Humanity’s inevitable fate
We thirst for the altruism of the young, and the inter-generational justice that must be delivered for the mess that we and those before us have made of climate change. Nothing...
In defence of long-term planning
In reality, however, over the past six years of economic growth we have seen little sign of this: especially in the planning sector, where the emphasis has been on more flexible...
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...

The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left...

Good intentions are not enough

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want equity, and demand that the market does not rule every aspect of their life. They want intervention...

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want...

The PN truly needs a ‘New Way’

It would be futile to deny, however, that the problems facing the PN go far beyond its leadership issues, or even this result in itself

It would be futile to deny, however, that the problems...

Words must be translated into policies

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech, though late in the day, set the right tone for a meaningful debate to take place. But our collective...

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech,...

‘Putting children at risk’

One must also point out that the State – which has a Constitutional obligation to provide free education in Malta – is duty-bound to ascertain that...

One must also point out that the State – which has a...

Overplaying the abortion card

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party leader would resort to playing this card. This is, after all, not the first time that the PN has...

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party...

An act of humiliation and violence

The only way the Marsa raid can possibly be described as ‘not a case of racial profiling’ is when it is conducted indiscriminately on all...

The only way the Marsa raid can possibly be described...

Religion as an identity totem

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to religion, the teaching of ethics provides an opportunity to create a common ethical ground for an...

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to...

A coalition too far?

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and Marlene Farrugia is the only PD MP: would she have enough leverage to stop government from dishing out...

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and...

Building our way to hell

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that both main parties are in bed with the construction industry and big businesses

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that...

A sense of perspective on Brexit

Malta has done well out of the financial services and related industries, but it would be unwise to rely too much on a notoriously fickle sector for economic...

Malta has done well out of the financial services and...

Media law: bigger than just one person

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media, and will continue to apply even in a distant future where the players are different from today

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media,...

Power of incumbency

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling economic growth and public expenditure to Malta’s benefit, there is a limit to how far this...

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling...

Selling ourselves cheap

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or only seek to reap profit on the rich who set foot in Malta

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or...

The national curriculum should reflect today’s reality

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as a compulsory subject...

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as...

ITS should pave the way to land reforms

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance, and can ill afford to lose

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance,...

Quotas are a means, not an end

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine change can only be brought about by the involvement of more women, and even then will certainly take...

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine...

Party financing needs a serious reform

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible areas of action

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible...