The PN’s future hangs in the balance
Yet ironically, Adrian Delia is also the only person who can help resolve the PN’s crisis: by resigning and giving his full backing to a successor, in order for some form of...
Secrets and lies
Malta has cooked itself up a maelstrom of explosive ingredients
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...

Climate of abnormality

This election takes place under the most surreal of circumstances, where allegations built around circumstantial evidence have set in motion a chain of events...

This election takes place under the most surreal of...

Sense of irresponsibility

Muscat’s decision to call a snap election is highly irresponsible because he should have waited for the outcome of the inquiry to be known to all before...

Muscat’s decision to call a snap election is highly...

A matter of authenticity

Even without the proven accusation of bribery, Joseph Muscat’s cavalier attitude on Panamagate undermines the credibility of the prime minister and...

Even without the proven accusation of bribery, Joseph...

Transparency needed now more than ever

Malta needs to upgrade its transparency standards across the board

Malta needs to upgrade its transparency standards across...

An institutional failure

While correct journalism demands the publication of documentation and proof, proper governance demands prompt rather than delayed action

While correct journalism demands the publication of...

An act of humiliation and violence

The only way the Marsa raid can possibly be described as ‘not a case of racial profiling’ is when it is conducted indiscriminately on all...

The only way the Marsa raid can possibly be described...

Religion as an identity totem

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to religion, the teaching of ethics provides an opportunity to create a common ethical ground for an...

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to...

A coalition too far?

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and Marlene Farrugia is the only PD MP: would she have enough leverage to stop government from dishing out...

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and...

Building our way to hell

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that both main parties are in bed with the construction industry and big businesses

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that...

A sense of perspective on Brexit

Malta has done well out of the financial services and related industries, but it would be unwise to rely too much on a notoriously fickle sector for economic...

Malta has done well out of the financial services and...

Media law: bigger than just one person

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media, and will continue to apply even in a distant future where the players are different from today

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media,...

Power of incumbency

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling economic growth and public expenditure to Malta’s benefit, there is a limit to how far this...

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling...