A revolving door that needs to be shut
It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the whirlwind he had sown, when publicly embracing Konrad Mizzi at his inauguration ceremony as newly elected Labour Party leader
The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
A due diligence report that leaves us none the wiser

The idea to introduce a due diligence process was commendable for the PN, but...

The idea to introduce a due diligence process was...

A leadership election, without leadership

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that has been conspicuously...

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that...

Prison should be a place of reform, not retribution

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so cavalierly disregards...

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so...

Bernard Grech’s ‘carelessness’ may prove costly

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to mention his nonchalance...

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to...

Abela risks being dragged down by Muscat’s legacy

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are currently living in,...

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are...

The risks of prostitution reform

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by experts and social workers with clear knowledge of what is happening in the field. Anything less would...

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by...

An overdue step in the right direction

No one can deny that our approach to this issue on a legislative level has to date been highly irrational: guided for the most part by political considerations...

No one can deny that our approach to this issue on a...

A culture of condoning irregularities

Nowhere is this culture more visible than in the widespread cavalier disregard for planning policies and regulations by both developers and the national...

Nowhere is this culture more visible than in the widespread...

Not quite Dubai, but almost

Comparisons are inevitable, and Muscat’s choice will surely have struck a slightly dissonant chord.

Comparisons are inevitable, and Muscat’s choice will...

Political parties are not above the law

Even as the Nationalist and Labour parties spent years arguing over their respective plans to ‘rescue’ the State energy corporation, both were...

Even as the Nationalist and Labour parties spent years...

White Rocks, or white elephant?

While one welcomes the fact that a call for expressions of interest has been issued this time round, one cannot but express concern about the fact that the...

While one welcomes the fact that a call for expressions of...

Integration is not an option

As has been rightly pointed out elsewhere, the single greatest barrier to integration remains fear… and the unknown is the primary case for fear in any...

As has been rightly pointed out elsewhere, the single...

The Iraqi crisis calls for a global approach

So far news reporters have been reluctant to modify their terminology...

So far news reporters have been reluctant to modify their...

There is more than one kind of ‘worth’

If the Muscat administration wants to live up to its earlier promise of a just...

If the Muscat administration wants to live up to its...

Malta needs to confront its weight problem

Local and international studies suggest that weight problems, in particular...

Local and international studies suggest that weight...

Small steps forward, giant strides back

The trapping precedent shows us how government achieves this aim, too: as a rule, by delegating responsibility to a supposedly independent authoritative...

The trapping precedent shows us how government achieves...

Undermining democracy

The biggest problem by far concerns the broader implications of this new hunters' petition, should the government cave in to its outrageous demands. 

The biggest problem by far concerns the broader...

Lessons from the electorate

Malta is changing; and unless its political parties likewise change, they will be simply left behind.

Malta is changing; and unless its political parties...