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
A Konrad Mizzi candidature is not what Labour needs
The Labour party is already spoilt for choice when it comes to electing Muscat’s successor. It does not need the embarrassment of a Konrad Mizzi candidature
A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to...

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of...

A brave but delicate proposal

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

Crunch time for the PN

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert the total annihilation of the PN: either Delia emerges reconfirmed by a clear, unequivocal majority...

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert...

From profits to people

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation Office have been starved of resources: making it all but impossible to maintain the sort of monitoring...

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation...

No man is bigger than government

While Malta’s own Panamagate scandal can now be seen as part of a far wider international controversy, the very different reactions locally and abroad...

While Malta’s own Panamagate scandal can now be seen...

Stability is not an end in itself

Stability and freedom are not interchangeable. The world’s most repressive dictatorships are ‘stable’, precisely because they curtail the...

Stability and freedom are not interchangeable. The...

Snapshot of a changing nation

Malta’s political parties often seem content with a status quo that no longer suffices to placate an increasingly demanding and independent-minded public

Malta’s political parties often seem content with a...

No ordinary war

There is a paradox, no doubt well known to terrorists, whereby the only way to respond to attacks on Western liberal democracy is to limit and curtail...

There is a paradox, no doubt well known to terrorists,...

Pardons do not solve crimes

It is abundantly clear that the ‘truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’ has not yet emerged in the oil procurement case

It is abundantly clear that the ‘truth, the whole...

A battle worth fighting

One cannot represent both liberals and conservatives, or appeal to both environmentalists and the construction industry. Yet both parties attempt to do...

One cannot represent both liberals and conservatives, or...

The election campaign starter pistol

The truth is that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s administration is reeling from a blow that may well have fatal long-term consequences. 

The truth is that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s...

Between principle and political reality

‘Panamagate’ touches on several crucial endemic problems with our political system, first and foremost the question of accountability

‘Panamagate’ touches on several crucial endemic...

A government in denial

The Prime Minister must come to terms with the seriousness of the situation for another reason: ‘Panamagate’ has also exposed glaring...

The Prime Minister must come to terms with the seriousness...

Good governance cannot be an empty pledge

A warning shot has been fired across the bows of Prime Minister Joseph...

A warning shot has been fired across the bows of Prime...

A question of trust

Mizzi must make a full disclosure, declare his assets in his register of assets, and then close the operations

Mizzi must make a full disclosure, declare his assets in...

The Church’s position is indefensible

The paper launched by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in person was so illogical and unsound, that its authors felt the need to ‘clarify’ their...

The paper launched by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in...