An interview that raises more questions than answers
As with the scapegoating of migrants, this also comes across as a way of deflecting blame for failure: this time, his failure to make good on his earlier promise to end the...
Risking on COVID-19 could be economically lethal
Just as a total lockdown could not have been the answer to Malta’s health emergency, a total return to the ‘business as usual’ approach, at this delicate stage,...
Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a...

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no...

New standards and old values

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the gander. That saying goes for Labour too: will its own MPs and ministers come clean on the...

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the...

Time to start taking Parliamentary ethics seriously

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least serve as a...

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least...

‘Trumpism’... not just an American invention

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far closer to the US...

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far...

Half-baked measures don’t work

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again insisted - our national approach should be determined by a committee of experts, representing all the...

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again...

Attack the local plans: how to redress the democratic deficit on planning

The only way to protest the development assault on good sense and serenity, is to force the redrawing of local plans in Malta, whether by court action...

The only way to protest the development assault on good...

Justice not seen to be done

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia murder case is that the quality of the justice served by our law courts is influenced in no small...

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia...

‘Law and order’ begins at home

Marsa is the clearest example of ‘ghettoisation’, whereby entire communities of non-native residents have been confined to certain areas

Marsa is the clearest example...

Drugs and Justice

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug offenders to rehabilitate... while, in practice, refusing to give the rehabilitation process the...

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug...

Towards a genuine media reform

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major aspect of Malta's defamation laws, there are certinaly areas which can be improved

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major...

The only important thing now is closure

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case than justice for the Caruana Galizia family, or even the pursuit of truth for its own sake. There...

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case...

Panama, revisited

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the bi-partisan consensus out there: always capitalise on the failings of your enemy, even if it means...

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the...

Culture change needed on domestic violence

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new reality, or a reality...

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new...

Taking on Labour: opposing Muscat's growing supremacy

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing supremacy, it has to...

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing...

Desperate times call for desperate measures

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the lowest ever...

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the...

The EP resolution must be heeded

The European Parliament's resolution on Malta is important for us, and we should be mature enough to put aside political differences and accept...

The European Parliament's resolution on...

Malta should set its own ethical standards and get its act together

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for notoriety in the...

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for...

Secrecy must be attacked

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to undertake their responsibilities, information leaks are not only bound to happen... but they have...

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to...