The die is cast...
The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks of the party could be very damaging, if not fatal. And as party grassroots move to take sides in this face-off,...
Bad news for democracy
To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy counterbalance between Government and Opposition: more so in a context like Malta’s Parliamentary democracy, which...
Trust matters,  for both Abela and Delia

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one thing out: a leader who is less trusted than his own party cannot win an election; Adrian Delia must...

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one...

A revolving door that needs to be shut

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the whirlwind he had sown, when publicly embracing Konrad Mizzi at his inauguration ceremony as newly elected...

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the...

The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...

A good start, but only a start

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for...

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his...

Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

An opportunity to strengthen rule of law

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection for ordinary citizens against abuse of power by the State… and recent events have clearly...

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection...

Keith Schembri must be investigated for obstruction of justice
Matthew Vella

That Schembri would continue to evade even any judicial consequences for his...

That Schembri would continue to evade even any judicial...

Corruption, not protests, has destabilised the country

The right to protest may be sacrosanct; but to bring about the necessary...

The right to protest may be sacrosanct; but to bring about...

How much will Joseph Muscat take down with him?
Matthew Vella

MaltaToday supports the national protest in Valletta. Because this newspaper...

MaltaToday supports the national protest in Valletta....

Delaying resignation will increase confusion

Unless Joseph Muscat resigns – and resigns now – chaos will...

Unless Joseph Muscat resigns – and resigns now...

Malta’s most trying moment, a nightmare before Christmas
Matthew Vella

The spirit of national protest must be all the more respected and protected....

The spirit of national protest must be all the more...

The Faustian Pact that brought down the edifice
Matthew Vella

Muscat must leave Labour now, Keith Schembri must be investigated now

Muscat must leave Labour now, Keith Schembri must be...