Labour to vote against Budget, but keep best parts
Labour leader Joseph Muscat said this morning that Labour would vote against the Budget, but keep its best parts if it was rejected.
Speaking at a political conference in Ta' Xbiex, Dr Muscat said that a Labour government would keep the Budget’s framework and its positive aspects in order to reassure investors and families.
He said that starting 2013 without an approved Budget was very worrying and caused concern to everyone. He criticised the government for not even announcing a Budget date.
“We will vote against the Budget because it’s a vote of confidence in a government we have no confidence in.”
Dr Muscat said he did not know or care what GonziPN would do if the Budget was defeated, because the PL was focusing on how things would play out for Malta’s future.
However, he said that a Labour government would keep the parts of the Budget that were most beneficial in order to reassure families, pensioners, students and investors.