Paul Whiteley | What drove voters to the Brexit Party
The Conversation
A new Tory leader is going to have their work cut out to change the perception that the party has really messed up the Brexit negotiations and is therefore unfit to govern
Unless a balance is found, the PN will remain dysfunctional
Evarist Bartolo
Unless a balance is found, one ‘city’ will continue undermining the other to the grouping’s own detriment. It’s truly a tale of two cities. It’s the...
[WATCH] The PN needs Claudio Grech as leader
Saviour Balzan

The civil war in the Nationalist Party is not good for democracy

The civil war in the Nationalist Party is not good for...

Remove partisan politics from councils, and more people will vote
Josanne Cassar

It was only in 1998, when Sant’s short-lived administration was removed...

It was only in 1998, when Sant’s short-lived...

And then there was a party
Saviour Balzan

What will not happen surely is the decapitation of Delia, and his replacement by a level-headed politician who brings some clarity and sense

What will not happen surely is the decapitation of Delia,...

Good intentions are not enough

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want equity, and demand that the market does not rule every aspect of their life. They want intervention...

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want...

Champions League final: how money buys success on the pitch
The Conversation

Elisavet Argyro Manoli • There is a virtuous (or vicious) circle in...

Elisavet Argyro Manoli • There is a virtuous (or...

Is throwing a milkshake an act of political violence? What political theory tells us
The Conversation

Alexander Blanchard • If the right, or public opinion more widely, is prepared to call milkshaking “violence”, then it must be prepared to...

Alexander Blanchard • If the right, or public opinion...

Interpreting some of the election numbers
Josanne Cassar

This low turnout as a form of protest at this particular time in Malta is, for...

This low turnout as a form of protest at this particular...

How did we all get it so… wrong?
Raphael Vassallo

Whose fault is that, really? The voters who no longer identify with their previous political party of choice? Or the party itself: which failed to live up to...

Whose fault is that, really? The voters who no longer...

The PN truly needs a ‘New Way’

It would be futile to deny, however, that the problems facing the PN go far beyond its leadership issues, or even this result in itself

It would be futile to deny, however, that the problems...

A shot in the dark
Michael Falzon

Inivting a black Maltese girl of African origin to address a political rally was a blatant example of tokenism and not a genuine effort in favour of integration

Inivting a black Maltese girl of African origin to address...

Political battles are not won by throwing milkshake
Raphael Vassallo

Given a choice between the politician trying to campaign, and the hoodlums...

Given a choice between the politician trying to campaign,...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's videoblog: Adrian Delia's future and that of third parties
Saviour Balzan

After the European election result, it's time for some soul searching

After the European election result, it's time for some...

They shoot cats, don’t they?
Josanne Cassar

“The description of how that fateful night unfolded reminded me of some violent video game, or else the type of drive-by shootings (unfortunately) common...

“The description of how that fateful night unfolded...

If the surveys are proved correct
Saviour Balzan

If MaltaToday’s surveys are proven correct, we are looking at a 44,000-vote difference between Joseph Muscat’s party and Adrian Delia. If that does...

If MaltaToday’s surveys are proven correct, we are...

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...

Cracking the whip on the government in a mid-term test has...

[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

An election in which the size of defeat will determine the...

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...