Weak third parties, and the Lowell 'phenomenon'
Saviour Balzan
Malta is calling out for a third party with clear vision...Someone who can challenge the duopoly
How far will Mayor Pete go?
Matthew Bugeja
Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare locally, but the young Mayor has a steeper hill to climb than most realise
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...

What are they going to promise us next? Immortality?
Raphael Vassallo

A fair percentage of all the people I have ever known, and who are now dead,...

A fair percentage of all the people I have ever known, and...

Tax harmonisation: An early silly season
Michael Falzon

No Maltese MEP would vote for an EU-wide tax harmonisation in order to follow the group he or she belongs to. Maltese MEPs of whatever party have enough sense...

No Maltese MEP would vote for an EU-wide tax harmonisation...

I know! Let’s throw a bone to the environmentalists
Josanne Cassar

‘Open spaces’ is the latest buzzword in the greenwash policy

‘Open spaces’ is the latest buzzword in the...

The Maltese far right is a danger for all to see
Saviour Balzan

Lowell is a Nazi apologist who has called the Holocaust the ‘holy...

Lowell is a Nazi apologist who has called the Holocaust the...

For the sake of one future bride: being gay is not an on-and-off switch
Josanne Cassar

I hope X Factor’s ‘gay convert’ Matthew Grech's future bride realises what a mistake it is to believe sexual orientation can just be...

I hope X Factor’s ‘gay convert’ Matthew...

Reports in closed drawers are no solution
Evarist Bartolo

There was (and to a large extent there is still) a crude definition of...

There was (and to a large extent there is still) a crude...

Regulating the rental market
Michael Falzon

The most glaring absence in the White Paper is that it lacks any indication of what penalties are involved when landlords or tenants ignore the rules, like,...

The most glaring absence in the White Paper is that it...

A poll about murder... maybe they’re onto something
Raphael Vassallo

How can 94.4% of PN voters believe it was the government, while 22.2% –...

How can 94.4% of PN voters believe it was the government,...

Politicians behaving badly
Josanne Cassar

It seems to me that the majority of the public no longer cares about expecting high standards from its elected representatives

It seems to me that the majority of the public no longer...

The recklessness of the chatty and unprofessional foreign press
Saviour Balzan

"And it is here that the foreign press that wants to dig deeper should be...

"And it is here that the foreign press that wants to...

Mandatory waste separation in Malta? About time
Josanne Cassar

We simply do not appreciate how well Malta’s waste collection system...

We simply do not appreciate how well Malta’s...

What’s whores for Cardona is cocaine for Casa…
Raphael Vassallo

The burden of proof is supposed to work exactly the same way in both scenarios:...

The burden of proof is supposed to work exactly the same...

Successful inclusivity is different from inclusivity
Evarist Bartolo

In Malta, we have the wrong idea that if a child is in a mainstream classroom...

In Malta, we have the wrong idea that if a child is in a...

Beware the socially toxic proposals of ‘Malta’s employers’
Ralph Cassar

The Malta Employers Association’s anti-people Budget...

The Malta Employers Association’s anti-people Budget...

New trends in the labour market
Michael Falzon

Like a musician who goes from one gig to the next, the gig economy refers to a growing range of workers who don’t have typical stable employment but work...

Like a musician who goes from one gig to the next, the gig...

‘I believe I can fly...’
Raphael Vassallo

It was lack of evidence that made me sceptical to begin with; and with evidence still lacking after the inquiry, it would take a heck of a lot more than...

It was lack of evidence that made me sceptical to begin...