What is your main goal as a candidate and what would you wish to work towards should you be elected?
My priority is to ensure my country’s interests are safeguarded at all times and that all Maltese citizens have the same rights as those in other EU countries. I confirm my intention to defend Malta especially from all the false attacks on our financial jurisdiction.
I intend to safeguard our environment especially from Air & Sea Pollution, cleaner and more sustainable transportation. Addressing the global food crises by feeding a growing global population and yet still preserving the environment – Innovative Farming. Blue Growth Strategy, including: developing sectors with high potential, such as aquaculture, marine biotechnology, ocean energy .
My commitment will be towards the prosperity of my country, its people and future generations. I intend to be The People’s Voice in the European Parliament.
What is your view of political correctness? Do you think it serves as a constraint to free speech or does it protect minorities against discrimination and marginalization?
I see this question brings up more than one issue.
Political correctness is one issue, free speech, may refer to the Public in general or to Parliamentary Privilege.
Whatever it applies to, there must always be a set of set norms which regulate same. I do not agree with anyone who just splashes mud hoping that some of it may stay stick.
I say this with responsibility, during the nineteen years I was elected to the House of Representatives I always spoke my mind. Having said that I never alleged anything against anyone which was not backed by proof to substantiate what I was saying.
As to political correctness, yes, I am all out in favour. Once again I refer to my past experience in Parliament. I always made it a point to act within my remits. When mud was hurled in my direction I rebutted same not with words but with written proof.
I can say that no one ever pointed his finger and substantiated anything irregular in my regard.
Finally free speech is one of the basic pillars of democracy. If there is no free speech there is no democracy. This is why free speech is enshrined in our Constitution for we are a democratic country