Robert Abela “condemns favouritism”. The Malta Independent reports he was “asked about a story regarding a Labourite who boasted on the social media of assisting ‘Labourite brothers’ to expedite their medical interventions. The Prime Minister said that the government provided equal service to everyone, including in the medical sector. ‘If a situation occurred in which someone was given a favour, I condemn such behaviour,’ Abela said.”

But if you’re a Labourite brother and you feel you’ve been waiting too long for your turn for surgery, Robert Abela tells you to phone his wife — his wife — so she can fix it for you. “Ask me or Lydia if you need a solution,” he tells potential abstainers in the coming election who habitually vote Labour.

Hypocrite. Dishonest equivocator. Corrupt.