Despite being totally corrupt, Joseph Muscat tried to constantly keep up appearances and for a good deal of time, lied his way through successfully with the help of an effective and sophisticated propaganda machine. This time round, Robert Abela has no pretensions about the standards of government, cabinet and parliamentary group wallowing to the level of a wet pigsty full of shit.
Yesterday, Justice Minister, Edward Żammit Lewis of Ok ħabib? fame who also, previously consorted with Yorgen Fenech, handed down an official reprimand to his mate and co-conspirator Rosianne Cutajar, for also conspiring with Yorgen Fenech and receiving a bribe of around €50,000 disguised as a brokerage fee. This perfectly-crafted crooked set-up is brought to you by none other by the socialist government of Robert Abela in an innovative way of doing socialism by flagrantly making a mockery out of corruption and turning politics into a shit show. They aren’t even ashamed of their connections while revealing themselves for what they truly are: just a crooked gang of pigs in politics desiring to be mobsters. Rosianne Cutajar’s lawyer, is also Keith Schembri’s lawyer, Edward Gatt.
But when it couldn’t even get weirder the crooks continued to surprise us even further with their horrific low standards and piggish behaviour. Halfway through the proceedings, Żammit Lewis takes off his mask and tells his parliamentary colleagues that he has the flu as he wipes off his nose from whatever is coming out of it. “I try my best to keep up with my duties he says” such as hiding from justice behind the Justice portfolio, covering up for other political co-conspirator friends and just being a shameless representation of the rent seeking paradise.