The prayer we need to be reciting
Saviour Balzan
I believe that Grech has had all the good intention in the world in taking up the PN leadership, but I see neither savoir-faire nor sophistication in trying to resurrect the party...
If Grech stays, his reforms must be far-reaching
Only a leader with a clear vision for this party, with the stamina to coax it gently towards the road they want to take it, and some ruthless decision-making, can address the...
A paradoxical election

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large segment may not feel represented in the current two-party set up anymore; and this should increase...

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large...

How about making today a ‘Day of Silence’ instead?
Raphael Vassallo

Or do we need that ‘silence’ a whole lot more, on a day...

Or do we need that ‘silence’ a whole lot more,...

Bernard Grech has to go
Saviour Balzan

“No matter how humble Abela claims he will be... we need a new fighting force to keep a powerful government in check

“No matter how humble Abela claims he will be... we...

A bland campaign which only served to piss people off
Josanne Cassar

The two big parties were competing to see who can be the biggest spender as if...

The two big parties were competing to see who can be the...

Not back to square one!
Michael Falzon

Time will tell whether Abela’s other victory that led to his succeeding Muscat as the Labour Party leader was, in fact, just a poisoned chalice; or...

Time will tell whether Abela’s other victory that led...

The only loser is democracy

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter enthusiasm that has characterised elections in the past

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter...

And the winner is...
Saviour Balzan

If Robert Abela wants to be proud of his legacy and mature in his role as prime minister, one important mission is a major overhaul of our...

If Robert Abela wants to be proud of his legacy...

African migrants in Malta: an uncertain daily life in a hostile world | Regine Nguini Psaila

Would only they have known the beating that awaited them once in the reality of their dreams, that they would never have wished to live them. Or maybe they...

Would only they have known the beating that awaited them...

The campaigns, the parties and the choices
Saviour Balzan

If Abela wins with a substantial majority he should really be...

If Abela wins with a substantial majority he...

Abstention… from the highest court in the land

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal jurisdiction to...

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal...

If you really want to ‘change the status quo’… why vote to maintain it?
Raphael Vassallo

We all know what the actual issue underpinning General Elections 2022 really is. We all know that it ultimately boils down to nothing more...

We all know what the actual issue underpinning General...

Quattro amici al bar... thinking about that Saturday vote
Saviour Balzan

“I want a party that will respect my intelligence, protect this country...

“I want a party that will respect my intelligence,...

Neither Labour nor PN has any ‘environmental credibility’

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the ‘environmental...

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the...

Still undecided?
Peter Agius

Unless those in the lead have the competence and the commitment to bring over new growth, this country is on the path to decline

Unless those in the lead have the competence and the...

Regenerating old parties

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced their predecessor in the middle of the legislature are at the crossroads and now need a team of...

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced...

A hunting season, for an endangered bird? Sorry, but that’s just too much
Raphael Vassallo

I mean, come on. What does it really tell us, about their respective credentials as a potential ‘party-in-government’… if not exactly the...

I mean, come on. What does it really tell us, about their...

Debono Grech’s Freudian slip
Michael Falzon

The staggering amount of Labour voters who believe Labour has nothing to apologise for, follows the way of thinking of the unrepentant thief – the...

The staggering amount of Labour voters who believe Labour...

The grim legacy of 90s Russia and Putin’s rise
Raisa Galea

Considering that the country is ‘back to the 90s’, albeit without...

Considering that the country is ‘back to the...