Labourites worried about PM’s attitude towards developers – Evarist Bartolo

Former Labour minister questions whether Labour Party is taking note of what disgruntled supporters have to say about the party

Evarist Bartolo (Photo: James Bianchi/MaltaToday)
Evarist Bartolo (Photo: James Bianchi/MaltaToday)

Once again, former Labour minister Evarist Bartolo took to Facebook to deliver his own weekly message to the PL government, this time relaying Labourites’ worries that the party was taken over by developers.

Bartolo said that a Labourite from Senglea had written on social media that after having dedicated a lifetime’s service to the Malta Labour Party (making a distinction between the pre-Muscat MLP era and the PL one since 2008), he no longer wants to be involved with it.

“I’m not one of those that did not get what I wanted. I’m better than that. I am, however, witnessing this country’s further deterioration – ever since the developers took over with the blessing of the few,” Bartolo said, quoting the supporter he had met.

Most recently, the former education minister defended himself from the hospitals’ deal fiasco and questioned whether it was right for his former boss Joseph Muscat to drag the rest of his Cabinet into the mud. “Is it right that the Cabinet is used as a smokescreen?” Bartolo said on Facebook.

On Saturday, Bartolo also made reference to another comment from an individual close to the PL: “Many feel forgotten. I think that the leadership, the cockiness of the party, and the PM’s attitude towards building contractors explain why many are fleeing the party. Genuine people who are not after government jobs.”