I no longer trust Joseph Muscat
Saviour Balzan
Muscat was born in 1974 and maybe he cannot appreciate how the austerity and excessive centralisation and control of Dom Mintoff wrecked the party, the mediocrity of Mifsud...
[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog | The Prime Minister’s me ne frego
Saviour Balzan
Looking back at 2019 throws up various events and circumstances that are worth discussing but everything pales into insignificance when compared to the political developments of...
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...

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...

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...

The term ‘fake news’ is doing great harm | Joshua Habgood-Coote
The Conversation

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a command not to...

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a...

Malta from a different perspective
Evarist Bartolo

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate it. It’s a common thing across the world. This is why I think we don’t value enough the...

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate...

The mother of all direct orders
Michael Falzon

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff negotiated the purchase of a boiler for the Marsa power station – eventually bought for some...

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff...

If you ‘shame them’... you can’t ‘beat them’
Raphael Vassallo

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a better description...

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a...

Let’s call time on partisan ignorance
Saviour Balzan

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in showing her feelings but she is right in putting her finger on the alarm button

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in...

Let’s put an end to all political bullying in schools
Josanne Cassar

This begs the question as to whether children should be exposed to political...

This begs the question as to whether children should be...

Nationality is irrelevant when it comes to crime and violence
Josanne Cassar

Dangerously violent men who snap because their girlfriend or wife leaves...

Dangerously violent men who snap because their girlfriend...

An agony aunt for the glasshouse brigade
Matthew Vella

No social media presence makes children fair game in the guilt-by-association war of political shaming, something that became a fact of life for Malta in the...

No social media presence makes children fair game in the...

Casualties of ‘war’
Raphael Vassallo

‘Sticks and stones’ may indeed ‘break your bones’... but words will hurt you far, far more in the long term

‘Sticks and stones’ may indeed ‘break...

After Egrant… a lesson to be learnt
Michael Briguglio

Unlike Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri’s involvement in Panama papers, no one has admitted he/she owns Egrant

Unlike Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri’s involvement...

Comment is free, but facts are sacred
Evarist Bartolo

The same time the media must not fall into the same trap as politicians and divide itself into camps. It should remain focused, vociferous and impartial

The same time the media must not fall into the same trap as...

A case of conspiracy fatigue
Michael Falzon

Do I see a conspiracy here? Of course not: all that would be correct and above board so long as it was not Malta’s Attorney General making similar...

Do I see a conspiracy here? Of course not: all that would...