Walliams’s €120,000 was unjustified
So, yes it does seem unfair when a government entity appears unscrupulously cavalier about paying €120,000 to a foreign performer for an exclusive event but is stingy when it...
Let’s have a conversation about miscarriage
It’s about time this country had a conversation about miscarriage and pregnancy loss in the hope of bettering the care and support for people who pass through this trauma
FIAU must be supported by lawmakers

The backlash against the FIAU by ‘critics’ who should know better – but whose friends in the financial services...

The backlash against the FIAU...

The risk of dependence on foreign workers

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no taxation without...

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no...

Addressing the reality of tomorrow's workplace

This is, in fact, a major downside to the government’s economic strategy:...

This is, in fact, a major downside to the...

A new class of vulnerable

One cannot also miss the irony, that the army of delivery workers in Malta in 2020 were an essential part of the COVID-19 ‘frontline’, as it were:...

One cannot also miss the irony, that the army of delivery...

Making the best of a (very) bad deal

It remains, however, a case of making the best out of a (very) bad deal. As such, it is important not to repeat the mistakes of the past

It remains, however, a case of making the best out of a...

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...

The inquiry must reach its conclusions unhindered

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time limit is now used as a...

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time...

Christmas should not be an excuse to lower our guard

Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended families converge for...

Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended...

Grech must reach beyond the political divide

While Grech has clearly won over educated PN voters – who, under Delia,...

While Grech has clearly won over educated PN voters –...

Muscat’s day in court

Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of his performance was in fact, that Muscat continues to downplay the risks posed to democracy by the...

Perhaps the most regrettable aspect of his...

Insensitivity leads to impunity

This was, in fact, the whole point of GREVIO’s warning: there is no point in improving the structures, if the underlying mentality continues to view...

This was, in fact, the whole point of GREVIO’s...

Delivering heads on a stick

Much remains to be done, if we are to shed the image – so carelessly cultivated under the Muscat administration – that there was ‘one law for...

Much remains to be done, if we are to shed the image...

The price of ‘buying the peace’

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price: both literally - in the sense that a larger Cabinet also means higher expense - but also in terms of...

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price:...