If Malta broke international law… so did the European Commission
Raphael Vassallo
It therefore follows that, should a European policy be deemed ‘illegal’, the people responsible for is implementation should face criminal proceedings in a court of law
Why do Christians wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?
The Conversation
Michael Laver • Christians bearing the sign of the cross on their forehead this Wednesday will be sharing a formal practice that dates back over a thousand years, and more...
No one knows anything
Michael Falzon

The survey confirmed that Delia became PN leader as a reaction to the ‘forma mentis’ of those in the know-it-all bubble – for want of...

The survey confirmed that Delia became PN leader as a...

Is the Caruana Galizia public inquiry really working?
Saviour Balzan

The public inquiry seems to be a show of naïveté about what has...

The public inquiry seems to be a show of...

Public sentiment does not grow in a vacuum
Josanne Cassar

The ongoing public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, which...

The ongoing public inquiry into the murder of Daphne...

Labour at 100: the need for self-reflection

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for the party to adopt...

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for...

What's €35 to you?
Josanne Cassar

The inequity of household incomes has been brought very much into the forefront with this cheque, proving once again how everything in life is relative

The inequity of household incomes has been brought very...

Malta’s medical doctors: No to total ban on abortion

By Gilbert Gravino and Liza Caruana-Finkel • Contrary to the long-held...

By Gilbert Gravino and Liza Caruana-Finkel • Contrary...

‘Politics pollutes policing’
Raphael Vassallo

Let’s face it: a state cannot be defined as ‘normal’ if it allows politics to impede the police from investigating serious crimes. But at...

Let’s face it: a state cannot be defined as...

The courage to rectify past mistakes

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in one of its own budgets, and set up a public agency that would be responsible for tracking...

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in...

Tear down the wall...
Raphael Vassallo

Ultimately, Robert Abela can only restore confidence in the system by coming to grips, once and for all, with all its underlying cracks and fissures… in...

Ultimately, Robert Abela can only restore confidence in the...

A house divided against itself
Michael Falzon

Delia is probably delusional, but so are those who want to oust him… they refuse to face the truth why so many PN voters switched. They lack political...

Delia is probably delusional, but so are those who want to...

The PL-PN duopoly is finally fraying. And in ways least expected | Godfrey Baldacchino

For a party in government for seven years, rattled of late by allegations and revelations of shady deals and corrupt practices, the PL’s stratospheric...

For a party in government for seven years, rattled of late...

Why does disagreeing with someone have to lead to rage?
Josanne Cassar

As a nation we should thank this whistleblower who was brave enough to expose...

As a nation we should thank this whistleblower who was...

For Abela, an urgent political decision is up next...
Saviour Balzan

Robert Abela is in a quandary. Apart from the NAO investigation, he will...

Robert Abela is in a quandary. Apart from the NAO...

The institutional rot still runs deep

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must be addressed at its head. Without strong moral leadership there can be no revolution inside the...

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must...

People at the top decided to rewrite the rules
Josanne Cassar

What intrigued me about this documentary was the clash of two very different...

What intrigued me about this documentary was the clash of...

17 blue heroes, standing on a wall...
Raphael Vassallo

They never once challenged him for the leadership themselves; nor have they ever availed of their presumed majority in Parliament to strip him of the title of...

They never once challenged him for the leadership...

The die is cast...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks of the party could be very damaging, if not fatal. And as party grassroots move to take sides in...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks...

Chantelle was stabbed by Justin… and our cultural and social welfare deficits | Maria Brown

Expecting people to unlearn our galvanised gender stereotypes – just because relevant authorities argue that these are politically or morally incorrect...

Expecting people to unlearn our galvanised gender...