A privatisation scandal
Apart from the law-courts, there is also the court of public opinion; government must surely realise that there is a limit to the people’s patience, when it comes to...
Public land belongs to the  public, not government
One struggles to comprehend why the Maltese government would care so such about private profits, and so little about Malta’s environment and urban well-being
The PN has no ‘Plan B’, either

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss goodbye to a not-insignificant section of the PN’s voter-base: a voter-base that has already...

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss...

No more business ‘as usual’

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise, unlawful pressures to cede rights and more limits on the time during which construction is allowed

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise,...

A collapse in health and safety standards

The Labour administration has so far displayed sensitivity to such matters in...

The Labour administration has so far displayed sensitivity...

Gazing into the future

The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like gay marriage and adoptions; without a socially liberal orientation it will be condemned to stay as a...

The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like...

Detoxifying the PN brand

The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left conservatives gasping for air. In the process, the ‘silent majority’ once believed to...

The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left...

Good intentions are not enough

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want equity, and demand that the market does not rule every aspect of their life. They want intervention...

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want...

Concrete evidence of unaccountability

As is only to be expected, the results have already been spun into political arguments by either side.

As is only to be expected, the results have already been...

Undermining whistleblower protection

To undermine this critical piece of legislation would be a grave disservice to a justice system that had in the past always struggled when it came to heavily...

To undermine this critical piece of legislation would be a...

‘Low and below specification’

Exactly why the FMS would be so keen to exonerate the suppliers and developers of any serious structural issues that may later arise, is a question that has...

Exactly why the FMS would be so keen to exonerate the...

Justice is not a game

With the justice minister enjoying almost plenipotentiary powers to appoint magistrates without explanation and or transparency, it is hard to resist the...

With the justice minister enjoying almost plenipotentiary...

Air Malta must remain a national asset

The government remains committed to turning the company around and make it “commercially viable by 2016” – but past efforts, including a...

The government remains committed to turning the company...

A credibility test for Muscat

Initially, the choice of the Zonqor site for the development of a new university campus was presented as a provisional decision, with the government claiming...

Initially, the choice of the Zonqor site for the...

A blessing in disguise for the PN

The recent resignation of former Gozo Minister Giovanna Debono from the Nationalist Party – but not from parliament, where she retains the seat she won...

The recent resignation of former Gozo Minister Giovanna...

Time to move beyond political feudalism

This was the second high-level political resignation in the past year, after former Home Affairs minister Manuel Mallia was made to step down following an...

This was the second high-level political resignation in the...

Breathing relevance into the Presidency

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social policy minister Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has certainly not allowed the position to influence her...

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social...

A bold step in the right direction

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if Parliament takes the step to debate a policy for the protection of public land – especially the...

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if...

Spring hunting issue far from settled

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring, hunters still managed to pepper the season with irregularities.

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring,...

Migration requires a long-term vision

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it makes a welcome change that Europe finally intends to address the problem head-on. 

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it...