Sins of the past and present blemishes
Saviour Balzan
Lino Farrugia is expected to stay on as CEO of the FKNK, because the guys around the table of that executive committee do not have the balls to sack him 
Funds for political parties? Sounds a lot like ‘State Aid’, to me…
Raphael Vassallo
Political parties have succeeded in benefiting only themselves, while ‘distorting the market’ through decades of maladministration…
Want to win Eurovision? Just get invaded by Russia, that’s all…
Raphael Vassallo

But then again… what would any of that even matter? We’d have...

But then again… what would any of that even matter?...

How BOV duped shareholders on Deiulemar affair for years
Arnold Cassola

These shareholders have had to bear the brunt of it all. What has been...

These shareholders have had to bear the brunt of it...

The siege of Malta’s critical thought | Luke Fenech

To start fighting the long-standing problem of critical thinking in our...

To start fighting the long-standing problem of critical...

Writing the end of democracy | Aleks Farrugia

Striving for peace is also a display of courage, perhaps even more than the...

Striving for peace is also a display of courage, perhaps...

The land of sleeping policemen
Michael Falzon

The system has been so corrupted over the years that police do not need any prodding from politicians – they naturally sense when there is some political...

The system has been so corrupted over the years that police...

What Europeans want is ‘more democracy’… not ‘more Europe’
Raphael Vassallo

What was the reaction of the overwhelming majority of Brussels bureaucrats to a...

What was the reaction of the overwhelming majority of...

Off with a whimper
Michael Falzon

The campaign is at an early stage. The positive aspect of the campaign is, so far, weak. The negative aspect is still non-existent. It will probably be...

The campaign is at an early stage. The positive aspect of...

Hallelujah it’s raining cash
Josanne Cassar

Voters are doing their sums to see who is “giving” them the most, and the politicians keep promising more free hand outs to keep voters happy....

Voters are doing their sums to see who is...

The numbers tell a political story
Saviour Balzan

The one thing that favours Labour is that the swing to the PN from the PL is insignificant. Bernard Grech’s trust has not increased and interestingly,...

The one thing that favours Labour is that the swing to the...

Taking our seat
Naomi Cachia

From a country with a political culture stuck in the 1990s, now we need to move in the 21st century, to an age where it doesn’t matter which social class...

From a country with a political culture stuck in the 1990s,...

The unbearable lightness of pandering
Emma Portelli Bonnici

Our politicians should be people of substance, people with a solid track record in the areas of policy that matter to them (and to you)

Our politicians should be people of substance, people with...

Climate change: our common challenge | Dario Vella

This is a collective aim and only together we can achieve these goals. When we...

This is a collective aim and only together we can achieve...

Ukraine’s military is outgunned but can still inflict a great deal of pain on Russian forces
The Conversation

War takes its own course, but the likely and sensible Ukrainian approach will be to trade land for time. They will hope to inflict casualties and draw Russian...

War takes its own course, but the likely and sensible...

The philosophy of love and friendship: a social need | Dominic Garcia

Dr Dominic Garca | A philosophy of love and friendship is undoubtedly a social...

Dr Dominic Garca | A philosophy of love and friendship is...

‘Rejuvenation of the PN’? Looks more like ‘payback time’, to me…
Raphael Vassallo

Try as I might, I just can’t envisage any possible end-game scenario, arising from that premise, that could possibly work out to Bernard Grech’s...

Try as I might, I just can’t envisage any possible...

On the side of rule of law | Edward Zammit Lewis

The Abela Administration was able to sustain these foundations even in...

The Abela Administration was able to sustain these...

‘Not one single case of bad governance’ | Mark Anthony Sammut
Mark Anthony Sammut

The PN is not perfect, but our heart is in the right place, our motivations are...

The PN is not perfect, but our heart is in the right place,...

No amount of ‘cosmetic surgery’ can disguise the rape of Xlendi
Raphael Vassallo

All things considered, they actually did a pretty good job… of creating...

All things considered, they actually did a pretty good...