Grace Borg slams GRTU over 'orchestrated' divorce stand, branding it a 'political party'

Outspoken businesswoman Grace Borg has pulled her business out of GRTU stressing that the traders’ union has become a “political party.”

Borg, who formed part of the GRTU’s Executive Committee in 2009, resifgned as a member and pulled her business out of the union, in the wake of remarks made by GRTU President Paul Abela during a meeting he had with the anti-divorce lobby.

Abela said that although the GRTU does not have a stand on divorce, he will personally vote against the introduction of divorce.

“This is absolutely unacceptable,” Grace Borg told MaltaToday, adding that she cannot understand how, rather than focusing on urgent and important issues to protect businesses, the GRTU bosses waste their time on meeting the anti-divorce lobby.

“I feel that the GRTU today has become a political party and not the defender of business concerns,” she stressed.

“Who cares what Paul Abela is going to vote?” Grace Borg argued, adding that “it is more than evident that the whole meeting and statement was politically motivated and orchestrated in a way to invite people to vote against the introduction of divorce.”

Meanwhile, Grace Borg said that she has received a text message – presumably from GRTU director General Vince Farrugia – inviting her to “meet and discuss” her pull-out from the GRTU next Monday.

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Luke Camilleri
Xejn gdid- GRTU director General Vince Farrugia in favour of cohabitation like the Union of which he is director general...COHABITING / POGGUTA with Gonzipn!
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i am not a person who normally agrees with all Grace says. But on this she is 100% right. The GRTU and other attaparsi independent organisations are just a front to keep certain clikek in control of this country, such as the PN and the Catholic Church. Remember Vince asking, phoning and pressing every GRTU member to vote for him for his PN seat in the EU parliament?? Now that he has been left out, do you think things have changed??
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Monica Borg
Grace Borg in parliament!!!!!!...has this discussion on divorce gone to your head Mr Smith....with all due respect. If one deems Grace Borg, a person with more than a chip on her shoulder, as a capable intellectual politician, I sincerely dread the time when voters of the same ilk as Mr Smith take it to the polls.
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A woman Like Grace Borg should be in PARLAMENT as she truly has GUTS and if she is a member of PARLAMENT ,maltese people would not be taken for a ride anymore ,lets encourage GRACE to go for it . we will support you grace you are truly a brave woman keep it up.
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imissek ilek li tlaqt mil union ta mux 1, mux 2, mux 3, mux arba, imma hamsa. Shame on you vince. Shame on Taliban GRTU. GRACE BORG for President. Next Saturday EVERYONE is invited TO VOTE YES bil qalb.
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Adrian Busuttil
She's absolutely right! The GRTU is meant to look after businsess interests and not brown-nose politicians (by politicians I also mean clergy, of course - same thing) and posture in the political arena. What a bunch of toadies and apple-polishers.
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A woman with balls !!!!!!!!!
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Albert Mallia
It seems that the number of persons who really put their foot in it, is increasing, in this country. The thing is that with their actions they lose a lot of points and credibility not only personally, but those they represent, be it the government, associations etc. In my opinion, these comments from certain people about divorce are simply silly. The nation does not care how the president of the GRTU is voting. But he wanted to tell the whole world and it really sounds silly.
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Il-knisja kattolika hi l-ikbar ghaqda tal-mazunerija li hawn fid-dinja. Mohha fil-poter u l-flus.
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Albatross. The Curia is Malta's Piovra. It has tentacles in all the corridors of power. Government, the Prime Minister, the Cabinet, the Civil Service, the Malta Financial Services Authority and Malta Stock Exchange are all headed by people connected to the Curia and its affiliates such as Fokolarini, Catholic Action, Opus Dei etc. I am sure that these are not coincidences.
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To my mind, an alliance exists made up of the Church, money and political power. The aim, in my opinion, is to dominate and control and to preserve a monopoly on power which translates into money. I fear that those who oppose will be sidelined, discriminated and made to pay for not submitting to the yoke.
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Brava
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GRACE DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THAT WEASEL. It is so sad that in Malta such pathetic people are not removed from public view where they are neither seen nor heard.
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Paul Sammut
What has the GRTU got to do with divorce? And for that matter who the hell cares how Abela is going to vote? Or is he trying to lend a hand in saving Gonzi's face at the expense of denying a worldwide accepted civil and reasonable solution to couples who simply want to start a better life? In a nutshell: IVA stands for LOVE. Le stands for losers.
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Ian George Walker
If I were Grace Borg, I would take a witness or two to the meeting with Vince Farrugia - his ribs have been very fragile lately.
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There goes a woman with balls - figuratively speaking, of course!
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Zomm kelmtek Grace inti mghandekx ghalfejn tiltaqa ma Vince Farrugia ghax Malta kollha taf li hu Nazzjonalist akkanit u opportunist kbir.