Since entering office, Robert Abela tried to bring on board several liberal or progressive-minded individuals as tokens of representation with his crew of criminals, rent-seekers and hangers-on. Robert’s invitations to these people have been mostly rejected on the premise that they could never be in the same parliamentary group with criminals like Rosianne Cutajar and Edward Zammit Lewis. One of the persons who accepted Robert’s invitation was Oliver Scicluna who ended up giving us public adulations for his boss telling us how socialist his €28,000 a month publicly-paid boss is.
A newcomer and a progressive who recently joined the Labour Party and who was in the race for a seat in parliament, has just dropped out of the race. She wanted to remain private and anonymous over her decision.
Newcomers to politics who want to safeguard their reputation would never risk it by joining a cabinet of criminals.