When the Nationalist Party was on fire

I’ve received a lot of flack from Nationalists for uploading a critique of Roberta Metsola. Of course, I’m desperate to see her in power, but insofar as I’m desperate to live in a normal country – that doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to support my future Prime Minister and her political programme. Getting Labour out of government is just the first and the necessary step forward for other things. Here I take the liberty to discuss the future that is even further ahead. Once the Nationalist Party is in power, I may very well remain an opposing figure whilst keeping my independence.

Roberta Metsola has awed us and made us proud on the international stage, so disrupting Maltese politics should come easily for her. We expect Roberta Metsola to come down on Labour with fire and glory, not with redundant political programmes. We expect the dismantling of Labour’s criminal organisation, a progressive political programme, free markets, meritocracy and a modern society. My expectations and standards are high, and why wouldn’t they be? We have had to contend with a criminal organization and shallow standards for so long.

The Nationalist Party of today is still acting as if it is coming out of deep hibernation, and Roberta Metsola was invited to give a speech on Independence Day to uplift spirits and bring some fire: this didn’t happen. I’m sorry if I have to be the messenger of bad news, but it’s disappointing even for me.

There was a time when the Nationalist Party did evoke fire and disruption in politics and this was when it had very active MPs who were constantly engaged in politics. Yesterday, the PN local committee of Senglea uploaded this photo of its volunteers with ex-MP Louis Galea, posing at the site where they were building the local club – all volunteers. This would be an incredibly rare sight today. You don’t get to find many volunteers today and how many PN MPs are today, actively campaigning and constantly engaged in politics? Jason Azzopardi, an ex-MP makes more noise than most of them combined.

Wake up.


  1. The usual low-standards of the Maltese. The bar is so low that they’ll swap bogan capitalist criminals with posh and graceful capitalists in their place, totally ignoring that Metsola pretty much represents the same neoliberalism of the labour party (at least in theory, the nuances of both tribes aside).

    The only difference is the livery.

  2. Times have changed. Unless the money dries up people will think they’re happy and they are happy and that’s what they’re happy for.

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