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mardi, octobre 04, 2005

Non Sequitur #28

From today's Times of Malta, interviews with participants at the march organised by the Alleanza Nazzjonali Repubblikana. My red [and my brackets]... their genius.

The following are just a few of the comments by people who gathered outside City Gate before the demonstration organised by the Alleanza Nazzjonali Repubblikana.

Marco Desira, 30: "I'm here to protect my future. Repatriation is the immediate solution. The influx of illegal immigrants has reached such drastic proportions that in this case international obligations should no longer be regarded". [Who put the words in this fools mouth?]

Maria Borg, 56: "I'm here to safeguard the future of my children. The illegal immigrants are invading Malta and the island will no longer be ours at this rate. I hate them and I feel scared of them. I don't like having them around".

Rita Spiteri, 25: "I don't like travelling on the same bus with these people. Apart from the fact that they have more rights than I do - at my place of work there are two of them who have a full-time job while I am constrained to work part-time against my wish. These people are egoistic and they are carrying diseases into our country".

Marcelle and John Tabone from Birzebbuga: "What bothers us is that if we need to go to hospital we have to wait in the queue but illegal immigrants are whisked right through. We also get angry when we see pregnant women - they have a culture of having a lot of children but we have to educate them and stop them doing so while here; give them contraceptives if necessary. If we have to get them in, feed them and send them back home. Malta is too small to keep them here". [We get angry when we see pregnant women?]

Liam Gauci, 18: "We're here to protest against illegal immigration. We're prepared to accept and help a limited number who are really persecuted for a limited period of time but we cannot keep those coming for economic gains. Plus any notion of giving these people citizenship is unacceptable". [Giving them citizenship is not only unacceptable but non-existent. Unless they marry Liam or Stella of course.]

This is not just Pete Tong... this is a case of grave Stewart! Worse... we've gone Chicken Jalfrezi!*

* Cockney Slang Converter:
Pete Tong : Horribly Wrong
Stewart (Granger) : Danger
Chicken Jalfrezi. Crazy

5 commentaires:

Zemploid a dit…

While you're on the subject, you'll pardon me for engaging in a little bit of unashamed self-promotion:
http://zemploid.blogspot.com/2005/10/sweet-sweet-irony.html

That's my own personal encounter with yesterday's events ...

Fausto Majistral a dit…

Giving them citizenship is not only unacceptable but non-existent. Unless they marry Liam or Stella of course.

Actually, it's not that far-fetched: last June Dolores Cristina said that Government "was moving towards granting citizenship to refugees who have been living in Malta for 10 years".

Wolverine a dit…

A storm in a tea-cup is being created because the Govt. must pull up its socks:

(1) Hang Norman Lowell who�s behind all this.
(2) Be more bold on the economic front in its dealings with Europe and North Africa and not swallow everything constantly like idiots in our dealings. I�ve not been present at all dealings but I can just imagine.
(3)Appoint more refugee commissioners to assess the problem faster and get the immigrants out of jail faster. Also the Govt. should assess where they end up.
(4) Show Liam and Stella that these immigrants many times do jobs they do not want to do.
(5)Sedate Norman Lowell who�s behind all this and put him in a cell with an ugly big black Algerian.

Anonyme a dit…

Also the official silence of the Church on this issue dumbfounds me. Does only a freak like Montebello want to do something visible about this?

Kenneth a dit…

(4) Show Liam and Stella that these immigrants many times do jobs they do not want to do.

I see. So that should explain why there never existed a rubbish collection service in Malta prior to the recent influx of immigrants. Indeed.