Watch: PN is ‘literally my life,’ Delia states

Bernard Grech emphasises need for party unity

Il-Kap tal-PN Adrian Delia intervistat minn Angelo Micallef fuq NET FM

Il-Kap tal-PN Adrian Delia intervistat minn Angelo Micallef fuq NET FM

Posted by Partit Nazzjonalista on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Embattled Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia said that the party had become his entire life, while his leadership rival Bernard Grech said that it gave him everything he had in a programme which aired on the party’s media on Saturday.

Both were interviewed, separately, during the programme, and asked similar questions, including what the party meant for thme.

“Yesterday, the party used to mean a lot to me,” Delia said. “But today, it means everything. It is literally my life.”

L-Avukat Bernard Grech intervistat minn Angelo Micallef fuq NET FM

Posted by Partit Nazzjonalista on Saturday, August 29, 2020

On his part, Grech noted that the purpose of political parties was to help improve people’s live, and said that the party gave him everything he had.

“Not because it gave me a job or a position of trust,” he clarified, but through its policies over the past few decades, which he said were instrumental in helping him graduate from university, secure an adequate job and acquire a home in which he could help raise a family.

The people’s candidate vs the unity candidate

The two candidates expressed similar sentiments on a number of matters, including the government’s handling of Covid-19. Both pitted Health Minister Chris Fearne as the champion of scientifically-sound recommendations against a more populist Prime Minister Robert Abela throwing caution to the wind..

But they contrasted themselves in the way they described their prospective role as party leader.

Delia, who has repeatedly emphasised that he was the choice of the party’s paid-up members in the midst of the leadership crisis, said that his mission was to bring the party closer to the people.

“The PN must strive not to be the party of a select few… but one that truly serves the people, improves their lives and let them participate in politics,” he said. He added that he was convinced that in a short time, the party would win the respect of the public.

But Grech emphasised that the party was wracked by internal divisions, and insisted that it could not function properly if it did not become united.

Both, however, also emphasised economic concerns, highlighting the number of people at risk of poverty. Grech highlighted that the government’s economic policy was not sustainable, and that Malta’s economy was starting to decline before the pandemic struck.