“This whole story with Josip Perković and Zdravko Mustač comes as if on order for the prime minister, or was possibly even ordered by him, so that he would not have to deal with real problems in the country,” Grbin said during Question Time, asking the prime minister when the government would be reshuffled and whether he would step down or start doing his job.
“You are so rude and so low to impute to us that we instigated the story with Perković and Mustač. Are you in your right mind? What’s the matter with you?” Plenković responded.
Plenković called Grbin “a scammer” who had used an allowance for living apart from his family and later portrayed himself as a humanitarian by donating this government money to no one knows whom. He said that Grbin should be ashamed and should keep his mouth shut for a year so that people would forget he existed and should stop coming to Parliament until this was forgotten.
Pointing at the ministers in the Parliament chamber, Grbin recalled the scandals they were suspected of. “Your government is not functioning and is corrupt, but you don’t bother about that,” he said, adding that by avoiding an answer the PM did not spat in his face but in the faces of those he was supposed to represent and whose interests he should be serving.
Grbin warned that many businesses were facing higher electricity bills, which would lead to higher prices of bread and other staples, adding that government measures were not enough any more.
Plenković said that Croatia was not facing any shortages. “We are quite stable both with regard to reserves and with regard to production and imports,” he said, noting that food prices were increasing on account of increasing energy prices.
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