Labour accuses Simon Busuttil of being 'isolated' within his own party

Labour Party reiterates calls for PN to publish invoices for services given to the db Group

PL MP Justyne Caruana hit out at the PN, accusing the party of being dishonest. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
PL MP Justyne Caruana hit out at the PN, accusing the party of being dishonest. (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)

Opposition Simon Busuttil is isolated, even within his own party, according to Labour MP Justyne Caruana. Speaking at a press conference at the Labour headquarters, Caruana said that it was Busuttil who had single handedly created "the mess" the Nationalist Party finds itself in when he asked private businesses to pay the salaries of two of high ranking Party officials.

She hit out at the PN, accusing the party of being dishonest, adding that while on Friday, PN MP Marthese Portelli said that the party would be publishing the invoices for services given to the db Group, MP Clyde Puli said that this was not the case.

"With the way things are unfolding people are right to be asking what is going on," Caruana said. "We have repeatedly asked the Opposition to publish the invoices."

She once again asked the leader of the Opposition to come clean in whether or not the PN had a similar arrangements with third parties.

Health minister Chris Fearne, also speaking during the press conference, said that the case raises issues both of credibility and legality.

He said that on the one hand, the revelations are a big dent to Busuttil’s credibility, given that he had been "pontificating" and giving the impression that he was an honest politician for the past four years.

In addition to this, Fearne said that what seems to have taken place between the PN and the db Group is clearly in violation of the Funding and Political Parties Act and should be investigated by the electoral commission.

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