!

    To my mind the PN should elect someone who does not have a history of misjudgements. Fejn ha jisbu din il-persuna, storja ohra.

    Ghalija, la ma hemmx “Flimkien” m’hemmx “Possibli”

    • Veritier
      Posted at 17:17h, 31 October

      “this is a major concern for many Maltese and tops all surveys”

      I have not come across one single survey where this “major” concern tops the chart, let alone all surveys.

      I’d be happy to have a look if you’d be so kind and provide a link or two.

      I’m more inclined to think that it tops YOUR list of concerns, and a few like-minded others. Guess where I got the “hint”.

      “my Country/district is benefitting from a multi-cultural society, which I do not want, let alone vote for”

      I’m not saying there’s anything wrong in being concerned. Those are your concerns, and that’s all there is to it.

      But to say that it tops all surveys, I think you’re just trying to elicit backing for your concerns to gain enough support so that those that matter may take notice.

      Again, nothing wrong in campaigning.

      But it appears amply clear to me that you’re making up survey results and then trying to manufacture a situation to match those results.

      We’ve had creative surveying in the past, but this just blows them all away.

      Rationally speaking, the failed burden sharing concept is no fault of Dr Busuttil’s and does not justify dropping him because of that. On a personal basis, he obviously hit your raw nerve, and you’d be justified in seeing him as having failed to address your concerns.

      But to say that he should not be supported generally, based on the false assumption that the major concern of the population in general has to do with Dr Busuttil’s failure at finding some sort of relief for the illegal immigration issue is rather skewed, to put it very mildly.

      Posted at 17:56h, 31 October

      Simon makes excellent material for presentations within talking shops. But that’s it.

      • Chinese Jar
        Posted at 23:40h, 31 October

        You like yours tough and macho, do you, Better Future? And if they have few brains, then so much the better.

          Posted at 13:23h, 01 November

          Would you like to apply?

  • Paul Borg
    Posted at 14:50h, 31 October

    and now Franco is talking about reconciliation……its too late now Franco…you have betrayed the people who voted you in Parliament.

  • Lasagne
    Posted at 14:35h, 31 October

    In my opinion, blog title ”Eddie and Guido” says it all. Nonetheless, Austin, Eddie and RCC will remain in the scene. And for all that it may matter, I believe that Dr Debono is an innate political leader – nothing less.

  • Grace
    Posted at 14:24h, 31 October

    Ma nistax nghidlek li naqbel 100% ma dak li ktibt Franco. Ghalkemm hemm wiehed minn dawk li rriferejt ghalihom inti ma nemminx li ghandu jkun fil-lista. Ejja ha naraw partit maghqud u msahhah mill-gdid, biex b’hekk ikompli joffri l-aqwa ghal pajjizna.

  • Dominic Chircop
    Posted at 14:24h, 31 October

    Franco, I do not entirely agree with your choice of persons. Atlease three of them are full-blooded modern day Savonarolas. Addirittura, uno di loro e’ un membro del Opus Dei !!!

  • Tonio Micallef
    Posted at 14:18h, 31 October

    Franco, is-sahhara tal-Bidnija qed ixxewwew lill-kunsilliera tal-PN biex ma jhallukx tohrog ghal Deputy Leader!

    • Chinese Jar
      Posted at 23:40h, 31 October

      Oooooooh, the BAD girl!

  • Andy
    Posted at 14:15h, 31 October

    Franco, I totally agree with you on this Franco.

  • old timer
    Posted at 13:59h, 31 October

    naghmlu wiehed li ghandu il-backing tal-bocca u ta daphne…

  • tony
    Posted at 13:37h, 31 October

    eddie is one of them. joseph is one of us.

  • Veritier
    Posted at 13:31h, 31 October

    Beppe Fenech Adami? Liberal? Ħallina Dott.

    David Agius? Deputy Leader? Patritfiljuspirtussantuammen.

    Robert Arrigo? I can’t seem to connect with this man. Don’t think he’s leadership material.

    I for one certainly can not identify with any of these three.

    • Anzjan
      Posted at 13:48h, 31 October

      How can Beppe Fenech Adami bring about reconciliation when he’s the son of the the PM who kicked reconciliation in the teeth?

      • Veritier
        Posted at 16:31h, 31 October

        How can I trust you when I know your father and I know that he was a crook?

          Posted at 17:57h, 31 October

          We seem to be on exactly the same wavelength on this, Veritier.

          • Veritier
            Posted at 19:29h, 31 October

            See? Rationality is not all that difficult when you make a little effort.

  • Ganni Borg
    Posted at 13:31h, 31 October
  • Thorny
    Posted at 13:26h, 31 October

    U ajma Eddie u Guido, Eddie hareg ta’ Giddieb u pruvat mill qorti, kien akkuzat ukoll b’diskriminazzjoni politika u nstab hati u mar b’ir-rizenja f’id u fl-ohra biex jirtira! Ta’ min ifakar kif Eddie ha t-tmun tal_Partit Nazzjonalista b’laqghat klandestini fin-nofs ta’ lejl jikkonfoffa minn taht biex jaqlibha i-Gorg Borg Olivier!

    Veru Kaz ta’ “Et tu Eddie!”

    U Guido bil pomposita kollha tieghu , gie mwarrab minn Eddie u tefgha bi French Promotion President fejn kompla jdurid-Dinja u NHALLSU AHNA u mmanuvra u hawwad minn wara biex qalibha il Ambaxxatur Borg Olivier biex jilhaq hu PRESIDENT TAD-DINJA! sic…

  • Joe Vella
    Posted at 13:26h, 31 October

    edtlek li ed jidhku bik talbelt. are xqal dan fuq blokk li qat ma taqra
    Jozef says:
    OCTOBER 31, 2012 AT 12:09 PM
    You must have disrupted his flow pattern, because he usually goes up past the opera house, into Zachary Street, back to Republic Street past St. John’s, first right past the courts, turns right again on the Siege Memorial followed by a left onto Premier (difficult chicane that), and then proceeds in a diagonal across Piazza Regina to the final straight down Republic Street in the opposite direction.
    Shopkeepers have started to clock him.

    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 13:30h, 31 October


      don’t i even have a right to go anywhere i like in valletta? i spend whole days in valletta. i have my office in valletta – strait str corner with south str

      i am a lawyer and work in court and i attend parliament regularly.

      so what’s your problem?

      dont i have a right to walk up and down the street where my office is whilst i wait for someone?

      • a curious voter
        Posted at 14:21h, 31 October

        just ignore them. it’s just another provocation. do not react to it and let them say whatever they want …. you can always “i am so popular they people are following me and writing my itineraries!” lol

      • Joe Vella
        Posted at 15:17h, 31 October

        hadt mu ed jejd li mandekx drit tmur fejn trid anzi ikunu ed jistennewk u jidhku

        • venator
          Posted at 18:47h, 31 October

          Joe Vella,

          kieku taf kemm nifhmek u nghadrek, ghax jien bhalek inkun qed nistenna lilek taghmel il-kontribut tieghek biex nidhak.


    • B.Attard
      Posted at 18:34h, 31 October

      @ Joe Vella. Int xi wiehed antipatiku m’ghandekx x’taghmel toqghod ghassa tan-nies? Mind your business, ghax kun af li l-aktar nies li ghandhom eghdewwa huma dawk li mohhhom biex jissendikaw u jqassqsu.

  • a curious voter
    Posted at 13:22h, 31 October

    well written post. LIKE!

  • GonziRM
    Posted at 13:20h, 31 October

    Il- vara tal-festa tintrefa min reffiegha li jiertu l bastun l bicca l-kbira missierhom ikun jerfa u kif jirtira jerfa it-tifel. San Niehdu VXX

  • trevor80
    Posted at 13:18h, 31 October

    Una ritirata evidentemente!

    Well you’ve been there and done that before Franco, so no surprise to us onlookers.

    I however think its all in vain, even if, as you are hoping, a reconciliatory persona takes the vacant post. (I still have to understand how you can with any stretch of imagination consider Beppe in the league of such, given what we all know what’s been said by him and yourself about each other, but in any case…)

    This is a futile attempt Franco, the game’s practically over, and there will not be any back turning now from the PN inner core. There might be some Party manouvers, but it will solely be to outsmart you, that is, get to vote for the budget or more likely abstain, rather than vote against. But you’ll be kept hanging until such time as you come back with a vengeance attacking the lot once again, for the last few gasping weeks till the legislature winds up.


    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 13:20h, 31 October

      nahseb qed tghaggel hafna

      • Morpheus
        Posted at 13:35h, 31 October

        Franco min qieghed itik parir biex int tohrog ghal vici kap ta’GonziPN mhux gid iridlek imma deni.

        • John Buhagiar
          Posted at 16:11h, 31 October

          U inti trid li jwaqqa l-gvern biex jitla l-partit tieghek ta’ Muscat u l-ucuh qodma Morpheus.

          • Morpheus
            Posted at 18:47h, 31 October

            @John Buhagiar kieku qrajt il-kumment tieghi kont tinduna li mkien m’ghidt il-Franco biex jivvota kontra l-Gvern tieghek ta’GonziPN.
            Rigward ucuh qodma u godda nistidnek taghti harsa lejn l-ucuh li mdawar bihom Gonzi fosthom perezempju l’ex vici sindku ta Tas-sliema. Fuq kollox dawk l-ucuh qodma tal-Partit Laburista hallew kaxxa ta Malta mifqugha bil-flus mhux mifqugha bid-dejn bhal ma hallu l-ucuh godda ta GonziPN.

      • nostradamus
        Posted at 14:36h, 31 October

        franco nahseb li ghandu ragun biex ibbih.

  • Ganni Borg
    Posted at 13:16h, 31 October

    @ Dr.Debono

    Ghidilna jekk gejtx mistieden ghal Xarabank ta nhar il-gimgha?

    Jew sejjer xorta….

  • Ganni Borg
    Posted at 13:15h, 31 October

    Jaqaw veru iffansjata lill DCG….ghax qalet li l-bierah qadt tiela u niezel min quddiema hafna drabi.

    Jew qed tipprattika ghall Bla Kondixxin!


    • Franco Debono
      Posted at 13:19h, 31 October

      could be she saw me walking in front of my office in south street?

      or i dont have a right to go to my office and walk in the street where my office is, maybe whilst waiting for someone?

      • nostradamus
        Posted at 14:42h, 31 October

        franco qisek bicca silc, id dub fti ftit.

        • Spiro the dragon
          Posted at 17:47h, 31 October

          Silg trid tghid? jien nahseb li at this stage, gonzi qed idub ftit ftit. se jghati lil partit l akbar telfa ellettorali li qatt kien hawn fl istorja ta malta.
          L kunjom Gonzi sfortuna biss gab go dal pajjiz, ibda min dak li gab l misthija fuq l knisja u ghamel ghar milli ghamlu l hakkiema fl istorja taghna.

  • antidaphne
    Posted at 13:13h, 31 October

    Jekk int tikkontesta veru tkun waqajt fl-iktar baxx li tista tinzel. In-naqra kredibbilita’ li fadallek wara li astjenejt fuq il-mozzjoni ta’ sfiducja f’Gonzi u Austin, tisparixxiliek. Jekk jaccettawk tal-GOnziPN ikunu missu qiegh iktar fond milli diga missu u juru fliema disprazzjoni qeghdin fiha.

  • John Buhagiar
    Posted at 13:11h, 31 October

    Ma jridx ikun il-kelb tal-but tal-Kap. Irid juri li hu vici kap ta’ veru u ma joqghodx ghal dak li jghid il-kap wahdu. Il-bqija din tkun pantomima ohra ghal zmien il-festi tal-milied.

    • Spiro the dragon
      Posted at 15:22h, 01 November

      L mummja ta gonzi se jkun l vici, (jew tonio jew said) l puppilli yes sir tieghu

  • Teodore borg bonello
    Posted at 13:01h, 31 October

    Tghid x’tghid mhux ser jghati kaz ta skalda Franco mhux hekk? int haga wahda biss fadallek x’tghamel issa jew tisfiducjah ISSA lil Wistin jew lanqas ahna li ghad ghandn afiducja fik mhu ser nibqghu nappoggjawk…ghax allura paroli BISS int.

  • European Values
    Posted at 12:54h, 31 October

    Can i sign your deputy leader nomination form?

    • Spiro the dragon
      Posted at 18:00h, 31 October

      kemm int vojt. Franco taht gonzi???????????????

      ilu zmien jghid li gonzi huwa l problema fil partit. qatt ma qal li hu kontra l pn imma li t tmexxija mhux tajba.

      (kunu rejalisti, gonzi ma jirrispettax lil maggoranza, kiku jirrispetta kien jivvota iva ghad divorzju wara r referendum)

      Ma gonzi kollox possibli:

      1) Immexxu minghajr maggoranza
      2) l poplu isemma lehnu ghal xejn
      3) l back benchers, sfilata pom pom girls
      4) xempju tad demokrazija.
      5) strategija tal genn, specjalment tal billboards
      6) widnejhom keshulom tant ilom ma l art jisimaw l polz tal poplu
      7) xbajt narah fil kcina tieghi. filfatt nehejt t tv
      8) nammirah l gonzi. jehoda l kritika miskin. jekk tiftah halqek itik promotion ghal barra l grupp
      9) leader jemmen hafna fit team tieghu, specjalment ma leaders ohra barra min malta vera jiftahar bil cabinet tieghu. kollha jfahharom msieken.
      10) kif qatt ma graw dal kummidji fi zmien eddie? mintix kapaci tikkontrolla l niesek, zzomom ferhanin, tismahom u tghamel gustizja maghhom.