‘I want PN to be a shelter for everyone’ – Busuttil

Nationalist Party leader says that people expect higher standards and behaviour from politicians than what they are currently witnessing

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil
Opposition leader Simon Busuttil

Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil said that he wants his party to become ‘a shelter for the entire population’.

“I want people to be comfortable with sharing their ideas, aspirations, wishes and problems with us,” Busuttil said in his message for Christmas and the New Year. “I felt very proud when people who never spoke to us before did so during the PN’s first general convention in October. They told us that they felt that the party wasn’t ready to listen to them. We listened to them and we understood them.

“I ensure that the Nationalist Party will become close to the people.”

He added that people expect higher standards and behaviour from politicians than what they are currently witnessing.

“A lot of politicians have recently damaged the people’s faith in politics,” Busuttil said. “Politicians should provide good examples. The people want politicians to say what they believe rather than what will make them likeable. I am determined to regain the people’s faith in politics and politicians.”

“The people want politicians to defend the common good, such as the environment. To defend the common good, we mustn’t think about what we can take but about what we can give, so that everyone can enjoy a higher quality of life.

 “I won’t wait until I become Prime Minister to start working towards these goals. I’ve already started and I will continue making a difference in 2015 by showing that, in our country, politics can be honest and built on solid principles.” 

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