Joseph Muscat’s inevitable arraignment and arrest over very serious charges of money laundering and embezzlement of funds on the fraudulent public hospitals deal will risk dividing the Labour Party and destroy its long-term prospects of ever governing the country. Joseph Muscat knows that he is in serious trouble with the law and this is why he is conducting a dirty campaign against the Magistrate investigating him.
Joseph Muscat will have very serious difficulty in getting past the Labour Party delegates to get accepted as a Labour Party election candidate, once again. I can not predict the future of course, but I see a higher probability in a scenario where Joseph Muscat starts his own party and decimates the Labour Party’s vote restricting both of them to the Opposition without an absolute majority of the votes. In such a scenario, Joseph Muscat would not be evading justice, but maybe, only prolonging its reach to him given that he wouldn’t be able to win the government. Joseph Muscat can’t win the general elections only with his supporters, even if he gets more votes than Robert Abela.
Meanwhile, the Labour Party itself is divided between Robert Abela’s real-estate mafia and Miriam Dalli’s rebel caucus: so, it’s like barbarian savages fighting each other. None of the current Labour Party factions can pull off a decent government – all the factions are interconnected together through crime and conspiracies like an organised criminal group eating itself.
Meanwhile, there are alliances being made. MaltaToday is steering its position towards the Miriam Dalli camp while It-Torċa and the General Workers’ Union are positioning themselves in favour of Joseph Muscat by conducting his dirty propaganda campaigns.
On a long-term basis, this is good for the nation. The criminal organisation that governs the country is decaying and imploding.