A campaign that promotes unity and change - Joseph Muscat
It is the need for change and unity and not fear that will be the main features of the electoral campaign of the Labour Movement, PL Leader Joseph Muscat said this evening.
After meeting the Party Executive, the Parliamentary Group and candidates, the leader of PL held a press conference during which he explained how the upcoming electoral campaign would be one that follows a clear direction addressing the thirst this country has for a better future.
Dr Muscat highlighted the team spirit and sense of unity that reign within the PL and which counters the weapon of fear and scaremongering applied by Gonzi PN. “We will be agents of unity and promote nothing but a positive message,” Joseph Muscat held whilst severely critisicing the PN’s approach of sending anonymous leaflets targeted at civil servants with the aim of instilling fear from PL.
Dr Muscat questioned what he described as flimsy reasons given by the PN as to how the party had gained ownership of private data of particular people, which data is not available from the electoral register as claimed by PN officials. The leader of PL stressed that civil servants need not fear and that their future is secure if the PL secures leadership of the country, “I give my personal guarantee that you may disagree with us, but you can work with us," Dr Muscat held.
Joseph Muscat confirmed that both parties have agreed that in view of the upcoming fund raising events, no campaigning will take place as of next Monday and billboard will be used for advertising purposes until the electoral campaign kicks off on January 7. Never the less, the PL Leader critisised Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi for applying the maximum stretch of time to go to the ballots even with Gonzi PN in shambles.
Dr Muscat stated that this morning President George Abela asked him for his views and he reiterated that the Christmas season should not be used for campaigning and he trusts that the Government will not enter into long term financial commitments in the coming weeks, in order to spare more financial burdens on a new government