L-aħjar li mar minn dawn l-attakki ta’ Daphne Caruana Galizia fuq
Fil-fatt, fil-gazzetta KullĦad
Peró Delia ma marx l-aħjar biss għax jist
Delia mar tajjeb għaliex dan l-attak
The new Nationalist Party leader must have all that Simon Busuttil did not have and must not have what Busuttil put at the centre of his work ethic and at the heart of his character.
The PN leader must present himself with a clear vision for the future of the nation. He must be fully aware of the path on which he would like to lead his party. When Joseph Muscat was elected leader of the Labour Party, his vision of a victorious generation, Ġenerazzjoni rebb
Are ideas being presented by those contesting for the PN’s leadership that would be able to withstand the test of time? I would say none at all.
Thanks to Facebook Live, I followed nearly all the meetings the contenders had in their political clubs. It was rather unfortunate to observe that none of them seems to grasp the notion that they might not only be leader of the PN but a future prime minister too.
I have heard candidates vouch that their political clubs will have doors that are more open, that they will attempt to cater for individual favours, that they will try to haul the PN out of the financial crisis and that they will attempt to resuscitate a party that is in internal shambles. However, none of them have presented a single idea on how they would administer important sectors in the running of the country.
There are also other elements I would look for as part of the new leadership package, such fresh winds of change. One contestant that would definitely kill the freshness in the air would be Chris Said, who was in Lawrence Gonzi’s infa– mous
There needs to be a leader that grasps the true meaning of transparency. He must not be like Said or Alex Perici Calascione, who allowed agreements such as those with the db Group, so that the PN would be able to cash in on thousands of euros, against every principle governing the law on party financing. If that were not enough, this feat was followed by the ċedoli scheme and other manoeuvers that helped the PN bypass a law enacted in the name of transparency.
Other contestants, such as Adrian Delia, are in no position to offer transparency either. I will only men- tion his political ventures and take note of the fact that one of his first pronouncements was a refusal to make public his declaration of assets. Horrific alle– gationsthen started to emerge, casting a very dubious light on whether he should be trusted with such a massive role.
The new political leader must be one that inspires. None of the candidates has managed to do this so far, not even within the party itself.
I find it rather strange that somebody unable to bring together people of his same political beliefs would be able to bring unity within a country. The ability to achieve unity is definitely a quality a new leader must possess.
The electoral result is clearly indicative of the need for a clean break from Busuttil’s rhetoric of division. Said, Perici Calascione, Delia and Frank Portelli are doing just the opposite. Their confrontational atti– tude
The choice of PN leadership is all thanks to what Busuttil left behind him. It is no wonder that seemingly eligible candidates did not pronounce them- selves ready for the leadership.
Unfortunately, there is no choice. The inner clique has left the party barren.