[WATCH] Adrian Delia accuses Prime Minister of refusing to debate him on Xarabank

The PN leader said if Joseph Muscat wanted a discussion then he should immediately accept an invitation for a debate this Friday

Adrian Delia accused Prime Minister of refusing to debate him on Xarabank this Friday
Adrian Delia accused Prime Minister of refusing to debate him on Xarabank this Friday

Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has accused Prime Minister Joseph Muscat of refusing to debate him on current affairs programme Xarabank this coming Friday.

Speaking at a political activity in Zabbar, the PN leader dedicated a significant part of his address to the subject of abortion.

He referred to comments by Muscat earlier today, in which the Prime Minister said that the subject of abortion needed a sober discussion rather than being trivialised and ridiculed.

“He wants a discussion now. First, he ridicules those who are of a particular belief and then he says that we are trivialising arguments,” Delia said.

“If you want a discussion, this Friday there is Xarabank. Accept for us to speak, accept for us to debate.  We can debate whatever you want because we win, not by threatening or by promising and eye for an eye, but we win through arguments and persuasion.”

Two leaders debated each other for the first on current affairs programme Xtra, in what turned out to be a very calm debate. 

During his speech, Delia again insisted that a vote for the Labour Party meant a vote for the European Socialists, and therefore for tax harmonization and abortion. The socialists, he said, were determined to destroy the foundations of Malta's financial services sector and to jeopardise the livelihood of thousands of Maltese workers. 

Delia also accused the Labour Party of no longer having workers’ best interests at heart, and was today only interested in “rich foreigners”. 

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