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
No more business ‘as usual’

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise, unlawful pressures to cede rights and more limits on the time during which construction is allowed

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise,...

A collapse in health and safety standards

The Labour administration has so far displayed sensitivity to such matters in...

The Labour administration has so far displayed sensitivity...

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...

Positions of mistrust

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding, only full transparency can deliver a better and more honest service

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding,...

It’s about accountability and public standards

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a systemic overhaul...

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a...

Time to review citizenship laws

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than obscene at a time when millions of people are trying to pour into Europe from under-developed or...

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than...

Our electoral system has broken down

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without fixing its flawed electoral system once and for all

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without...

Education is an end in itself

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to restore the dignity of vocational subjects that were previously downgraded within the educational...

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to...

Tax cuts are not the only answer

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political sense, but it remains a traditional approach to an issue which would be better confronted with...

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political...

Let’s not lose sight of humanity

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata of society as criminals, the government is sending out the message that human dignity is only...

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata...

Anger must be channelled, not ignored

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison d’etre: if they continue to ignore popular angst in favour of a corrupt establishment, we can...

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison...

Justice is not a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than others, otherwise, we shall be left to conclude that justice is a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than...

Barack Obama, a hard act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed the face of the America, he may yet prove a very tough act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed...

Expropriation can only be justified for public use

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the national interest, the...

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the...

Are we taking organised crime seriously enough?

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if a child is killed...

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if...