Last Sunday, during his sermon to the followers, Joseph Muscat explained how his candidates for the forthcoming election are exceptional (and by inference different to the PN candidates) because they are accomplished people who ‘ma ghandhom bzonn xejn’.
The irony, of course, is that most of these new candidates are in their 20’s, 30’s & 40’s and have been brought up under successive Nationalist Governments - which explains why they were given all the opportunities to capitalise on their talents to become accomplished.
Professional accomplishment is the fruit of a system that allows you to build on what you have and encourage you to develop your skills further by training, coaching, a work environment that is conducive to further learning and then using those skills to achieve professionally.
Those who like me are in their 50’s will understand that this is precisely the area where a Labour Government did its utmost to destroy any ambition any of us may have had to become professionals by going to University.
Subsequent PN Governments, realising that education was the key to our future prosperity, reversed the policies and helped all those willing - regardless of political leaning - to develop to their full potential.
Many of those that benefited from these policies are now in their 20’s - 40’s and ironically make up a significant portion of Labour’s new candidates. They then stand on a podium at a general conference and proclaim, as Chris Fearne did, that the PN Governments have done nothing for the nation. The same applies to one Joanne Vella Cuschieri in a recent email of hers.
You are all living proof of the fruits of successive PN Governments - at least have the decency not to state blatant untruths. Your lifestyle and success (your accomplishments) give the lie to your pronouncements.