Reflections of a progressive on the eve of the European Parliament election
James Debono
Cracking the whip on the government in a mid-term test has been shackled by the Opposition's reactionary attitude on issues like abortion and foreign workers
[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: A look back at an election campaign that left people unexcited
Saviour Balzan
An election in which the size of defeat will determine the Nationalist Party's future
The tune has now changed to 'if you don’t like it leave'
Josanne Cassar

Apparently, you are not 'allowed' to say that Malta is no longer as...

Apparently, you are not 'allowed' to say that Malta...

How to abort a political party, five days before an election
Raphael Vassallo

I suppose, with only four days to go before a European election, it’s a...

I suppose, with only four days to go before a European...

Words must be translated into policies

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech, though late in the day, set the right tone for a meaningful debate to take place. But our collective...

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech,...

What are they going to promise us next? Immortality?
Raphael Vassallo

A fair percentage of all the people I have ever known, and who are now dead,...

A fair percentage of all the people I have ever known, and...

Tax harmonisation: An early silly season
Michael Falzon

No Maltese MEP would vote for an EU-wide tax harmonisation in order to follow the group he or she belongs to. Maltese MEPs of whatever party have enough sense...

No Maltese MEP would vote for an EU-wide tax harmonisation...

I know! Let’s throw a bone to the environmentalists
Josanne Cassar

‘Open spaces’ is the latest buzzword in the greenwash policy

‘Open spaces’ is the latest buzzword in the...

The Maltese far right is a danger for all to see
Saviour Balzan

Lowell is a Nazi apologist who has called the Holocaust the ‘holy...

Lowell is a Nazi apologist who has called the Holocaust the...

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...

The indignation of the Prime Minister was necessary, but...

‘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...

One must also point out that the State – which has a...

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...