Today’s Parliamentary session opened to an unusual spectacle, as MPs and the Speaker ended up in a paper shower in the form of currency.
This is the same paper currency distributed during protests by NGO Repubblika.
The Nationalist Opposition members left the Chamber as soon as today’s Parliamentary session started.
When the Speaker called for approval of the Minutes, Opposition leader Adrian Delia stood up to make a declaration. The Speaker pointed out that Dr Delia was not following the Orders of the House, but Government Whip Byron Camilleri gave permission for Dr Delia to speak.
The Opposition leader stated that the Opposition would be leaving the Chamber until such time as Dr Joseph Muscat continued to occupy the post of Prime Minister. This statement was met with clapping by Opposition members, and paper in the form of currency was thrown into the middle of the Chamber.
Meanwhile, Speaker Anglu Farrugia read out a letter of resignation from MP Helena Dalli, after the latter started in her new post as European Commissioner with effect from Sunday 1 December.
The House then proceeded with its schedule, with questions being put by Labour MPs, and with the Prime Minister speaking about the case of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Despite this, MP Marlene Farrugia did not leave the Chamber and put supplementary questions to Economy Minister Chris Cardona.