Valletta’s anger is about more than just ‘noise’
Governments which ‘disregard the interests of citizens’, always end up paying a very hefty price for their arrogance
Bernard Grech must show leadership on ethical issues
Adrian Delia’s call for a free vote is bound to resonate with the party’s conservative grass roots, even at the cost of turning the party toxic to a growing number of...
The PN’s future in the balance

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased militancy. Today, the electorate is attuned to less warlike, more conciliatory political rhetoric...

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased...

Missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to acknowledge how normal lives were being affected by public policy, missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to...

Country deserves strong opposition

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but should instead give itself the necessary time to go through an intense soul-searching exercise

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but...

The lessons to be learnt

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an administration that has had an unprecedented second landslide

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an...

The waiting begins
Matthew Vella

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today, this newspaper augurs that enlightened leadership will guide his every action; that he will seek...

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today,...

A race to the final hurdle

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be swayed by a wide variety of concerns... not just the concerns the two parties necessarily want them to...

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be...

Gozo, the final frontier

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge on the 13th district count

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge...

The spectre of inquiries and investigations

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political purpose; they...

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political...

Back in the trenches

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that their public role comes with the highest levels of political responsibility

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that...

What next Saturday is all about

This has not been a very respectable campaign. As the campaign progressed, it appeared that the two sides had entrenched themselves and engaged in an...

This has not been a very respectable campaign. As the...

Balanced broadcasting

Concrete reforms at the Broadcasting Authority should see the inclusion of members from civil society and all political parties.

Concrete reforms at the Broadcasting Authority should see...

Our role as journalists

This country is being held ransom by both political blocs making it impossible to even entertain any form of intelligent questioning

This country is being held ransom by both political blocs...

Patients before profits

Our health system is in need of innovation but transparent, robust public funding and a better use of resources are the answer and not privatisation

Our health system is in need of innovation but transparent,...

Bannister, the Malta files and tax avoidance

It cannot be denied that in the wider sense of equal benefits for all...

It cannot be denied that in the wider sense of equal...

The rush for the gay vote

The gay lobby is considered to be an important dynamic of the electorate that can make a difference on who wins the next election

The gay lobby is considered to be an important dynamic of...

The old whistleblower test

In the battle of perceptions that both political leaders are waging, it can only be the independence of the magisterial inquiry that will guarantee a sane...

In the battle of perceptions that both political leaders...

Transparency, integrity and fairness

Transparency, integrity and fairness in the decision-making process are crucial to safeguard public interest

Transparency, integrity and fairness in the decision-making...

Accusations of money laundering

It was inevitable that the activities and successes of Keith Schembri's business past would be used as fodder to bring him down - a businessman in the...

It was inevitable that the activities and successes of...