The Labour Party is still trying to restrict free speech with the fake story that it wants to “reduce bullying”. We had removed criminal libel under Joseph Muscat’s administration and now they want to introduce it again. Robert Abela failed to get his press reform in, now they are trying to re-introduce criminal libel via the back door.
It was the corrupt scumbag Edward Żammit Lewis who first proposed this law, and now the proposal has been inherited by a Labour Party upstart (elected via the gender-elective mechanism), Naomi Cachia. She says that we have to “balance “online harm with free speech”. In reality, this is what they mean: the astonishing abuse of the law to protect politicians from “being bullied”.
Her announcement that she will be presenting an “anti-bullying law” was diluted with some illusional problem that Labour came up with. The country is mired in rampant criminality and corruption, a housing crisis and serious risks to our public spending and economy, and Naomi Cachia is going to solve our problems by addressing the very immediate and serious problems with parliament’s procedure. She is also going to protect you from being bullied online so that no one can call you names and hurt your feelings, but all the while you will not afford the property, the government is a criminal organisation and you have to leave the country. At least we have LGBT rights, so we are progressive and you are allowed 3 grams of weed, but you can’t buy it, and if you have more you are fined or sent to prison. Progressive left.
I look forward to losing a number of cases in the Maltese courts over these proposed fascist laws only to overturn them later on appeal at the European Human Rights Court.
What a bunch of clowns.