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...
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
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...

The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like...

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...

The real threat to democracy

The undisguised nepotism that has dogged Joseph Muscat’s first term has severely eroded public trust in vital national institutions

The undisguised nepotism that has dogged Joseph...

Blaming the interconnector is not good enough

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the issue

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the...

Even better than the real thing

If there is one basic rule of journalism, it is that unverified facts should never be published

If there is one basic rule of journalism, it is that...

Disintegrating the integrated | A joint editorial by MaltaToday, Times of Malta, the Malta Independent

A government policy designed to break people into submission or destitution, pushing people to live in a state of limbo, is nothing short of inhuman and...

A government policy designed to break people into...

The proof of the (environmental) pudding

If the Nationalist Party is elected and betrays any of its pledges, it will have given civil society plenty of rope to hang it with it

If the Nationalist Party is elected and betrays any of its...

They are children, not criminals

Malta cannot continue to flout international citizenship laws - a review of the entire process is long overdue

Malta cannot continue to flout international citizenship...

Safeguarding Malta’s energy interests

Only once all the contracts have been published will we be able to tell if Labour’s energy policy really safeguards Malta’s interests in this sector

Only once all the contracts have been published will we be...

Beyond Good and Evil

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good versus evil, and the explosive diatribes of Salvu Mallia

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good...

Keeping within one’s remit

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European Commission must desist from wading into political frays, political parties must keep within their...

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European...

The Salvu Mallia ‘problem’

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this is not the basis for a happy marriage of convenience

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this...

Our greatest challenge in 2017

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity to finally exorcise a traditional inferiority complex that has dogged our country since Colonial...

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity...

A year of broken promises

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to ensure that only one set of cronies divides the spoils

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to...