Malta’s far-right festers in the wounds of society’s growing inequality: we must fight with peace, unity and tolerance
Matthew Vella
The indignation of the Prime Minister was necessary, but he also presides over the economic formula that has now crafted a competition that encourages division, a...
‘Putting children at risk’
One must also point out that the State – which has a Constitutional obligation to provide free education in Malta – is duty-bound to ascertain that the same level of...
An election campaign gripped by an identity crisis
Josanne Cassar

The candidates should be telling us what makes them the most suitable people to...

The candidates should be telling us what makes them the...

Why not just put those six seats up for sale?
Raphael Vassallo

In all the years I’ve been following Maltese politics – and I voted...

In all the years I’ve been following Maltese politics...

It all starts from literacy
Evarist Bartolo

These are the types of programmes which have helped us achieve improved literacy rates, reduce early school-leaving and strengthen student attainment figures

These are the types of programmes which have helped us...

Overplaying the abortion card

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party leader would resort to playing this card. This is, after all, not the first time that the PN has...

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog: The election issues...
Saviour Balzan

The environment, abortion, the economy and the lack of a charismatic unifying...

The environment, abortion, the economy and the lack of a...

How to (accidentally) legalise abortion in Malta...
Raphael Vassallo

The PN must be banking a very great deal on the success of this strategy, if...

The PN must be banking a very great deal on the success of...

Transparency and accountability: No cheap solutions
Michael Falzon

The declared intention of moving towards negotiating procedures in public...

The declared intention of moving towards negotiating...

Grounded in truth
Saviour Balzan

Beyond the theatrics of Magistrate Joe Mifsud, the judiciary has also acted correctly and without fear or favour – often to the detriment of the Labour...

Beyond the theatrics of Magistrate Joe Mifsud, the...

Keeping it real with those billboard messages
Josanne Cassar

I realise it is not easy to come up with snappy, snazzy slogans which fit on a...

I realise it is not easy to come up with snappy, snazzy...

Parks are needed where people live

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the...

This is not an environmental policy. This is showboating
Wayne Flask

I like trees and all that, but the extension to the Ta’ Qali...

I like trees and all that, but the extension to...

The return of the Brussels abortion scare
Kurt Sansone

In a re-run of history, the main actors have traded places as the PN dangles...

In a re-run of history, the main actors have traded places...

The rise of Nazism is not a ‘protest vote’
Raphael Vassallo

The days when Malta was largely homogenous – all Christian, all...

The days when Malta was largely homogenous – all...

When private parties spill over into public streets
Josanne Cassar

Although I joked about the amount of flesh on display in Qawra at the beginning...

Although I joked about the amount of flesh on display in...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

Beyond the flags there’s another country
Evarist Bartolo

Have you ever heard of one proposal from the PN in two years? You'd think a...

Have you ever heard of one proposal from the PN in two...

The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon

In the early 1970s, the then Labour adminstration failed to appoint the Constitutional Court as a means to pressure the Opposition into agreeing with the...

In the early 1970s, the then Labour adminstration failed to...

We have forgotten how to argue
Raphael Vassallo

To replace ‘arguments’ with ‘insults’ is to automatically concede defeat. It proves that the argument you are attempting to assail is...

To replace ‘arguments’ with...