Alienating middle of the road voters
Irrespective of his denial, the Prime Minister is lowering the bar to placate pockets of anger among the party’s grassroots
Allowing the pigs back at the trough
Unfortunately, Abela’s zeal to make a clean break with the toxic legacy of Muscat’s administration has now been compromised. It appears he will no longer go after the...
Coronavirus economic recovery plan: achieving normality

Discipline and vigilance will remain important as we go forward to ensure the...

Discipline and vigilance will remain important as we go...

Confronting the skeletons of the recent past

Polls showing that Abela enjoys even greater support...

Polls showing that Abela enjoys even greater...

The crisis is over, but recovery is just beginning

That is the only way business will survive and come out of this situation in a...

That is the only way business will survive and come out of...

Malta must work towards a solution, too

The government must sooner or later start questioning whether its policy in holding migrants out at sea is really serving the national interest

The government must sooner or later start questioning...

A time for preparation, not celebration

We need to have a plan B which is firmly in place to cater for possible second wave: including a widespread campaign to encourage people to take the influenza...

We need to have a plan B which is firmly in place to cater...

No excuse for violating human rights
A cautious, disciplined re-opening

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any consideration of the re-opening of travel corridors for the time being

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any...

Upping the game in financial regulation

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner of Police will be crucial to improving authorities’ image on dealing with financial crime 

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

Moving forward to a new reality

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical rethinking of our usual approach. Difficult decisions will need to be made about who can return to work

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical...

Hands off Miżieb and l-Aħrax: this is about land use, not hunting

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the public’s right of...

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the...

Health decisions should be taken for health reasons

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also warrants a dose of...

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also...

The virus that reveals the true colours of our humanity
Matthew Vella

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human rights or...

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human...

We should not lose our humanity

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this issue but we often forget that the EU is made of member states, some of which actively obstruct any...

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this...

Governments cannot face this crisis alone