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Il-mod gdid ta' Adrian Delia

Ir-rejazzjoni ta' Wayne Hewitt

Il-Kap tal-PN fil-Mira ta' Daphne Caruana Galizia

Ftit mill-attakki kontra Adrian Delia


(L-aħħar kumment dwar Delia qabel inqatlet)

You can wear the flashiest watch and keep your snazzy shirt-cuff turned up to make sure we see it, but if you shamble about with rounded shoulders, a stoop and a neck that sticks out at 45 degrees from your shoulder-blades like a tortoise’s, it kind of undoes the effect you hope to create. The make-up-free-and-practical-haircut-nanna-face and expression don’t help, either. I look at that facial expression and think that any moment now, he’s going to bring out his knitting. OCTOBER 16, 2017 AT 2:09PM


Gary Glitter. Now if he were around, he would be part of Delia's circus troupe of sexual perverts. October 13, 2017 at 6:19pm


Some people seem thrilled because the new Nationalist Party leader said during his election campaign – but then he would, wouldn’t he – that he wants to “listen to people”. How I laughed. The thought of that man listening to anyone at all is hilarious. My life experience tells me that he’s one of those who talks at people, totally oblivious to whether they are interested and without the slightest interest in hearing what they might have to say when they can get a word in edgeways. OCTOBER 12, 2017 AT 12:29AM


Delia's circus troupe of villains and scammers.  OCTOBER 12, 2017 AT 12:29AM


This website can reveal where the Nationalist Party leader, Adrian Delia, was while the Head of State, Chief Justice, Attorney-General and the party’s MPs and officials waited for him for an hour and a half at the Palace in Valletta last Friday. He was at the Massimo Dutti shop at The Point shopping mall in Sliema, browsing the rails and trying on suits and shirts. Delia was meant to be at the Palace at 5.15pm for the start at 5.30pm of the official ceremony in which he was sworn in as leader of the Opposition in terms of the Maltese Constitution. Instead, he rolled up casually at 6.40pm, offering no explanation and making no apology. October 10, 2017 at 6:36pm


Yes. I too think that he has a loose screw or several, that his massive debts about which he is so nonchalant, and his buying a suit while everyone was at the Palace waiting for him already, are symptoms of a psychological disorder.  OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 6:36PM


I don't think Delia has money stashed away overseas either. The extent of his debts in Malta, and the fact that he can't solve the situation, makes that highly unlikely. The man is a reckless spender. Reckless spenders do not have money stashed away in secret.  OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 6:36PM


Speaking their language means knowing how to handle them, and being able to foresee their moves. Delia can't do that because he's not particularly bright and is also clearly psychologically unstable. Being a crooked liar is not enough.  OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 6:36PM


The Nationalist Party has disgraced itself by allowing him to stand for election as party leader and then voting for him.  OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 6:36PM


I had spent the past few weeks writing about how the Nationalist Party would be scripting its suicide note by making Delia its leader, not only because he himself is a knave but, crucially, because when the party allows itself to be hijacked by anybody walking in from the outside, it looks weak, vulnerable and structurally disorganised. And that means people won’t feel safe trusting it to run the country. Also, the very fact that people as sub-standard as Delia and Frank Portelli were allowed to stand for the leadership election at all has decimated people’s trust in the Nationalist Party’s ability to maintain standards, let alone set them. … And that is exactly why I and a big chunk of those who voted Nationalist in the last general election now say that we won’t be voting at all: because we don’t want Delia to become prime minister and we no longer trust the political party which was crazy and disorganised enough to allow him and Frank Portelli to be contenders in its leadership election, and a party which was so lacking in political insight and so unable to read the runes that its people actually chose Delia. OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 1:15PM


Any leader who starts off by losing almost half of the electors who only a few months ago voted for the party he leads has no chance of getting anywhere. OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 1:15PM


For the good of the Nationalist Party, you should do ANYTHING BUT vote for it while Delia leads it. OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 1:15PM


I don't think you understand that lots of people no longer support the Nationalist Party as a consequence of Delia's election. OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 1:15PM


But it is not too early for me to say that I won't be voting for the Nationalist Party led by Delia and his coterie. OCTOBER 10, 2017 AT 1:15PM


And today, 20 hours later, he tweets this non-apology. I’m beginning to think that beyond being really shady, this man actually has a loose screw. OCTOBER 7, 2017 AT 3:48PM


The battle is against corruption and that battle is not fought by installing a sleaze as party leader. October 5, 2017 at 6:34pm


Delia is dodgy himself. October 5, 2017 at 6:34pm


I had an email yesterday telling me about Delia's charisma and oratorical skills. Standards are really low, aren't they. What charisma? What oratorical skills? I went to a party yesterday, and spent the greater part of the evening listening to people who had been ripped off by him, who had been exposed to one of his shocking volleys of blasphemy and swearing, or who were sickened by his wife's compulsive exhibitionism, showy spending and unpaid bills (for the showy spending). September 30, 2017 at 11:34am


I am completely distracted by Delia’s shabby and sloppy comportment. September 27, 2017 at 9:54pm


So the removal of Debono from parliament is not, as Delia falsely claims, democracy or the people getting what they voted for, but the precise opposite. SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 AT 1:24AM


Delia’s sudden claim that he has life insurance policies and health insurance policies is not reassuring but rather the opposite. It adds another massive stream of outgoings over and above his school bills, annual bank interest and huge cost of maintaining a wife, himself and five children in the extravagant manner to which they have become accustomed. SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 AT 12:17PM


Adrian Delia and his circus troupe of villains and opportunists. September 21, 2017 at 9:14pm


Delia wanted to come out of nowhere, become party leader without doing any work, and then take a seat which somebody else had campaigned for and won. In other words, instead of being elected to parliament as a representative of the people, he is going to try to bully his way in as a representative of nobody. And before a couple of members of his troupe of perverts, sex maniacs, women-traffickers and villains … September 21, 2017 at 2:08am


In his debut speech as party leader, Adrian Delia has done the same, saying: “I’m not scared of Joseph Muscat.” And the obvious thing to think there is: “He bloody well is scared of Muscat because otherwise he wouldn’t have said it.” September 21, 2017 at 1:24am


As I said, stupid people tend to flock behind Delia. September 17, 2017 at 12:43pm


Delia has terrible, really dreadful posture (clearly, nobody ever jabbed him in the back when he was growing up) and looked as though he had slept in his shabby clothes. September 14, 2017 at 10:26pm


Delia fans are immature. September 14, 2017 at 10:26pm


If you don't doubt my reports then it follows you are perfectly content to have the Nationalist Party led by somebody who laundered money for a prostitution racket. SEPTEMBER 3, 2017 AT 2:13AM


Delia can't even get his own house in order, let alone the party's. His debt-load is almost half as big as the party's. SEPTEMBER 2, 2017 AT 9:49PM


If Adrian Delia is elected Nationalist Party leader, then I am going to fight the Nationalist Party with the same vigour I fight the Labour Party, and for the same reasons. JUNE 25, 2017 AT 6:43PM


Dwar Delia

Dr Delia has faced vociferous opposition from party officials and MPs such as Jason Azzopardi, who has made no bones about his distaste for the party's new leader. … What that means for the PN’s parliamentary group, where mistrust of Dr Delia runs deep. Sunday, September 17, 2017, 01:57


Democratic Party MP Marlene Farrugia warned Nationalist members that a victory for Adrian Delia in today's leadership contest would signal the death knell for the PN. In a Facebook post, Dr Farrugia wrote: "If the members choose Delia, they will be destroying the Opposition and burying the PN. I said what I had to say."

Timesofmalta Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:41


The PN has sunk deeper in the quagmire which claimed it a number of years ago, and "DeliaPN" will snuff out any life left to it, Marlene Farrugia, outgoing leader of the Democratic Party said today. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 14:46


PN 2017 electoral candidate Kevin Cassar, who has likened Adrian Delia to Donald Trump, last night submitted his resignation as a lifelong member of the party. In his letter to assistant secretary general Jean Pierre Debono, he cited Dr Delia’s choices as one of the reasons. He said he had questions over the new PN leader’s Jersey account and serious doubts about his financial position and debts, including the tax he owes. But the most worrying factor, said Prof. Cassar, was the talk of “fighting hate”. He said this was being used to justify attacks on those who criticise the leader, including journalists and party members. The talk against “the establishment” had served to incite hatred against those who had worked honestly for the party. A “personality cult” was being established that was inimical to the principles of democracy. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 07:15


Partit Demokratiku electoral candidates will contest casual elections, the PD's executive has unanimously decided. In a statement, PD acknowledged that it stood no chance of blocking Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia from entering parliament, or of adding to its tally of two MPs.  The party however said it had no faith in Dr Delia's qualities as PN leader,  arguing that his credentials "will not go far in giving credibility to the Opposition or potential alternative government it aims to portray." Sunday, September 24, 2017, 16:54

Delia has lost the moral high ground on issues of that are currently at the centre of a raging debate in the country.


The Malta Independent 8.11.2017


DeliaPN is shrinking and haemorrhaging by the hour. Saturday, December 16, 2017, 08:51


Il-post ta' Adrian Delia fil-Parlament

Adrian Delia’s road to a parliamentary seat may be more arduous than most of his supporters thought it would be. The clearest way for him to get into Parliament would be if any one of the five Nationalist Party MPs elected in a casual election were to resign their seat. If that happens, the law states that the vacated seat would have to be filled by co-option, which means the onus would fall on the PN’s executive to catapult Dr Delia into Parliament. However, one of the five PN MPs elected through a casual election is Godfrey Farrugia, who now sits in Parliament as a Democratic Party MP and is effectively out of the PN’s control. This reduces the options to four names: PN administrative president Karol Aquilina, former Naxxar mayor Maria Deguara, former Mosta mayor Ivan Bartolo and former European People’s Party staffer David Stellini. However, all four MPs yesterday ruled out giving up their seat so that the PN chief could make it to Parliament and sworn in as Opposition leader. Dr Deguara, who was mentioned persistently as the most likely to resign, yesterday stood by past statements that she had no such intention. She vehemently denied holding meetings with Dr Delia, despite information to the contrary that reached the Times of Malta. Dr Deguara, the wife of former PN health minister Louis Deg-uara, was elected to Parliament for the first time through a casual election in the 11th district. Mr Bartolo, who is also enjoying his first stint as an MP, similarly ruled out the possibility. “I definitely have no intention of giving up my seat and have not been approached to do so,” the 11th district MP said. Mr Stellini, another first-time MP after returning to Malta from Brussels, also shut the door on the possibility. “Not at all, since I feel the seat is not mine but lent to me by my constituents,” he said when asked whether he was willing to resign. Mr Stellini was elected in the Gozo district to fill the seat vacated by Marthese Portelli, who was elected on two districts. Dr Aquilina, whose Facebook comment on freemasonry in the run-up to the leadership election was interpreted as a reference to Dr Delia’s bid, replied with a categorical “No.” The PN administrative council president is also on his first stint as an MP after making it through a casual election on the 10th district. With Dr Delia insisting that talks are under way for an agreement to be reached on his co-option to Parliament, it remains unclear with whom the discussions are taking place. Unless one of the four MPs elected through a casual election is hiding the truth, this leaves Dr Delia with a riskier route to Parliament. The PN leader may have MPs within the party fold willing to give up their seat – Gozitan MP Frederick Azzopardi yesterday said he was willing to be of service to the party – but their resignation would automatically trigger a casual election. Dr Delia cannot contest a casual election, because he was not even a candidate in the last election. His option would be to convince all unelected PN candidates on the district where the seat would be given up not to contest the casual election, allowing the PN to co-opt someone instead. But while Dr Delia may convince all unelected PN candidates to refrain from contesting the casual election, he will still have to contend with the PD candidates who ran under the PN flag. This is an added complication, unless he convinces the PD not to contest an eventual casual election. However, the PD is unlikely to do Dr Delia any favours, with departing leader Marlene Farrugia telling this newspaper she was not for turning. “We have not been approached, and if we are, my instructions to our candidates will be to hold our ground for the good of the country,” Dr Farrugia replied when asked whether the PD will play ball and instruct its candidates not to contest a casual election if Dr Delia’s only gateway to Parliament came to this. With Parliament slated to open on October 1 and the Budget expected a week later, Dr Delia’s route to Parliament is a race against time. He would want to enter Parliament and take up the mantle of Opposition leader in time to deliver his reaction to the Budget. Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 09:51



Deskrizzjoni ta’ Adrian Delia.

Mill-istess persuna li l-PN uża bħala forċina.

I can't talk about the Nationalist Party leadership election result because the newspaper went to print before it was out in the early hours of the morning. But I can and will talk about Delia's macho-man campaign - as far as a 50-year-old Maltese lawyer in spectacles can pass himself off as macho, that is - which turned the whole thing so ugly. What we saw was an exercise in pure, unadulterated chauvinism: a bossy, sexist, unreconstructed middle-aged, ill-mannered and charmless Maltese man behaving as though he never left the village (even though he would have us believe that he holidays in Switzerland every year off his credit cards and overdrafts), surrounded everywhere he goes by a gang of thugs and heavies, and with no women to be seen, not even his wife. She appeared just three times in this entire campaign: twice at the ballot box, and once at that disgraceful scene in the lobby of the Nationalist Party headquarters when her husband won the first ballot. The absence of women anywhere near Delia is a very bad sign. So is the heavy presence of the worst kinds of men - men who have a history of sexual misadventures, former drivers of some of the least savoury characters who ever belonged to the Nationalist Party and who are known in Malta as "bullies" from a bygone political era. The two go together, of course: the complete airbrushing of women from the equation and the overbearing presence of macho roughnecks. What we are looking at is the Far Right in motion, the fascist element - "taking back our party" to what it might have been in the 1930s. And when Delia's wife did appear, it was as a dumb accessory: a Barbie who was perplexed to find that Ken had gone missing, only to be replaced by a loud, rude man who ignored her completely except when grabbing her by the arm or wrist to drag her along behind him like Fred Flintstone. I've looked at a lot of what is being said on social media in this campaign, and the one thing that leaped out at me most strongly is the fact that Delia's most avid supporters are all men. Yes, men. Not even nice men, either. Barring a few notable exceptions (you know who you are, chaps), they're mainly men whose wives couldn't stand them and who are suing the pants off them, men whose wives dumped them, men who dumped their wives, rough men from all social backgrounds (because there are really rough men in all social groups), pigs, chauvinists, typically Maltese macho primitives, single men who are probably going to stay that way unless they can buy themselves a mail-order bride off Censu's ring-file binder, and loudmouths (you know who you are, too, chaps). Then there are the women. Something was very noticeable there, too - immediately noticeable. Practically all the women rooting for Delia on social media are dumb. The ones I know personally, I know to be dumb - with an intelligence quotient slightly above that of a chicken. The only reason they can write a sentence and spell is because they went to proper private schools, but their reasoning skills are abysmal. And the ones I don't know personally I can tell are dumb from the fact that they can't even write a proper sentence. Unfortunately, this fits the tragic pattern of the Trump factor: macho men and dumb women. I couldn't find a single intelligent woman on the internet rooting for Delia - not one. On the contrary, all the intelligent women I found were ripping into him and saying God forbid that XYZ chauvinist is elected because I'm certainly not going to vote Nationalist as long as he is leader. Some clearly intelligent men are supporting Delia for reasons of their own, but no intelligent women are. Intelligent women find him frighteningly off-putting. They can read the signs of what he is, the signals he gives off, but we needn't go into that here. I don't know who is at the helm of the Nationalist Party today, though the odds were what they were. But I can say this: if it's Adrian Delia, the Nationalist Party is going to morph into the macho, chauvinist party and return to the Mad Men era but definitely without Don Draper. No, instead of Don Draper we get the uncouth, ill-mannered, I've-just-slept-in-my-clothes Delia surrounded by savages.


Daphne Caruana Galizia Sunday, 17 September 2017, 08:59




Nazzjonalisti li attendew ghar-rally f'Tas Sliema favur Daphne Caruana Galizia. L-istess blogger harget qatta bla habel kontra l-istess kap gdid ta' dawk li gabrulha l-flus.


Adrian Delia QABEL l-elezzjoni ghall-hatra ta' Kap tal-PN.

Adrian Delia WARA l-elezzjoni ghall-hatra ta' Kap tal-PN.

Kliem Delia

Election campaign begins on January 1. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 20:21


I am not afraid of Joseph Muscat. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 20:21 


L-ghedewwa taghna m’humiex ahna, huma hemm barra, il-partit l-iehor, zommu f’mohhkom.


Assistenza mill-gvern lil nisa li jiehdu trattament tal-IVF

He said the Opposition was neither in favour nor against such assistance at this point in time. Sunday, October 8, 2017, 10:51


I am not a person of challenges. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:12 


I will sustain my standard of living from the wage I will be receiving. I have already said I will be selling my businesses and from the sale I will be in a position to continue settling my commitment with the banks as I have always done. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:12 


I have been in control of my debts for the past 25 years. Sunday, September 24, 2017, 10:12 


Dr Delia had told The Sunday Times of Malta he had €728,000 in outstanding personal debts with three banks. Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 21:35


The Nationalist Party should have two assistant general secretaries, with both precluded from running for political office, Adrian Delia has said.

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 16:39


Dr Delia also said he would ensure that anyone wishing to run for office on a PN ticket would first be grilled by the party's general council, with candidates then whittled down by a candidate committee, which would in turn pass on its recommendations to the party executive.

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 16:39


In a statement, Delia said Caruana Galizia does not want to relinquish her grip on the Nationalist Party. … “The time has come for councillors and members to decide who will really lead the PN,” he said. Saturday, 26 August 2017, 07:0