An uneasy migration pact
Admittedly, defining a common action plan is not easy. For the time being the proposed migration pact is the best shot at adopting a common front although it requires more human...
A pastor carpet bombing comedians into silence (a figure of speech)
The pastor believes that he should be treated with kids gloves and comedians, or journalists, should steer away from making any critical reference to him, his words, or his...
The Last Supper, but not the last controversy

What this case has revealed is a deep and widespread misunderstanding of...

What this case has revealed is a deep and widespread...

The civil liberties minefield

The Nationalist Party is already committed to support the bill by its electoral programme: to vote against the bill today would be a complete reversal of the...

The Nationalist Party is already committed to support the...

‘Bringing down the government’ should not be the Opposition’s aim

The allegations which prompted the early election remain, as yet, unproven. If it transpires that they were inaccurate or untrue, ‘bringing down his...

The allegations which prompted the early election remain,...

A chance to pull our socks up

This legislature opens at a time when its services are most needed. Unfortunately it also opens under a cloud of mutual antagonism and distrust. But this...

This legislature opens at a time when its services are most...

Now is not a time to rush

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up with a genuinely inspiring political agenda is a different matter

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up...

Exploitation is the real issue

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise it, the actual aim of the legislation remains the same: to target the exploitation of sex workers

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise...

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...