Maltese politics is no longer about a battle between left and right wing ideologies, Nationalist MP Alex Borg has argued.
In a long post, Borg criticised an article by Mark Camilleri which said that Borg’s recent criticism of Manuel Delia “reflects a broader division between the conservatives and liberals – a traditional PN divide that has existed ever since Post-War times and especially after Nerik Mizzi’s demise”.
However, Borg argued that politics has evolved significantly since then.
“Mark Camilleri doesn’t know how the PN works. He is arguing that some want it to be conservative and some want it to be liberal and that this is still how politics works,” he said.
“Frankly, those are arguments from last century when people used to fight over political ideologies and believed that ideology should still be used as a weapon. We all know that society is no longer like this.”
“Politics has become about the human value of people – about how to give people the potential to do their best, with respect towards society and the environment, something that isn’t happening right now, and to ensure that no one is left behind.”
“There is nothing conservative or liberal in this, there is only common sense. These are the principles I endorse and believe are of benefit to society, and that I can only apply through respectful and decent politics.”
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