Letters to the editor – November 20, 2021
Bernard Grech’s U-turns
For the first time, Bernard Grech has once again shown that he is incapable of leading the PN. Grech’s latest classic LU-turns leave no room for any doubt as to who de facto is making the important decisions.
The first U-turn was the first Grech to state publicly on Radio 101 on November 10: “Nobody, nobody and I will repeat, nobody, as long as I am a leader, in the past, in the present or in the future , is not allowed to be pro-abortion. and remain in the party or represent the party in any way. “
Just a few days later, when pressured by journalists, the “temporary” PN leader made his classic U-turn, saying that what he wanted was for no one who is pro-abortion to be allowed to campaign for abortion. . . But they claimed they could still be part of the PN as well as candidates. Go figure!
Grech’s second decision to retire was his original decision for the PN opposition to vote in favor of the cannabis reform bill, which he boasted was copied by the government from his suggestions.
After constantly escaping journalists ’questions about his personal opinion, Grech confronted his parliamentary group to try to convince them of the need to support the government’s cannabis reform bill. According to seemingly well-informed sources, as reported in MaltaToday, Grech was forced during a very heated discussion to accept the position of the ultra-conservative deputies and state that the PN will be voting against the draft cannabis reform. .
If Grech has once again proved incapable of convincing his own deputies, how can anyone believe he can convince anyone, not just locally, but more and more, internationally?
I suspect that Grech was not only under pressure from the PN’s “conservative establishment” but also from the Archbishop’s Curia and “pro-PN” pseudo-political groups, especially the Republic and Occupy Justice.
Those who surely praised the PN’s decision were the barons and drug traffickers as they will be the biggest losers once the cannabis bill becomes law.
A few weeks ago, Grech had publicly stated that if someone “annoyed” him, he could “become a lion”.
Instead, he was forced to become a very shy kitten.
It is no coincidence that even the usual “friendly” PN journalists in the English-language newspapers are beginning to doubt Grech’s leadership in the PN.
Eddy Privitera – Mosta
I read the interview ‘Son of war veteran fears the day no one will turn to parade’ with Arist Cordina with great interest (November 15). It would indeed be a great pity if some Maltese veterans who served in the British armed forces only vanish from memory.
The Royal British Legion, Malta GC Branch is made up of such ex-service men and women. Most of us didn’t see active service in World War II but served in other theaters of operations such as Northern Ireland and the Falklands, to name just two.
I urge all ex-Maltese and local British service men and women, along with their families, to join the Royal British Legion, Malta GC Branch in order to keep alive our common esprit-de-corps, which means so much for all of us. Full details can be easily accessed online.
Charles Gauci, president, Royal British Legion, Malta GC Branch – Sannat
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