Gazing into the future
The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like gay marriage and adoptions; without a socially liberal orientation it will be condemned to stay as a large minority party
Detoxifying the PN brand
The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left conservatives gasping for air. In the process, the ‘silent majority’ once believed to hold the key to the...
What the Maltese want...
‘Majority rule’ is not democracy
MaltaToday Staff

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than ‘trees’… but is it in their long-term benefit to have more of the former, and less...

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than...

Put up, or shut up

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his stamp of authority. As for his detractors, they must now put up or shut up. If they are unable to do...

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his...

The fight for equality is not over yet

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is now up to Edward Zammit Lewis to strengthen what has already been achieved and to reach higher and...

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is...

Lawlessness on the high seas?

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with motoring on land, the regulations and enforcement have not evolved in step with the boating...

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with...

A recipe for traffic-induced disaster

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing nothing about traffic congestion will only result in a grid lock, but the consequences of this project are...

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing...

The Simon Busuttil era

The standards to which he tried to hold the PN in place are still there, and still in demand. It now falls to others to turn Busuttil’s worthy...

The standards to which he tried to hold the PN in place are...

The danger of unopposed government

In a speech intended to commemmorate his first 100 days in office, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gave a broad outline of his programme for the next five years,...

In a speech intended to commemmorate his first 100 days in...

Every day is like Sunday

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy transforming at a fast pace, there is now a very real danger that a shared understanding of what is...

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy...

The race isn’t over yet

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the PN leadership election was an eye-opener but can we predict the eventual election result?

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the...

‘Building the Railroad’

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent years: according to the JobsPlus director, “attracting them again, and in larger numbers, is a...

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent...

A leadership debate, or a civil war?

It is tragic that the ‘something’ in question would be a declaration of war by Nationalists against Nationalists.

It is tragic that the ‘something’ in question...

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

Experience also shows that a combination of education and strict enforcement...

Experience also shows that a combination of education and...

The fine line between law and business

It is to be noted, for instance, that the draft ‘Lawyers’ Act’, tabled recently, does not include outright restrictions on commercial...

It is to be noted, for instance, that the draft...

PN debates must give vision

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing on is the need to counterbalance Mucat's dominance on a national scale. Electors should be...

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing...

Adapting to population pressures

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be intertwined: the first is a question of increased population pressures from both residents and...

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be...

Mixed messages on Brexit

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are poised to take maximum benefit from a Brexit that will certainly happen

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are...

A new phase of environmental awareness

It is no longer just random voices in civil society calling for more awareness of such issues: the wider population is also beginning to feel the effects of...

It is no longer just random voices in civil society calling...