Rosianne Cutajar has finally been kicked out. She didn’t jump. She was never going to. She was pushed. And it took all of Labour’s strength, sweat and blood. She clung on desperately. She dug her fingernails into Robert Abela’s eyelids to stop him from banishing her.
The woman has no insight. She lives in a cocoon. She has no sense of the opprobrium and disgust she elicits. She has no inkling of the shame and embarrassment she has caused and is still causing her own party and the country. She cannot believe her party dumped her. Her massive sense of entitlement is staggering. But who can blame her?
Robert Abela betrayed her. He was on her side from the start. He always stuck his neck out for her. He furiously denounced Mark Camilleri just 10 days ago. Abela was categorical: “Rosianne Cutajar already paid the price for her behaviour and she should not pay the price a second time”.
He couldn’t have been clearer. The prime minister closed the case. He left no doubt in anyone’s mind, least of all Cutajar’s, that she wasn’t going anywhere. He was determined to shield Cutajar. He kept repeating the same phrase – “she paid the highest price”.
The highest price means there’s no higher price. It meant only one thing. I, Robert Abela, will defend my friend Rosianne. He viciously attacked Mark Camilleri and called him a misogynist and cruel for publishing those chats “at a particular moment in her life to inflict the greatest harm”.
Abela declared that “those messages have been known about publicly for so long that they led to Cutajar’s resignation”. According to Abela, there was nothing new in those chats.
Cutajar was secure. She was guaranteed the prime minister’s backing. Emboldened by Abela’s support, she went to the Attorney General and the courts. She got the police commissioner to investigate Camilleri in record time. Cutajar felt untouchable. She knew she could count on her gym partner.
Spare a thought for Rosianne. Just imagine the sense of betrayal she must harbour against Abela. Imagine her utter bafflement when barely four days after leaping to her defence, Abela made an almighty U-turn. “Nobody is bigger than the party,” he declared.
How could he? He hadn’t even bothered speaking to her. He didn’t even have the guts to face her. “The message of the prime minister needn’t be communicated in a face-to-face meeting,” he declared sheepishly four days later “and the message has arrived”. As always, Abela was deluded. That message hadn’t arrived. It still hasn’t, even now.
Cutajar is still incredulous. Hadn’t Abela attacked Camilleri for being cruel and for waiting for “this particular moment in Cutajar’s life” to expose her? If Abela was so enraged by Camilleri’s cruelty, how could he humiliate her in this way, at “this particular moment of her life”?
Abela must be even crueler.
Abela is paying the price for his appallingly bad judgement. He will forever pay the price for spurning Cutajar. Her revenge has already begun.
In her pitiful Facebook post announcing her resignation from the Labour party parliamentary group, she beat up Robert Abela with his own stick. She used his very words. She quoted him verbatim to humiliate him. She’s showing Abela up for the weak, malleable invertebrate that he is.
This is what Abela said just days ago, she screamed in her post: “Two years ago I carried the political responsibility and I paid the political price by resigning from my post as parliamentary secretary, even though I committed no illegality”.
Cutajar fails to realise that the price paid for illegality is not resignation, it’s jail.
“After the usual insistence by a few (xi whud), I was put under pressure to carry some type of responsibility a second time,” she stated, quoting Robert Abela. It was Abela who declared Cutajar shouldn’t pay the price a second time.
By using his own words, Cutajar’s paying him back. You cannot trust the man, is her message. He’ll defend you one day, and discard you the next. See what he’s done to me. “Nothing new came out of those chats” she declared, echoing Abela’s comments.
“I continued to work within the party without resentment (supervja),” she protested. “I continued to give my contribution to the party and the country without any expectations even though I felt that I would be unfairly overlooked for a cabinet post.”
Abela is so ungrateful. He knew Rosianne continued to work for the country even though he wouldn’t give her a cabinet post. How selfless, how noble.
Cutajar made Abela’s week hell. She resisted till the end. She humiliated him by refusing to go. She exposed his utter helplessness by defying his “clear message”. And if Abela thinks the worst is over, he’s deluded again. The pain has only just begun.
“You can kick me out of your party, but you’re not going to get my parliamentary seat,” Cutajar screeched. Cutajar will not let Abela rest. Like a wounded beast, she’ll retaliate – she already has.
Cutajar’s expulsion was the right decision. But Abela should have made it two years ago. He didn’t. He chose to let Cutajar drag his party and the country into the muck. He chose political expediency. And now he’s been left looking like a fool.
But the saga doesn’t end here. There are far more important questions. How did Cutajar get a consultant job at ITS? Who appointed her despite her evident incompetence in the field? Who approved her appointment? Is Pierre Fenech being investigated? When will an investigation into her fake appointment be initiated? When will she pay back the tens of thousands of euros she was paid? Where has her tax investigation got to)?
The whole Rosianne pantomime reveals two important facts.
First, Robert Abela’s government is no better than Muscat’s: Melvin Theuma got a fake job as a reward, Rosianne Cutajar got a fake job as her reward.
Second, Rosianne Cutajar was right: the truth will out.
Mark camilleri, that hypocrite who was fine with joe muscat until Bobby kicked him out . He is a wolf trying to fool us all thinking he is a sheep
It is evident that you have your facts wrong.
Bobby did not kick out Joey out, he had to resign due to his incompetence and being labelled the most corrupt politician of the year.
It was Mrs Joey who backed Bobby to be leader of the PL and PM. Notwithstanding that Chris Fearne was deemed to be the better candidate within the PL.
Why? Because Mrs Muscat knew Abela is weak!
I think that you might have misread Steve M’s comment. The reference was different to the way your replied to him. I understood this comment as being that way, that Camilleri was on good terms with Joseph Muscat for the job as chairman of the NBC Malta. It was the Abela administration that ended his contract as chairman of the NBC Malta.
…someone made us believe that she is a dear.
Mark Camilleri holds traditional socialist views. Slowly but surely he began to realise that Labour no longer means Socialist. Today’s Labour represents Consummate Greed.
He was appointed Executive Chairman of the National Book Council in July 2013 and discharged by the Labour administration of Robert Abela in 2021 after he became a critic of government corruption (https://markcamilleri.org/about/).
Please get your FACTS and your TIMELINE right.
Currently, Camilleri is being threatened and persecuted by Malta’s Masonic Mafia aka the current criminal government and their business (developers) associates via their captured institutions. Just like Daphne used to be. All because he exposed a tiny fraction of this government’s corruption.
Wake up. The island is occupied by Greedy and Insane terrorists.
Our country is kept hostage by people that are very close to the government. We Maltese people are being betrayed by politicians who are filling their pockets at our expenses. Developers are placing themselves as the people saving the country by guaranteeing us jobs that after all are filled by foreign people. What’s next in the PL Saga? Another MP who wants to do like Rosienne ie “Nithanzer”. Is this the same party of Mintoff? If it is so, I cannot recognize it! I realize why they changed its name to PL. People like Conrad, Rosienne etc make me feel very sorry and ashamed that sometimes I voted PL. Government promises us open spaces but we are only seeing concrete buildings popping up everywhere, I think in this country we have surpassed the point of no return in many aspects.
Agreed and I would add that the government and the delinquent so-called developers are one and the same. They feed on each other. The government enacts laws to please the developers; and the developers make sure the pockets of lesser beings, whom they need in order to implement their criminal intent stay filled. The lesser beings include ministers, junior ministers, top ranks of the police force, key judges, hordes of bent avukati and, if push comes to shove, they engage their hired hoodlums. If anyone gets in the way, they switch their mobster button in no time.
It is very doubtful that Mark Camilleri has left the island because of a relatively small fine and some months in prison.
It is very likely that he left because he grasps (as we all should) that his life is in danger.
PS Developers and other tainted business folk come from both PL& PN backgrounds and currently constitute the real Maltese ‘establishment’.
May the extinction of this crooked dis-establishment be:
RAPID & IMMINENT
In all likelihood, she might have been the darling of many!
that hypocrite who was fine with joe muscat until Bobby kicked him out …….haha he was not fine with any of them, but if they wanted to be called the Labour Party, they couldn’t exactly throw him out, could they?
“he’s been left looking like a fool”— LOOKING like a fool? I think he has PROVED what he is.
Brilliant article! I can see the frustration in the words over the situation.
Cutajar should do us all a favour and not involve herself in politics any more. We have never seen an ounce of integrity and this is the price Malta has paid. The payment of 30k should be subject to a board review and subject to good conduct and other acceptable levels of service to the country.
The tax payer does not agree with the payout and the price will be paid by the Prime Minister in votes and surveys!!
The PL, just it was with the old MLP. The book by the title ‘Is-Sriep Regghu Saru Velenuzi’ which has been adapted for a film of the same name, is one of Mark Camilleri’s favourits, as he stated himself.
When he wrote on his own website, and also stated in interviews with the Maltese media, how his ‘old friends’ abandoned him because of what he was going to reveal in his published book ‘A Rent Seekers Paradise’ he must have felt being let down by those close to him.
I wonder, how long will it take until those who praise him today will forget about him in due course once this ‘Cutajar affair’ is over. In politics, which plenty of examples from all political leanings prove, there is no such ‘real friendship’, no such ‘lasting solidarity and loyalty’. Everybody in high ranking positions is destined to sooner or later either fall upon his / her own arrogance or by the plotting of those who are ambitious and thus also determined to climb up the ladder to the top. That’s the nasty nature of partisanship in politics. You choose your allies on your way to the top, you make compromises to oust others who you consider to be in competition for the ‘top job’. It’s always the same.
Therefore, I am not surprised by what has been going on during the past couple of weeks, not even in regards to the past couple of years. The system works in its own ways and is a like a law onto itself. It applies for every party that either is, has been and again strives for getting back into power.
I have no pity on Ms Cutajar, she fell on all the vices she has and brought it all onto herself, with realising that she should have known what she was in for right from the start when entering politics. But she obviously was too arrogant and too selfish to acknowledge that. Lying to others is in the end always also lying to oneself. That’s what she has been ignoring and continues with it.
I just like, for a short moment, contrast this story with the way the PN has treated the lawyer of the Caruan Galizia family and activist of Repubblika, as well as former PN MP, Mr Jason Azzopardi. All the efforts he took in his quest for justice for Daphne but also beyond that particular case, for justice in general, he has done as I believe because he is convinced that Malta deserves better. How has that been ‘rewarded’ by the present PN leader? Dr Grech, always being caught like sitting between two factions in his own party, for what reasoning it really have been, let Mr Azzopardi down. The decision by Dr Grech to ‘bring the two factions’ together, which means to ‘reign in’ his opponent Adrian Delia, was in my opinion the real reason to drop Mr Azzopardi. Now his no longer an MP and concentrates his commitment to Repubblika. Dr Grech has made a decision for the sake of his own career and the sake of his party. But the ‘Blue Heros’ project can be said have died with the last year’s GE.
All the scandals by the PL and the infights of the PN are both sending a message to the electorate that in fact, none of the two is really fit for government. They are not what others who are not blindly or ideologically biased voters would vote for. Repubblika could do better and I am also convinced that by now, they have the better people among them, those who neither can do with the PN anymore and certainly not with the PL. It all calls for an alternative and that is the problem, this alternative hasn’t been formed itself yet. Maybe this alternative party to vote for would be more like a ‘People’s Party’, somewhere at the centre between the political right and left, but anything but a ‘populist’ one because those who abstain from the polls, have had enough of this crap.
To say that Malta deserves better, also requires to have better parties and leaders. Mr Azzopardi would be one of those better leaders, but the PN of today is certainly not his home anymore, as it appears. Just like the PL isn’t anymore for some others who are now the ‘outcasts’ of it. Different examples, but always coming down to one and the same, the ‘sneaky nature of politics’ that eats up everyone who joins the club.
I don’t believe the laments and the crocodile tears of those failed and fallen politicians, they knew what they were in for, how far they went and what the risk taken was in regards of a price to be paid one way or another. Even when they didn’t know it right from the start, they cannot tell me that they didn’t grow up with and thus into the system. Nobody can really be that stupid to not realising it. They sold their soul and the party politics took it. That was the deal all along and it is set to remain that way because the system never really changes. Just the people in place do. And to conclude this I just like to quote the other by now disgraced former PM of the UK, Mr Boris Johnson who on his day of resignation from his office said this:
‘And my friends in politics, no-one is remotely indispensable and our brilliant and Darwinian system will produce another leader, equally committed to taking this country forward through tough times’.
In Boris Johnson, one has the mirror image of Joseph Muscat and Robert Abela, but also of other politicians who have submitted themselves to the nature of politics. They all failed themselves in the end. Just that he is a Conservative and a Brexiter, but also very similar to his counterparts from the PL in Malta. So, that doesn’t make much of a difference, does it?
Gym buddy that’s a good one!!!
Why did she go to the gym posing for pics!!!
Manipulating as much as possible using the gym as an excuse!!!
The audacity of this person is incredible.
Most probably she will not even vote pl in the next election and yet Gahan tax payer will give her 30,000.
Make your votes count!!
The Continuity Prime Minister must have seen the surveys of the past week or so. They must have looked very bad for his party. Worse than the last ones before them, which date back to before the Nuxellina leaks.
Hence he went back to his political forte: another U turn.
It was a big mistake of Robert Abela to let Rosianne Cutajar be nominated as a candidate on Labour ticket when he already knew about the chats.
As ever Kevin absolutely spot on, a banshee intent on revenge and even more money from the taxpayer, Ghanism at it’s best, will be better when she gets evicted from Parliament as she is unfit to lead anything socially or politically, at which point she will be donated a €200.000 year consultancy to shut up.
1. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.
2. We have been told that, with Ms Cutajar’s resignation, the ‘standards’ have been raised. Has the Commissioner’s job been made even more ‘difficult’ now?
Pointing fingers at Cutajar and Abela will not address the core issue.
We need to be barking up (and dragging to court) the hollow tree of the Commissioner of Police, the Attorney General, the Auditor General, and the Permanent Secretary Min. of Finance.
In the meantime, it appears that the zealous on formalities FIAU, is sitting on its hands, waiting for a STR.
“Nobody is bigger than the party, whoever you are. PM please note.
Nobody is bigger than the party, except the leader. The ever bigger than the party was first Dom Mintoff until the other bigger one came along the way, Joseph Muscat. On every bigger than the party follows as smaller successor who uses the phrase PM Abela has done.
But, not to forget, there is one thing even bigger than the party and the bigger than the party leader, it is money.
How does one teach students what Socialism stands for? Who can one use as an example Joseph or Konrad, the Prime minister or some person of trust, Gavin or Musumeci? Ara Dan socialist jaqbes ghal haddiem, jaqla paga u ihallsu t taxxa , ezempju il PM ghandu b miljun euro boats, xtara farmhouse b xejn ghax il mepa hargietlu il permessi f gimgha, ohra b 12 il bedroom ghawdex, it tifla Skola tal gvern mat tfal tal haddiem jibghata ghandu businesses ma kuntratturi u kriminali, socialist ta ezempju uniku espert kif jinganna lil nies tieghu , jinganna b intenzjoni ta hazen u komdu jinganna lil vera socialisti Bhal siehbu joe invictus u jekk ma twarrabx tispicca splodut
PL GOVERNMENTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A DISASTER FOR MALTA.
THE ONLY SURE WAY IS NEVER TO TRUST THEM, NEVER.