Miriam Dalli is undoubtedly the leader of the new Party rebel caucus. However, Miriam Dalli would be rather isolated to single-handedly challenge the Premier and this is why Chris Fearne is still very useful. Fearne can take more risks because he is not bidding for the leadership – he already lost that. On the other hand, Miriam Dalli is building her team for the leadership race, and she will be challenging Silvio Schembri who is Robert Abela’s preferred candidate.
Also, pay attention that Kurt Farrugia is a very thoughtful planner of communications and he doesn’t like surprises. The fact that Joseph Muscat has made a statement on the public inquiry today, shouldn’t be taken as a coincidence.
Miriam Dalli has broken off relations with Joseph Muscat but that doesn’t mean they can’t use each other if the opportunity permits. Miriam Dalli is still covering up for Joseph Muscat as well on his corrupt energy projects of the past.