The Malta Independent 19 January 2020, Sunday

What are we left with?

Andrew Azzopardi Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 09:54 Last update: about 3 months ago

After these eventful days and weeks;

- We are left with an assassinated journalist (and a family still unable to bereave);

- We are left with an Opposition that is trying to juggle (I believe unsuccessfully) with 3 factions; ta' Adrian, ta' Simon u tal-PD;

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- We are left with a class struggle within the PN;

- We are left with a Labour Party that is starting to show cracks in its indefatigable armor;

- We are left untrustworthy of Parties;

- We are left with a lot of Nationalists without a ‘home’;

- We are left with a battered PM who is on the defensive, ushered and protected by his assistants when faced with the media (when I know him to be enduring);

- We are left with a civil society which is livid and growing in numbers;

- We are left with people feeling confused and uncertain;

- We are left with a middleman who will go out scot free;

- We are left with a business mogul (who did a lot of business with the Government) who claims that he can tell us a lot about people close to the PM and their alleged wrong doings;

- We are left with a twist of the tale every day;

- We are left with an improved civil rights agenda, gender balance and other very important social initiatives, but also left with some challenging issues, namely, homelessness, loneliness and high rent prices – now that the PM is on his way out;

- We are left with fat pigs who got fatter;

- We are left with an 'us' and 'them' schism that is growing to 60's and 80's proportions;

- We are left with some really embarrassing international media coverage;

- We are left with the Fourth Estate as one of our last Institutions’ standing up to this mayhem;

- We are left with a number of academics taking the front line in resisting this political blockade;

- We are left with a Government media machine which has imploded;

- We are left with a Police Force, that notwithstanding has apprehended the killers, the middle-man and the one who has commissioned the killing - is still criticized from all quarters;

- We are left with implanted doubts on the Police Chief Investigator;

- We are left with uncertainties on how this whole situation unraveled and doubts whether it was tainted;

- We are left with a business community that is in bed with some or many politicians - and still at it;

- We are left with people who are completely alienated from politics;

- We are left with a lot of doubt by many on whether our Institutions are actually functioning;

- We are left with a resistance that is founded on women activism;

- We are left with politicians that we cannot trust;

- We are left with politics based on surveys;

- We are left with no leadership in this country; Unions, chambers, associations – some only conveniently speaking now that the eye of the storm has passed;

- We are left with a dejected Prime Minister who sooner rather than later will/may be a memory for most, kicked out by some wrong decisions;

- We are left with a whole bunch of party apologists that believe politics is as good as ‘one’s own bank account’;

- We are left with a lot of young people not interested in party politics but still engaged in the resistance;

- We are left with a lot of time being taken away from our duties and responsibilities because we are all focused on what might happen next;

- We are left with a number of industrialists, businesses and entrepreneurs starting to notice a slow-down;

- We are left with a lot of pelting of eggs and carrots, crash barriers and other dangerous stuff;

- We are left with a Prime Minister being reported as saying to the reporters that he felt betrayed by his personal assistant;

- We are left wanting a Parliament that is respectful to its duties but instead is only keen on sparring, bitch fighting and macho skirmishes;

- We are left with a feeling that this is going to get worse;

- We are left with hardly any Christmas spirit;

- We are left with a survey stating that Prime Minister Muscat is still very popular;

- We are left with chaos and a country acting like a headless chicken;

- We are left with no 'Left';

- We are left not knowing what is right;

- We are left to our own devices...

- We are left with hope, because in this country when the going gets tough we know how to keep going !

 

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