Two pints of lager and a packet of crisps
Michael Falzon
It declared that ‘food’ should be interpreted as snacks and platters and could even be a simple serving of crisps at a table of seated patrons
Xarabank: end of the road...
Raphael Vassallo
Call me suspicious, but I can’t help feeling that two controversial decisions in a single week does not exactly bode very well for the general health of our country’s...
Leaving no stone unturned

Joseph Muscat’s summoning only became possible after all the major political protagonists involved in the Panama affair had likewise either resigned, or...

Joseph Muscat’s summoning only became possible after...

We need a bigger prison
Raphael Vassallo

Like the problem of overcrowding at Malta’s prison, for instance… which has once again risen to the surface, after a number of inmates staged an...

Like the problem of overcrowding at Malta’s prison,...

Taking broadcasting absurdity to new heights

Rather than confront the issue of ‘impartiality’, then, the...

Rather than confront the issue of...

You can’t solve problems with empty catch-phrases
Raphael Vassallo

If politicians are not even going to try and come up with any solutions to...

If politicians are not even going to try and come up with...

Edward Scicluna’s pathetic ‘it wasn’t me’
Michael Falzon

There is no escape clause for minister Edward Scicluna, even if he has pleaded:...

There is no escape clause for minister Edward Scicluna,...

We know what the mistakes were, but now we need solutions
Josanne Cassar

We all know that one of Malta’s major mistakes was not requiring any swab...

We all know that one of Malta’s major mistakes was...

An open letter to Bernard Grech
Saviour Balzan

Enter this race with a vision in mind. This cannot be an opposition of hysterics, that shames opponents, that punches down on heretics and radicals or ignores...

Enter this race with a vision in mind. This cannot be an...

Politicians, give way to the experts on COVID-19 spike

Malta’s re-opening of the economy was at best haphazard, and did not...

Malta’s re-opening of the economy was at best...

Human rights can build a fairer society | Renee Laiviera

To ensure continued support for human rights, it is necessary to inform people...

To ensure continued support for human rights, it is...

A third party against tribalism | Katrina Cassar

One can easily understand why such a mindset is so toxic to Malta’s...

One can easily understand why such a mindset is so toxic to...

Equality cannot wait | Rosianne Cutajar

Rosianne Cutajar • The few, privileged opponents of this legislation will remark that it is unnecessary. I, beg to differ

Rosianne Cutajar • The few, privileged opponents of...

The EU and Malta’s migration problem
Michael Falzon

For centuries, Malta has exploited our geographical position to benefit us as a small island with practically no resources. On this one, the disadvantages seem...

For centuries, Malta has exploited our geographical...

When things do not work out
Saviour Balzan

We are now at a point where the return of COVID-19 is more dangerous than ever before

We are now at a point where the return of COVID-19 is more...

We don’t need machismo. We need maturity
Josanne Cassar

What politicians have to accept is that they are not in that role just to bask...

What politicians have to accept is that they are not in...

Conscientious objection would nullify the protection of the Equality Law

Chris Vella: Should any school, like the Spanish Inquisition of old, take action against someone who espouses even publicly ideas that go against its ethos?

Chris Vella: Should any school, like the Spanish...

Faith schools need not lose their ethos, but teachers must be employed on competence

Cynthia Chircop and Joe Grima: An Equality Act should stop discrimination, not encourage it

Cynthia Chircop and Joe Grima: An Equality Act should stop...

It’s just too easy to blame it all on immigrants...
Raphael Vassallo

Who, then, is to blame for the spectacular materialisation of this very...

Who, then, is to blame for the spectacular materialisation...

A Constitution for all
Ralph Cassar

Our Parliament, based on a winner-takes-it-all system, could have kickstarted a process of deep reform; instead it seems that they have chosen piecemeal...

Our Parliament, based on a winner-takes-it-all system,...