Joseph Muscat - We will help SME's
We want to help SME's, PL Leader Joseph Muscat said this evening during a political event in Zejtun.
This is the second week of the campaign and Dr Muscat explained that there's still a long road ahead, quite an uphill battle. "The only way to bring about change in this country, is to group together with us in this movement”.
He described the proposals he gave earlier today, regarding a bi-partisan council being created to look into bureaucratic, economic and industrial matters. He explained that; “We want to work with everyone, even those who don’t agree with us”. He spoke on the importance of small businesses and how bureaucracy forces them to run around different departments and authorities. “We will cut Bureaucracy by 25% through a Commissioner who will recommend changes. We will ensure that these changes take place at the necessary speed. In addition, businesses will only need permission from one authority rather than multiple ones making things easier, particularly for SME's”.
Where are the PN plans?
This movement is bringing out concrete proposals day by day, he argued. "The people have reason to ask, where are the plans of the Nationalist Party? How is it conceivable that after a week of campaigning, they haven't said a single word about their plans for families and work. The PL have a well laid out road map, to help drive this country to its final destination”, he explained
Smart City became a hot topic during his address. "Imagine how many people had based their studies on the prospect of Smart City being". Joseph Muscat told the crowd that Smart City needs to be completed and the excuses which have been given are not good enough.
The South is a dumping ground
"Less energy costs mean more jobs. 27,000 households, mainly housing the elderly and people who live alone will be paying 35% less tax on electricity," he announced.
He described the South as the dumping ground for the Nationalist Party. “This needs to change, we need our stations to change from the dirtiest kind of energy, to gas. We will close down these cancer and asthma factories”.
The PL Leader thanked whoever in the Nationalist Party brought the British expert today, who said that gas is better than heavy fuel oil. Enemalta has been sunk by debt, he continued; “If nothing is done, Enemalta will fall and our country with it”. He condemned the government, arguing that they do not have the credentials to run this company.
People not politics
"Other people speak about politics, but we speak about people.” he said. "Through our proposals we will force our MP’s to lead by example, rather than have special regulations for them. How is it possible that the self-employed work ridiculous hours whilst some MP’s get paid and don’t show up for work. We also proposed that MP’s will only be paid if they attend Parliament. When we gave this particular proposal, the other side said ‘so we’re like school children!’”. These proposals show the direction that the PL will take Malta, he explained.
“What we are saying and doing today, bringing people together, will make the history books. It will result in us working together rather than letting politics divide us. We will unite this country once and for all, Nationalist and Labourite, we will all say ‘Malta taghna lkoll!,’” Joseph Muscat concluded.