Enter Jean Claude Micallef, Nationalist reject now populist clown
Saviour Balzan
Jean Claude Micallef is simply eager about being spoken about, driven by a belief that once you turn into a tannoy for populist spiel, you’re hitting a chord with the public
What can’t be laughed at, can never be defeated
Raphael Vassallo
Why run the risk of depriving future generations of a cultural influence that – for better or worse – helped to shape the very same awareness that informs so much of...
The reality of good governance | Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi

The Venice Commission has issued a positive report on our ambitious reforms. It...

The Venice Commission has issued a positive report on our...

No simple truth
Michael Falzon

Whatever the merits and demerits of Caruana Galizia’s blog, the fact is that she was on the right track in her hunt of the ramifications that became...

Whatever the merits and demerits of Caruana Galizia’s...

It was never about ‘ethical standards’, though, was it?
Raphael Vassallo

It seems that an undercurrent of Labour supporters can’t understand how a...

It seems that an undercurrent of Labour supporters...

The key to a bigger web of corruption
Saviour Balzan

The truth is that Yorgen Fenech is certainly no saint, but it is equally true that he could be the key to a more sinister web of corruption that is at the...

The truth is that Yorgen Fenech is certainly no saint, but...

The unique Maltese quirk of ‘tpaxxihomx’ (don’t give them the satisfaction)
Josanne Cassar

The reason why Konrad Mizzi still has such a following is not because these people are unable to understand that he did anything wrong, but because in the...

The reason why Konrad Mizzi still has such a following is...

Marcus Rashford, Black Lives Matter and a British premier who is out of his league
The Conversation

Chris Porter | Though football in the UK has its sectarian divides and distinct national allegiances, English football culture has traditionally tended to shy...

Chris Porter | Though football in the UK has its sectarian...

100 years and counting:  The Malta Union of Teachers
Marco Bonnici

Despite its heavy influence in education, MUT had also influenced other sectors...

Despite its heavy influence in education, MUT had also...

Seek and ye shall find...
Raphael Vassallo

See? Lost things sometimes have a way of finding themselves when you least expect it. So take heart, Keith. Do not despair. Just remember the advice of a wise...

See? Lost things sometimes have a way of finding themselves...

Malta needs a truth commission
Michael Falzon

Moral injury results when a person experiences a sense of betrayal, humiliation, frustration, anger and shame as a result of people of trust failing to do the...

Moral injury results when a person experiences a sense of...

All I want for Christmas is...  no more spin
Josanne Cassar

At one point, self-preservation will kick in and more people who have...

At one point, self-preservation will kick in and more...

What’s next in the Egrant and Macbridge mystery?
Saviour Balzan

The perception seems to be that the police are treating Schembri with kid...

The perception seems to be that the police are treating...

How Labour failed to connect with the British working class
The Conversation

Eric Shaw • Deluding others is wrong; deluding yourself is fatal....

Eric Shaw • Deluding others is wrong; deluding...

First we want foreign workers, then we deport their children
Josanne Cassar

Don’t lure TCNs here with false promises, allowing them to build a new...

Don’t lure TCNs here with false promises, allowing...

‘Tis the season to be abnormal…
Raphael Vassallo

Over the years, we have all simply accepted a whole variety of political realities that would be considered bizarre – if not downright unacceptable...

Over the years, we have all simply accepted a whole variety...

Labour at a crossroads
Evarist Bartolo

In these difficult times we must strive for reason against passion and hatred; for patriotism rather than partisanship, and above all work together for the...

In these difficult times we must strive for reason against...

Will Labour come clean? It surely cannot have it both ways
Michael Falzon

So long as Muscat clings to his position as Prime Minister, the cleaning up...

So long as Muscat clings to his position as Prime Minister,...

That social media bubble again...
Raphael Vassallo

What interests me more right now are the precise mechanics of how a minority seems to have somehow convinced itself that it had turned the tables on the...

What interests me more right now are the precise mechanics...

And then he came tumbling down
Saviour Balzan

Not all the media treated Labour and the Muscats unfairly; more importantly, Michelle Muscat’s real concern should have been the overly close fraternal...

Not all the media treated Labour and the Muscats unfairly;...