So it looks like the Nationalist Party’s spelling mistake on its billboard will not be the worst political gaffe of the week.
Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, certainly no stranger to controversy, has outdone himself with an interview on Air Malta’s in-flight magazine in which he got his own age confused.
The interview, written by a ghostwriter, quotes Mizzi as saying he remembers the national airline’s first flights in 1974, even though the minister himself was not born until 1977.
Now a cheeky user has added a new ‘controversy’ to Mizzi’s Wikipedia page
“Mizzi has been noted to possess a very rare ability, that of remembering events that predate his conception, otherwise known as pre-conceptual memory,” his page reads.
“This ability is known to occur in very few politicians who are renowned for their integrity and truthfulness. In an interview for Air Malta’s inflight magazine Bizzilla, Konrad Mizzi claimed to remember Air Malta’s first flights in 1974, even though he was born three years later in 1977.”
Of course, satirical website Bis-Serjeta’ also weighed in with an article on how Mizzi remembers the construction of Ħaġar Qim, the Great Siege and the Norman invasion of Malta.