The Malta Independent 21 October 2018, Sunday

PN say Ian Borg Xarabank comment ‘shows rule of law is secondary’, PL call reaction ‘spin’

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 15:59 Last update: about 12 months ago

The Nationalist Party has labelled the Minister Ian Borg's comment on Xarabank last Friday about majority rule as 'spin'.

Speaking on the television show last Friday in a discussion about the debate on Malta's rule of law in European Parliament earlier this week, Borg said that people are speaking as though "the population never voted and never decided."

"It is like we have not done good, that it is not true that we are creating wealth and the economy has grown, (it is like) the population never voted and never decided.


Everyone is speaking about the rule of law but nobody is mentioning majority rule," he said.

In a press release, the PN said that Borg made the argument that "once a majority chooses a government, the rule of law comes secondary," slamming the comment as "unacceptable."

"This unacceptable comment from a government minister shows the mentality of government exponents who think that they are above the law," they said.

However, the government shortly afterwards marked off the PN's remark on Borg's comment as 'spin'.

"Minister Borg never said this," they stated in a press release, "..(he) was speaking about the choices that the people make and how they need to be respected too."

"Nowhere did Borg suggest that the rule of law is secondary." Reacting to the comment by PN that PL "think they are above the law," PL responded that "if there is someone who thinks they are above the law it is he who believes he can evade taxes."



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