Rosa Borg (right) with Marlene and Godfrey Farrugia after the 2017 election
The former spokesperson of Partit Demokratiku has described her decision to join the ‘Orange Party’ as “an expensive and painful mistake”.
“Last year I put my trust in two politicians, I put my faith in a third party,” Rosa Borg said on Facebook, in reference to the PD’s two MPs Marlene and Godfrey Farrugia. “What an expensive and painful mistake it turned out to be! Yesterday, I learned that the main criteria for politicians is selfishness and that when the going gets tough they will always save their own skin. Still, I am thankful as tough lessons are still lessons.”
Contacted by Lovin Malta, Borg – one of the PD’s most vocally supportive members – refused to state the exact reason behind her rift with the small party, but strongly indicated it had to do with the Farrugia couple.
“I don’t believe the party is composed of just two people,” she said, while deciding not to expand further.
Her Facebook post was met with a derisive jibe from Marlene Farrugia, who told people to “forgive” Borg as she “mistakes politicians for her own personal doormats to be used and abused as necessary”.
“It is clear that you’ve had my vote and gotten where you wanted, Marlene,” Borg responded. “I expect politicians to do their duty in the Maltese parliament. I wish you everything that you sincerely wish for me.”
Borg was one of the first people to join the PD when it was founded in 2016 and was appointed its spokesperson shortly after last year’s general election, which it contested as part of a coalition with the Nationalist Party.
Borg’s predecessor Monique Agius was also met with a condescending Facebook post from Marlene Farrugia when she quit the party shortly after refusing to contest a by-election that was triggered to get the PN’s new leader Adrian Delia elected to Parliament.