PL – Nobody believes the Prime Minister anymore
Labour leader Joseph Muscat said that the PN were scaremongering with rumours to stop people from voting Labour but in truth, nobody believed the words of Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi anymore.
Speaking at a political activity in Lija, Dr Muscat said that everyone had understood what Labour was saying about the minimum wage, but the PN had tried to put its own spin on it.
Dr Muscat said the purpose of government was to build a new middleclass, to improve the quality of life for pensioners, students and increase opportunities for young.
“It was the cry that came from the people, in the First Congress of the Labour Party, which was successful because for the first time politicians let families and businesses speak. We elicited twelve guideline to indicate clearly where our country will go under the new Government.”
Dr Muscat said that a new PL government would not promise everything to everyone to curry favour before the election, then bring out the excuses afterwards. He stressed that the starting point would be economic growth, but economic growth alone would not be enough.It would have to be fuelled by social justice, and the wealth would be distributed responsibly.
He said that the general election was not the end, but the way to achieve social justice.
“No citizen should have to beg someone to get what they deserve. Politicians are there to be responsible and to serve people and be accountable to them.”
“It is futile to win an election if you do not plan responsibly for how the country will manage for the next four years.”
“Today, the ones benefiting from this wealth are the same people. A new Labour Government will expand the economy, create wealth and give everyone the chance to benefit from that wealth.”