Women still unequal on their day
Measures that disrupt and short-circuit structures of equality are indeed necessary, but they must also start deep inside the culture of politics
A Konrad Mizzi candidature is not what Labour needs
The Labour party is already spoilt for choice when it comes to electing Muscat’s successor. It does not need the embarrassment of a Konrad Mizzi candidature
Parks are needed where people live

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

An election-eve, environmental epiphany

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make...

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government...

Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more...

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some...

Construction sector reforms have failed

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the...

When court orders must be defied

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish information about court cases, but there are nonetheless exceptions to this right

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish...

Now is not a time to rush

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up with a genuinely inspiring political agenda is a different matter

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up...

Exploitation is the real issue

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise it, the actual aim of the legislation remains the same: to target the exploitation of sex workers

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise...

The PN’s future in the balance

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased militancy. Today, the electorate is attuned to less warlike, more conciliatory political rhetoric...

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased...

Missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to acknowledge how normal lives were being affected by public policy, missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to...

Country deserves strong opposition

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but should instead give itself the necessary time to go through an intense soul-searching exercise

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but...

The lessons to be learnt

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an administration that has had an unprecedented second landslide

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an...

The waiting begins
Matthew Vella

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today, this newspaper augurs that enlightened leadership will guide his every action; that he will seek...

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today,...

A race to the final hurdle

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be swayed by a wide variety of concerns... not just the concerns the two parties necessarily want them to...

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be...

Gozo, the final frontier

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge on the 13th district count

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge...

The spectre of inquiries and investigations

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political purpose; they...

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political...

Back in the trenches

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that their public role comes with the highest levels of political responsibility

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that...

What next Saturday is all about

This has not been a very respectable campaign. As the campaign progressed, it appeared that the two sides had entrenched themselves and engaged in an...

This has not been a very respectable campaign. As the...