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