Famous Quotes from ...

Joseph Muscat



    FOUR OUT OF TEN CHILDREN ARE WITHOUT A SECONDARY LEVEL OF EDUCATION So many children are leaving school so early. What is happening to these children? Many become manual workers who are exploited and taken for granted. They are employed month by month, year by year, with no job security, no leave, and no benefits.

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    Our families are not guinea pigs on whom we can experiment

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    If this Government found the funds to construct a new Parliament, then a Labour Government will find the money to protect peoples health

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    Labour would also promote a discussion on the living wage to ensure that all workers had a salary which enabled them to have a proper standard of living. This, would not be an imposition, but a discussion leading to consensus.

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    The country does not afford to have administrations that change for the sake of change, but that focus on what is truly important for the country

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    A PL government would be built on the values of meritocracy, honesty, and what is in the countrys interests

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    The PL believed in an open and free economy where consumers are free to make their choices and a national agency safeguarded their rights.

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    PL is the natural home of all those who are united in favour of change in Malta, and he pledged to fight for social rights against all odds, just as our forefathers fought for so many rights that are often taken for granted.

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    You (the government) are not denying me anything by not giving me the 500 increase per week, like the Minister and Cabinet were given. I said from day one I would donate the money. You are denying the money from the charities which would have benefitted.

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    Families should also be given the necessary benefits. But the government had its priorities wrong and instead of finding money to help families overcome burdens, it was spending 100 million on the City Gate project, it was building a bridge to nowhere at the breakwater and it had given cabinet members a 500 weekly raise.

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    Family policy, was not to beat on one's chest against divorce, but to create the right socio-economic circumstances to help families stay together

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    The State is abdicating its role when it came to providing marriage preparation courses, since it had left them in the hands of the Church. There has to be a synergy between the two if we want to strengthen the family

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    A Labour government was in favour of an extended maternity leave and the introduction of paternity leave. Having longer maternity leave would mean a higher participation rate of women in the employment sector. It would ultimately mean more taxpayers, and hence, more sustainable pensions.

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    Education Minister Dolores Cristina had a lot to answer for.If she knew what was going on and did not act, that was wrong. But it was also serious if she did not know what was going on.

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    The greatest value which guides us is tolerance. Dont let divorce separate our country. We are not going to take it against no one. One unity we were, we are and such we will remain.

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    Government is taxing the country dry

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    A Labour government would ensure that it was the well off who carried the heaviest burdens and now those with a small income. The people would understand the need for sacrifices when they could see that taxes were raised fairly and spent wisely.

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    A Labour government would be a governemnt which would put the countrys not the partys interest first.

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    A Labour government would be honest with the people. The people would accept sacrifices when the countrys real situation was explained to them rather than being told one thing before the election, and something different afterwards.

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    A Labour government would build on what was good and would not bring in changes for the sake of change but would instead focus on the countrys real needs.

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    A future Labour government would base itself on meritocracy not mediocrity, as at present. This would be a government based on a movement which went beyond the limits of a traditional political party

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    What is certain is that I will not allow privatization for the sake of privatization, simply to have private companies instead of the government

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    Why does the government refuse to discuss the power station, if it has a majority in parliament?The government is claims that they are waiting for the auditors report, but it is obvious the government is scared

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    Less burdens, more qualitative work and planning the future is what family policy should be all about, and not standing against divorce, you all know my position: dont let any party tell you what to do. Its up to you and your conscience

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    We need a system of childcare centres that really works and that is affordable. Women on the minimum wage cannot afford childcare centres. Besides, we need more flexibility at the workplace. There needs to be a change in mentality, also with respect to responsibility sharing in the family. We would like to reignite the flame of feminism in society.

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