The role of useful fools
Michael Falzon
In this case, the easiest way out would be for the authorities to publish the Attorney General’s actual minute rather than allowing yet another controversy based on...
Standing our ground
Saviour Balzan
We must take stock of the situation and realise that we cannot sit by and simply take things at face value
A Constitution for all
Ralph Cassar

Our Parliament, based on a winner-takes-it-all system, could have kickstarted a process of deep reform; instead it seems that they have chosen piecemeal...

Our Parliament, based on a winner-takes-it-all system,...

Migration, COVID-19 and the Prime Minister’s shameless TV appearance
Kurt Sansone

After a week of silence despite a surge in COVID-19 cases, Robert Abela spoke on One TV. Kurt Sansone takes the Prime Minister to task on his misguided...

After a week of silence despite a surge in COVID-19 cases,...

'One of us'
Michael Falzon

In my book, their actions eclipse by far Adrian Delia’s shortcomings as party leader. If there is anyone who thinks that Adrian Delia’s time as PN...

In my book, their actions eclipse by far Adrian...

When is a health emergency not a health emergency?
Raphael Vassallo

Today, on the other hand, we are facing a situation that (on paper, at any...

Today, on the other hand, we are facing a situation that...

Public pressure to do the right thing is what will save our summer
Josanne Cassar

If we are very lucky we just might be able to contain this new outbreak which...

If we are very lucky we just might be able to contain this...

Leave the patients out of it
Saviour Balzan

Paul Pace should leave the patients out of it. Punishing them in the name of justified industrial action, would be simply criminal

Paul Pace should leave the patients out of it. Punishing...

Anxiously anxious for fame
Josanne Cassar

There are those who believe that you have to face your worst fears in order to conquer them, while others maintain it just makes it worse for those who are...

There are those who believe that you have to face your...

Saying no to greed
Saviour Balzan

It was evident that the administration informed the PA members what to do, therefore it follows that Portelli's intentions were sanctioned by the government

It was evident that the administration informed the PA...

Is ISIS done for?
Matthew Bugeja

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the ingredients to stage a comeback

Its leader was killed in a US raid - but ISIS still has the...

We have gone soft, so we need to recreate tough conditions
Josanne Cassar

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like stairs; most...

Our descent into softness can be seen in simple things like...

Security is no job for violent thugs
Raphael Vassallo

This latest incident is but further demonstration of just how perilous it is, for such a serious profession as ‘security’  to be run with...

This latest incident is but further demonstration of just...

The numbers speak for themselves
Evarist Bartolo

The numbers are simply overwhelming and they put an even greater responsibility on myself, my colleagues and the rest of government to make sure these huge...

The numbers are simply overwhelming and they put an even...

Did you say 'deal' on migration? ... or was it 'meal'?
Raphael Vassallo

Yet we still blame asylum seekers – and only asylum seekers – for a...

Yet we still blame asylum seekers – and only asylum...

Tackling hate speech
Michael Falzon

Apart from the needed police action, we should not forget the need for more education – a sine qua non for an effective integration policy

Apart from the needed police action, we should not forget...

Getting the priorities right
Saviour Balzan

The problems that need to be fixed by us will not be seen to by any other international organisation with the ability to impose targets, regulations and limits...

The problems that need to be fixed by us will not be seen...

We don't need a witch  hunt, we just need decency
Josanne Cassar

The only way to extinguish the worst aspects of human nature is to not give...

The only way to extinguish the worst aspects of human...

Only the lonely
Josanne Cassar

In a world where everyone seems happy (just look at their Facebook!). It is the tragedy of this day and age that people prefer to put on a fake smile and...

In a world where everyone seems happy (just look at their...

Chronicle of a riot foretold
Raphael Vassallo

For what it’s worth, this is my conclusion: we are deliberately keeping those people in the same degrading conditions, in order to mount further pressure...

For what it’s worth, this is my conclusion: we are...