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 dwindled to just 36%
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
The die is cast...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks of the party could be very damaging, if not fatal. And as party grassroots move to take sides in...

The risks of a prolonged war of attrition within the ranks...

Bad news for democracy

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy counterbalance between Government and Opposition: more so in a context like Malta’s Parliamentary...

To function properly, any democracy requires a healthy...

Trust matters,  for both Abela and Delia

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one thing out: a leader who is less trusted than his own party cannot win an election; Adrian Delia must...

MaltaToday’s trust ratings have always spelt one...

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...

It is clear that Abela is already reaping part of the...

The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...

Where is this going?

When the security chief, Godfrey Scicluna, was involved in running over an old man and not immediately prosecuted, there was no reaction from the commissioner...

When the security chief, Godfrey Scicluna, was involved in...

The politics of appeasement

Surrounded by pro-hunting lobbyists and weak ministers, Joseph Muscat has imposed his pro-hunting agenda.

Surrounded by pro-hunting lobbyists and weak ministers,...

Our liberal credentials and the colour black

It must be a real shame for Maltese politicians – and our government...

It must be a real shame for Maltese politicians – and our...

Micro not macro

We are led to believe that the Muscat administration is primarily focused on reviewing and improving the ‘macro management’ of this country.

We are led to believe that the Muscat administration is...

Protecting our freedoms through reason

We cannot defend the malicious use of the press’s powers to attack the privacy and family life of public individuals' associates or relatives simply...

We cannot defend the malicious use of the press’s powers...

Risking European trust over migration

Malta runs the risk of having no room for a reasoned debate on the role of the European Union in assisting the Maltese islands on immigration and asylum.

Malta runs the risk of having no room for a reasoned debate...

Humanitarianism cannot be evaded

Bereft of all logic, the Maltese government prefers pursuing a point of principle, which endangers the lives of 102 asylum seekers, in a stand-off against a...

Bereft of all logic, the Maltese government prefers...

Spring hunting referendum: difficult but not impossible

The recent formation of the Coalition Against Spring Hunting – numbering 11...

The recent formation of the Coalition Against Spring...

When crime does pay

Failure to control what appears to be a widespread practice can have serious repercussions, as the recent murders of both Matthew Zahra and Anthony Borg amply...

Failure to control what appears to be a widespread practice...

More reason to take justice reform seriously

The Maltese courts that adopt draconian measures when it comes to foreign...

The Maltese courts that adopt draconian measures when it...

Nothing to declare

If Malta wishes to abide by the conditions it accepted when ratifying the UN convention against corruption, the annual declaration of assets must be upgraded...

If Malta wishes to abide by the conditions it accepted when...

Same problem, different ‘solution’

One would like to think that MPs on either side of the House are above the temptation to avail of their powers and privileges in order to favour their own...

One would like to think that MPs on either side of the...