Anthony Manduca lists some of the comments and controversial statements made during interviews with The Sunday Times in 2012.

“I’m not the anointed one and I wouldn’t want that to happen”

PN MEP Simon Busuttil (September 16)

“The most beautiful thing we have in Malta is the faith given to us by St Paul. Keep hold of that, Cardinal or no Cardinal”

Cardinal Prospero Grech (February 19)

“I regret to say Alfred Sant summed him [Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando] up correctly”

Former EU Ambassador Richard Cachia Caruana (June 24)

“The days of political parties are over”

Labour leader Joseph Muscat (June 17)

“The proposals Franco Debono is making about democracy are nothing more than a smokescreen for his ambitions”

Nationalist MP Beppe Fenech Adami (January 22)

“It wasn’t a drastic act – it was what I thought needed to be done”

Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando on voting with the Opposition to oust Richard Cachia Caruana (July 1)

“Change will come through dialogue”

Mgr Charles Scicluna after being appointed Auxiliary Bishop (October 7)

“For me politicians, at least many of them, are the most dishonest people in the world”

Businessman Albert Mizzi (March 29)

“I would like to see more women involved in boards. But to have this imposed is degrading”

Former Playmobil CEO Helga Ellul (December 23)

“The Government has done what is right at all stages of this unhappy story”

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi (June 3)

“I’m under no political influence”

Air Malta CEO Peter Davies (October 21)

“We have become immune to shabbiness”

Din l-Art Ħelwa president Simone Mizzi (February 26)

“Don’t blame me for keeping the House and the country in suspense”

Nationalist MP Franco Debono (May 6)

“I felt as if I had driven over a speed bump; then somebody screamed”

Taxi driver Robert Aquilina (August 12)

“Our party currently appears to be bleeding”

Tourism Minister Mario de Marco (July 1)

“It just feels like I’m a thinking corpse”

Locked-in syndrome victim Manuel Longo (September 9)

“Anything the snus people are spinning on this is completely false”

Ex-European Commissioner John Dalli (October 28)

“I was not judged based on reasonable arguments – it was simply political expediency”

Former Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici (June 3)

“They rescued me from the dead, but I wish I had died with my wife”

Irregular immigrant Iyahen Sunday (August 19)


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