A leadership election, without leadership
On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that has been conspicuously absent from this leadership debate is - ironically - leadership itself
Prison should be a place of reform, not retribution
Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so cavalierly disregards its own accountability obligations – in the face of such serious, unanswered...
Gender quotas should be part of a holistic electoral reform

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to kick-start this much-needed...

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to...

Contempt of court, or gagging order?

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is, in fact, robust enough to avoid being unduly influenced by such observations

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is,...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...

Easier to attack the press, than to confront the facts

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find themselves under...

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find...

Behind the affront

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to resort to false, moralistic premises to sack people who are considered to be valid, internal critics

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to...

Delia’s baptism of fire

It was certainly no small feat to win the PN election under such circumstances, but Adrian Delia faced ubiquitous opposition at all levels

It was certainly no small feat to win the PN election under...

The Simon Busuttil era

The standards to which he tried to hold the PN in place are still there, and still in demand. It now falls to others to turn Busuttil’s worthy...

The standards to which he tried to hold the PN in place are...

The danger of unopposed government

In a speech intended to commemmorate his first 100 days in office, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat gave a broad outline of his programme for the next five years,...

In a speech intended to commemmorate his first 100 days in...

Every day is like Sunday

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy transforming at a fast pace, there is now a very real danger that a shared understanding of what is...

MaltaToday's editorial: With Malta’s economy...

The race isn’t over yet

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the PN leadership election was an eye-opener but can we predict the eventual election result?

The result of Saturday's first round of voting in the...

‘Building the Railroad’

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent years: according to the JobsPlus director, “attracting them again, and in larger numbers, is a...

More than 20,000 foreigners have come to Malta in recent...

A leadership debate, or a civil war?

It is tragic that the ‘something’ in question would be a declaration of war by Nationalists against Nationalists.

It is tragic that the ‘something’ in question...

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

Experience also shows that a combination of education and strict enforcement...

Experience also shows that a combination of education and...

The fine line between law and business

It is to be noted, for instance, that the draft ‘Lawyers’ Act’, tabled recently, does not include outright restrictions on commercial...

It is to be noted, for instance, that the draft...

PN debates must give vision

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing on is the need to counterbalance Mucat's dominance on a national scale. Electors should be...

One thing the PN leadership contest should start focusing...

Adapting to population pressures

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be intertwined: the first is a question of increased population pressures from both residents and...

Though essentially unrelated, waste and security seem to be...

Mixed messages on Brexit

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are poised to take maximum benefit from a Brexit that will certainly happen

Either we are doubtful that Brexit will happen, or we are...