Si­mon Busut­til’s bit­ter­ness to the fore, once again

Malta Independent - - DEBATE & ANALYSIS -

The Leader of the Op­po­si­tion’s re­ac­tion to the bud­get speech once again ex­posed his po­lit­i­cal bit­ter­ness at see­ing this gov­ern­ment’s ever-in­creas­ing suc­cess in so many sec­tors. Po­lit­i­cal bit­ter­ness oozed out of ev­ery pore in Si­mon Busut­til’s body as he ad­dressed the press min­utes af­ter Min­is­ter Ed­ward Sci­cluna had ended his bud­get speech.

The glum ex­pres­sions on the faces of Dr Busut­til’s own par­lia­men­tary group, who were sit­ting be­hind him, must have con­vinced many that they were feel­ing very un­com­fort­able lis­ten­ing to their leader try­ing to rub­bish such an ex­cel­lent bud­get. I truly won­der whether Si­mon Busut­til had con­sulted the new PN elec­toral cam­paign man­ager be­fore he gave his re­ac­tion. Af­ter all, what­ever is said by the Leader of the Op­po­si­tion can have a di­rect ef­fect on how vot­ers judge him. And what Si­mon Busut­til said – de­scrib­ing the bud­get as “cos­metic” and “with no vi­sion”, etc. – can only have con­firmed to in­tel­li­gent vot­ers that Si­mon Busut­til is def­i­nitely not fit to ever be trusted to lead our dear coun­try.

Eddy Priv­it­era

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