PL was playing dirty - Simon Busuttil
Labour was playing dirty when linking Austin Gatt's Swiss bank account with the oil procurement case, PN Deputy Leader Simon Busuttil stated this morning.
Replying to questions during a press conference at the PN Headquarters, Dr Busuttil said that Dr Gatt had already explained his position regarding the account. Austin Gatt’s account Swiss bank account was 40 years old, Dr Busuttil said, adding that it was inherited from his parents. The account was included in Minister Gaqtt’s 2005 declaration of assets, he continued.
“The PL claim they want to clean up politics, yet then they pull a stunt like this,” Simon Busuttil announced. When asked about commissions, the PN Deputy Leader said that receiving a commission does not automatically mean that person is corrupt.
Discussing George Farrugia, Simon Busuttil said that on receiving the report by the Tax Compliance Union, The Finance Ministry sent the report directly to the police.
Dr Busuttil was addressing a press conference at the PN Headquarters, where he stated that making promises is easy, but keeping them isn’t. He spoke about the PN’s track record on the economy and how jobs in Malta are much better than in other EU states.
Simon Busuttil reiterated the party’s pledge to reduce income tax from 35% to 25% over a period of three years. He also promised that if re-elected, the PN will lower duty on the sale of property. He spoke of jobs for the elderly and how free childcare facilities will help enlarge the job market.