Magisterial inquiry into Delia's falsified signatures claim underway

The PN leader said he had presented publicly available documents showing that his signature had been falsified

Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia
Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia

A magisterial inquiry into the alleged falsification of documents linking Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia to a Soho prostitution racket has been launched following an official request by Delia himself, the PN leader said on Sunday.

Speaking at a political activity in Mellieha, Delia insisted that “those with the truth on their side have nothing fear” and that he would not be intimidated by the “continuous attacks” aimed at him.

Yesterday Delia called a 6:30pm press conference during which he said that he had requested that the Police Commissioner investigate the falsification of signatures on documents that were leaked to the Sunday Times of Malta.

Delia said he had met with the Commissioner yesterday and had presented him with publicly available documents showing that his signature on the documents had been forged. He said that as a result, an inquiring magistrate had been appointed and that he was convinced that the truth would ultimately emerge.

“Why are they trying to silence us, because everything is going well and it is the best of times, with everyone benefiting from the wealth being generated…or is the case that people are slowly realizing what is truly happening?”

Delia insisted that it was no coincidence that such attacks against him always coincided with his criticism of government and the state of the country’s institutions.

Delia noted that this week the government had been “forced” to accept, following “pressure by the PN and the Venice Commission”, that the Attorney General could no longer keep both his roles as legal counsel to the government and that of chief prosecutor.

Mere days after the announcement, Delia said, an alleged 30-page Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit report of an investigation into his affairs, was leaked to the media.

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Socialist parties seize power and institutions

Turning to European affairs, Delia said that European socialists were campaigning for the introduction of abortion across the EU, insisting that government was trying to hide this, while simultaneously preparing to introduce the medical procedure in Malta.  

This week, Delia said he had also had the opportunity to speak with Greece’s Opposition leader, a country he said was governed by a party “that started off as being socialist but had slowly become more extreme and had practically become a communist party”.

“As we were speaking, it was clear that the parallels between the two countries were practically identical to what was happening in Malta,” he said. “Socialist parties which operate in the same way. Socialist parties that don’t respect the will of the people. Socialist parties that seize power and the institutions and don’t believe in the decentralization of power.”

He said this was happening every day in Malta even though many did not notice. “These days, power is being stolen not through violence, but step after step, decision after decision, every institution.”

People suffering consequences of a lack of planning

The PN leader also accused the government of bringing about a deterioration in workers’ wages, traffic congestion, and other problems facing the country, because of its lack of planning.  

He pointed to European data published this week, showing that Malta was the only European country were salaries had decreased. Moreover, he said small increases in wages were being called out by the increased cost of living, that everyone was having to deal with.

Irrespective of whether the government was registering a surplus, the fact remained, he said, that the wealth being generated was not making its way to all of society. In the face of this, he said the government was determined to continue importing foreign workers, to the detriment of the Maltese.

Delia also accused the government of telling the country’s elderly that for them to have a pension they need to go and borrow money.

“It’s ok if you can’t pay, your children can pay. Under a PN government, everyone was becoming owner of their house or had a roof over their head, while a socialist government is urging people to die earlier, get a loan and skip getting a pension.”

Delia insisted that despite the government's regular dismissal of the Opposition, one European institution after the other was saying the same things the PN has been saying, with the government being forced to react and acknowledge that the PN was right.

He called on those who were concerned with what the government’s actions could not simply complain from home, but needed to go out and vote for the PN so that the country could change its current direction.