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[WATCH] Bridge or a tunnel ‘is a must for Gozo’

MaltaToday interview - Prime Minister Joseph Muscat also speaks about the role of his wife Michelle Muscat in an extensive interview

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Saviour Balzan
16 March 2014, 9:00am
Joseph Muscat said he and his wife Michelle do not model themselves on anybody else
Joseph Muscat said he and his wife Michelle do not model themselves on anybody else
In an extensive interview with MediaToday’s managing editor Saviour Balzan, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat stood his ground in the face of questioning about his handling of the smart meter scandal, the introduction of the citizenship scheme and his meritocracy record.

On meritocracy he said: “I look at a person’s capabilities and whether a person believes in the direction we want to steer this country towards.”

The prime minister said that he saw a bridge or a tunnel from Malta to Gozo as a must. He also said that an aerodrome would be built in Gozo, but he suggested that it would not necessarily be a tarmac airstrip.

"We do not model ourselves on others, we do not mimic anyone. This is how we are"
Muscat on his wife Michelle
He also defended his government’s position on the environment, arguing that his administration was willing to take decisions, not sleep on them.

The prime minister also said that his wife, Michelle Muscat, took her political role very seriously.

“Michelle meets people and NGOs… is very empathetic and very passionate about her work. We do not model ourselves on others, we do not mimic anyone. This is how we are. We often say what we think and criticism does not bother us, as long as it is not personal or aimed at our children with cruel intent. We will always strive to improve what we do.”

And for the very first time, MaltaToday readers were invited to send in their questions to the prime minister.

Readers quizzed the PM on a variety of topics: from the colour of his neck-ties, to whether he still finds time to visit the gym.

Read the full interview on today’s edition of MaltaToday on Sunday

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Saviour Balzan is the founder and co-owner of MaltaToday. He has reported on Maltese poli...