PN MPs summoned to parliamentary group meeting at hours’ notice
Nationalist MPs were informed on Monday morning of a parliamentary group meeting later that day.

Nationalist MPs were informed on Monday morning of a parliamentary group meeting later that day.

Updated 12.45pm with MP’s comment

PN MPs have been summoned on “short notice” to a parliamentary group meeting on Monday evening for the first time since domestic violence allegations emerged against Opposition leader Adrian Delia, Times of Malta is informed.

A PN source said no agenda was provided to MPs for the evening meeting.

One MP who spoke to Times of Malta expressed his anger at the rushed way the meeting was called.

The parliamentary group was only informed on Monday morning about the meeting at 5.30pm.

“What I am supposed to do, cancel my appointments”, the exasperated MP said.
PN deputy leader for parliamentary affairs David Agius did not respond to a request for comment.

In a telephone call to the Times of Malta, PN MP Mario Galea argued that it was not the first time that a parliamentary group meeting had been called on short notice under different leaders.

“Under Simon Busuttil’s leadership we were never given an agenda prior to meetings”, Mr Galea said.

Dr Delia has been facing renewed rumblings of discontent from numerous MPs, though none of them have publically called for his resignation.

Apart from the domestic violence allegations levelled against him by his estranged wife, Dr Delia is also facing numerous questions about his personal finances and past dealings as a lawyer.

An FIAU report into a Soho prostitution ring linked to the Opposition leader was sent to the police for a money-laundering investigation last year.

Leaked documents show Dr Delia is facing loan, spousal maintenance payments and other monthly commitments, including the lease of a Jaguar, of over €9,000.

While his salary as Opposition leader leaves him with around €2,700 in hand per month, Dr Delia insisted during a meeting with Times of Malta earlier this month that he was keeping up with his monthly commitments.

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