Death of the Republic
The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by Robert Abela, is now imperilled and has become toxic
Labour has a lot of soul-searching to do
Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to help Robert Abela build a strong narrative: through which he can reclaim his party’s moral credentials, and thus...
An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which...

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape...

Violent words lead to violent crimes

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually...

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that...

‘Fairness’ can only be achieved through social reform

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if it departs from the...

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if...

Why Byron Camilleri has to go

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull by the horns when dealing with Col. Alex Dalli

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull...

Even ‘revolving doors’ have to be investigated

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to be connected to...

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to...

PAC: playpen of democracy

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides. While Konrad Mizzi was trying to score points with Labour grassroots, the truth is that he was...

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides....

A European election without Europe

All along, both parties have successfully projected the image that they are cut off from the realities affecting the daily life of citizens. This is all a...

All along, both parties have successfully projected the...

A culture of responsibility-shirking

Both political parties seem to be locked in a permanent tit-for-tat mentality, which ignores the more pressing concerns

Both political parties seem to be locked in a permanent...

A challenging time for the Church

It is no secret that the Church Archbishop Charles Scicluna inherited has been going through a particularly difficult phase of late. 

It is no secret that the Church Archbishop Charles...

People should decide, not politicians

Joseph Muscat's treatment of the hunting referendum has politicised the debate, in what is a betrayal of the democratic principle that the referendum...

Joseph Muscat's treatment of the hunting referendum has...

A farewell to meritocracy

Engerer’s European credentials are not under discussion here but rather the inescapable whiff of political nepotism that raises eyebrows

Engerer’s European credentials are not under...

Ministerial discretion is the issue

The National Audit Office report observed that a direct order on six months’ hedging on unleaded gas and diesel was “detracting from the...

The National Audit Office report observed that a direct...

Whistleblowers still unprotected

Already the scope of application of this law is limited (and would de facto exclude the oil scandal, or any comparable scenario).

Already the scope of application of this law is limited...

A recipe for scandal

As long ago as 2004, Minister Debono had been questioned regarding her husband’s position within the public service: a position that would be considered...

As long ago as 2004, Minister Debono had been questioned...

Two years: our assessment

Two years ago the electorate proved again that no one is forever, and that democracy always, somehow, prevails.

Two years ago the electorate proved again that no one is...

This is not war

The launch of the slick hunters’ campaign led to a swift and angry rebuke by the No campaign calling on real hunters to take charge and debate the issues...

The launch of the slick hunters’ campaign led to a...

Government is not a business

Had the government allowed matters to proceed in court it would have rightfully taken back a property valued at €500 per square metre.

Had the government allowed matters to proceed in court it...

In praise of the principle

Side-lining the obvious media sensation of the fact that the accounts in question were located in Switzerland, we can only say that it is a singular act...

Side-lining the obvious media sensation of the fact that...