"Busuttil does not mean change" - Joseph Muscat
PL Leader Joseph Muscat said, referring to Simon Busuttil, "Busuttil does not mean change".
He added that if Simon Busuttil wanted real change, he would have challenged Dr. Gonzi for the leadership of his party, instead of the post of deputy leader. This statement was made after Deputy Leader Toni Abela introduced Louis Grech as the new Deputy Leader of the Labour Party for Parliamentary Affairs.
Both the Opposition Leader and the new Deputy Leader have been members of the European Parliament. “Louis has strong EU credentials. Together, we have a strong team capable of leading Europe,” The Leader of the Opposition added. "Together we can lead Malta and the EU".
“Louis brings with him experience, he understands how to negotiate. I have the advantage of having worked with him in Europe, and we worked well together. I believe we would be a great team for this country. We want March 10 to be a day like every other, to end the mentality that half the people are winners and half are losers. This formidable team can bring our vision to this country, a vision that unites the country,” said Mr. Muscat. "He would make a formiddable Deputy Prime Minister".
Louis Grech told di-ve.com that "now, its time to get down to work".
“I believe that I can contribute to change. Not just a change in government, but in a number of things. We can’t keep living in a country where, when an election occurs, half the population goes through a trauma. We need to change our values. We need more impartiality, transparency and accountability”, The Deputy Leader said. “I believe there needs to be a reform in the way we think, we need to end prejudice”.
When asked if Anglu Farrugia is irrelevant, Mr. Muscat replied that he is not irrelevant and is still very much a part of the Labour Party.