‘I will vote in favour of PL’s car park privatisation motion’ – Debono

Nationalist MP Franco Debono clearly states in his personal blog he will vote in favour of PL tabled motion, and will never support government with Austin Gatt forming part of Cabinet.

Maverick Nationalist MP Franco Debono.
Maverick Nationalist MP Franco Debono.

In the latest of a spate of postings in his personal blog, the maverick Nationalist MP Franco Debono has declared that he would be voting in favour of Labour's recently tabled car park privatisation motion.

"I have already made it clear I will not support a government with Austin 'ghamilna pipi' Gatt in Cabinet. Hence I will not support any of his decisions, " Debono wrote today.

Debono was reacting to transport minister Austin Gatt's comments who dubbed Labour's motion which calls for the repeal of the privatisation of car parks. as a way of "abusing some of the most precarious of workers, the parkers."

Gatt was referring to the unpaid car park attendants who are licensed by Transport Malta to collect gratuities from motorists, in return for their assistance while manning the public car parks.

In his blog this morning, Debono further queried how Joe Theuma found himself in Austin Gatt's ministry and what kind of work he was doing, and whether he was qualified, adding that the media never bothered to enquire about him.

Theuma’s past jobs consisted of Chief Operating Officer at CT Park Ltd and was also responsible for “special projects” executed within the Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture.

Debono further wrote that Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi’ s fear to remove Gatt from Cabinet, after one scandal after another, is already unexplained and sinister, but his expectation that his minister can continue to steamroll over everyone is close to diabolical.

So after all these warnings and giving them all these chances, I will very clearly be voting against Austin Gatt in the Car Parks motion, and not least because these issues should not be tackled in the middle of an election campaign. Other countries have laws prohibiting these practices.”

Debono also felt that since some weeks ago “people very close to Gatt mobbed the entrance to the Stamperija”, this shed an important light “on his contribution to political polarisation in Malta since the turbulent 1980s”.

 

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How can the Government keeps surviving with such threats from one of his own? I think when the Parliament reconvenes there will be a show and I am dying to see it. I pray that Franco Debono keeps holding to his guns.
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Art pubblika tinghata lil bazuzli lejliet elezzjoni sabiex inhallsu biex nipparkjaw vettura. Ara veru ma baqa xejn sewwa go dan l-pajjiz.Minflokk twarrbet din l-prattika li jkollok thallas parker fuq art pubblika qed jaraw kif igibuha legali.Viva l-Gahan Malti fl-EU.
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Anette B Cassar
Dan jigi Money Bill.
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" Hence I will not support any of his decisions, " Debono wrote today. Good or bad I assume..is that what we elect MPs for ???
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Come on Franco.show them you mean business
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Keep it up Debono. Your words are gems of wisdom. Let hope that they are not wasted on this nation.
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U tahsbu li gonzipn u l-klikka ta' hazen li ghandu madwaru sejrin jinkwetaw b'dak li qed jghid franco debono? Wara kollox l-ispeaker u l-house business committee jhollu u jorbtu f'cirkostanzi bhal dawn .... u lest nilghab imhatra ma' kull min irid li din id-diskussjoni se tintbghat lura ... u lura .. u lura ... u lura ... u lura .... u dejjem aktar lura .... u f'dan il-kaz, l-imghoddi zgur li se jkun mera tal-futur ....