Myriam Dalli says she’s angry about what happened. Saviour Balzan says Joseph Muscat must go. Chris Fearne says it’s a serious situation. Evarist Bartolo is still talking about gods and animals in code.
I’ll wait for the right time to remind you that we weren’t in a more privileged position than you were to be able to see that Daphne was right. That you were propping up or were part of a corrupt regime. That you would shut up about the rot you could see like Leo Brincat did and Helena Dalli did, only acknowledging the government they belonged to was corrupt when they weren’t part of it anymore and got a job elsewhere.
On the contrary, you were closer to it and could see even more clearly than any of us could that you worked for a mafia, and were therefore part of it.
That phrase has already landed me a libel suit. But Raphael Vassallo filed that before his own Damascene moment. He filed it before last week when he was still holding that Daphne Caruana Galizia’s killing was the work of small time crooks. He refused to believe what we can all now see: this was a state-perpetrated mafioso terrorist act.
But now is not the time for itoldyousos. There’s time for that yet.
Now is the time for Joseph Muscat to realise you want him out. Not after Christmas. Not tomorrow. Not this evening. Now.
He must hand over the keys immediately. It’s clear to you and to everyone that a cover up has been going on. He can’t be allowed to continue to tamper with evidence while you’re having your Christmas drinks and readying yourself for a leadership campaign. Stop thinking of yourselves for once and focus on what the country desperately needs. Allow yourself to feel a little bit guilty that you did nothing to stop things from coming to this pass.
The idea that there’s the risk of instability if a prime minister walks out the day he resigns, let me tell you that’s rubbish. It’s what every prime minister does when they lose an election. It’s what David Cameron did when he resigned. It’s perfectly normal for a deputy prime minister to take over the reins temporarily and make sure government continues (or in our case actually starts) pending a leadership election.
Joseph Muscat must go now. If you’re sincere about the anger and indignation that you’re feeling let’s see you work for national unity in this time of despair. Let’s see you declare you’re not part of the mafia that needs kicking out. Let’s see you declare you will help with clean hands to ensure the clean up.
Follow the many people who voted Labour in 2013, some even in 2017, that have been joining our protests.
We’re meeting in Valletta tomorrow at 4pm. You should be there. Then we’ll know.