Opposition leader Adrian Delia has said he has never used illicit drugs and would have no problem submitting himself to testing on a voluntary or mandatory basis.
“The Nationalist Party expects the highest ethical standards from its Members of Parliament. The use of illicit drugs is not only unethical but also illegal and cannot be acceptable or justifiable under any circumstance,” Delia told Lovin Malta. “I have never made use of illicit drugs and would find no objection to submit myself to testing on a voluntary basis or should it become mandatory. Indeed it would be a welcome development should the newly appointed Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards be entrusted with overseeing and enforcing such a new practice.”
Lovin Malta contacted several politicians in the wake of a sworn affidavit by one of PN MEP David Casa’s former aides, who claimed his employer used to habitually use cocaine. Casa has denounced the story as a disgusting lie intended to tarnish his reputation, but has said he will only take a drug test if Labour’s MPs do likewise.
No Labour MP has so far stated they would be willing to submit to drug tests, dismissing Casa’s request for them to do so as a ridiculous attempt to divert the story away from him.