Political parties which cannot live within their means
Josanne Cassar
Here are Malta’s two major political parties, the recipients of so many back door donations by those who wield the real money and the real power in the country - and both of...
The sins of the past, conveniently forgotten
Saviour Balzan
It is unfortunate that people who want to occupy the mediatic or political space without any respect for history tend to fall into the easy trap of casting guilt on anyone...
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...

Robert’s surreal administration
Michael Falzon

Meanwhile expect different messages from the Labour Party – a message to appease the ‘Muscat can do no wrong’ supporters and a message to...

Meanwhile expect different messages from the Labour Party...

A victory for women’s autonomy
Isabel Stabile

Isabel Stabile | When deciding to deny patients access to medicines to which they have a right, pharmacists should state the scientific rationale on which they...

Isabel Stabile | When deciding to deny patients access to...

That’s not very sporting of you, Minister Fearne
Josanne Cassar

Josanne Cassar | The fact that throughout these two years, sports has not...

Josanne Cassar | The fact that throughout these two...

The best of both worlds? | Alex Muscat

Those that move on to other territories will become ambassadors for Malta, encouraging others to live here or do business here

Those that move on to other territories will become...

Upstanding citizens following the rules
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan | Next time the government comes out with a call for voluntary vaccination in the midst of another serious medical crisis, they should not...

Saviour Balzan | Next time the government comes out with a...

How many more women will it take?
Angele Deguara

Women are unsafe in the park; they are unsafe in the streets; they are unsafe in their own homes. Where, if anywhere, are women safe?

Women are unsafe in the park; they are unsafe in the...

‘Snow White and the Seven Shapeless, Formless, Nameless and Utterly Inoffensive Little… Things’
Raphael Vassallo

Once again, I invoke the ancient gods to succour me, in this moment of my ordeal… but… by Toutatis, that must be the single, goddamned STUPIDEST...

Once again, I invoke the ancient gods to succour me, in...

Breaking the wheel: unlocking the secrecy of party financing is crucial
Robert Louis Fenech

Political parties raise millions on television marathons. Mass meetings are held with concert-grade sound systems and stages. But do we know where the money...

Political parties raise millions on television marathons....

‘The Transfiguration of Roberta Metsola’
Raphael Vassallo

Roberta Metsola now faces far more criticism (and altogether more savage, too)...

Roberta Metsola now faces far more criticism (and...

What a mise en scène!
Michael Falzon

Is Muscat trying to pre-empt any moves against him that Abela might be reserving for after the election?

Is Muscat trying to pre-empt any moves against him that...

Up, up and away: the Air Malta saga
Josanne Cassar

If it feels like we have been hearing about the demise of Air Malta for years, it is because we have

If it feels like we have been hearing about the demise of...

Does Muscat expect us to look the other way?
Saviour Balzan

Prime Minister Robert Abela has the arduous task of walking a tightrope,...

Prime Minister Robert Abela has the arduous task of walking...