The PN’s waning influence
Why, then, does the PN cling to an exceptionalist, almost identitarian and anti-feminist view of sexual and reproductive rights when its own modern, centre-right colleagues...
There is nothing ‘sustainable’ about Maltese hunting
Raphael Vassallo
Does this exhibition actually explain to students, for instance, that Malta is the only country in Europe (in or out of the EU) that permits the LEGAL hunting of...
Toying with football for personal glory

Portelli’s antics suggest that for him football is just a toy, which he plays with as he pleases.  It also suggests that Portelli is using the club...

Portelli’s antics suggest that for him football is...

Who came up with those new ‘cannabis rules’, anyway? Cheech and Chong?
Raphael Vassallo

How, then, are these people ever going to be eased out of the illegal situation that they find themselves in today… and finally brought in line with the...

How, then, are these people ever going to be eased out of...

Jailhouse rock: calls for Camilleri resignation more than justified
Michael Falzon

The legal process ignores completely the feelings and emotions of relatives and...

The legal process ignores completely the feelings and...

Waiting for justice
Saviour Balzan

Everyone in public service should be held accountable – even the judiciary – and the Bench should be part of a more open, public debate about the...

Everyone in public service should be held accountable...

Who is parenting whom?
Josanne Cassar

I am of the belief that the way children are being raised matters, but it also has to be in conjunction with the way the nation is being governed

I am of the belief that the way children are being raised...

Justice requires quality, not just quantity

It is clear that government cannot claim, at this stage, to have given the...

It is clear that government cannot claim, at this stage, to...

You can’t have a ‘best year for Malta’s film industry’… without a Maltese film industry
Raphael Vassallo

I don’t know: if that’s Clayton Bartolo’s idea of ‘the best year for Malta’s film’; I’d hate to hear his pitch for an...

I don’t know: if that’s Clayton Bartolo’s...

Prison director, and convicted criminal, at the same time

If Robert Brincau resigned, after having been convicted of a serious crime;...

If Robert Brincau resigned, after having been convicted of...

Bedknobs and broomsticks
Michael Falzon

No one knows how many cases of abuse and manipulation never see the light of day. A lot of domestic strife is never exposed. If only bedknobs and broomsticks...

No one knows how many cases of abuse and manipulation never...

PQs – no mere waste  of time!
Julia Farrugia Portelli

Question-time can actually be quite precious, giving us on the governing side and the Opposition an opportunity to go into details which otherwise would have...

Question-time can actually be quite precious, giving us on...

It’s not just the Gozo airport that’s ‘destined to fail’…
Raphael Vassallo

So while I can only applaud Alfred Sant’s umpteenth attempt to...

So while I can only applaud Alfred Sant’s umpteenth...

The never-ending saga of the big fish and the small fry
Josanne Cassar

The nation keeps being shell-shocked by these horrific deaths, but worse still...

The nation keeps being shell-shocked by these horrific...

We can do something about our leniency on excess
Saviour Balzan

The most unbearable moment in one’s life is to be awoken in the middle of...

The most unbearable moment in one’s life is to be...

Matteo Messina Denaro: end of an era, but not the end of the Cosa Nostra
The Conversation

Denaro’s arrest could well produce a power vacuum that throws the Cosa Nostra into crisis – but this is not the end of the mafia

Denaro’s arrest could well produce a power vacuum...

The wheels of justice turn too slowly

It is clear that we are looking at more than just a question of ‘inefficiency’, or ‘incompetence’, by any one individual office, but...

It is clear that we are looking at more than just a...

Farmers need fair valuation for their land | Miguel Azzopardi

The bill as currently proposed will make it more difficult for farmers to...

The bill as currently proposed will make it more difficult...

Malta, worried about climate change?  Could have fooled me…
Raphael Vassallo

At least, the European Union’s official ‘leading nation’, in...

At least, the European Union’s official...

A transparent European Parliament
Cyrus Engerer

One should have nothing to hide as a representative of citizens. Any work done in Parliament is on behalf of the citizens we represent. We get paid by each and...

One should have nothing to hide as a representative of...