The hardworking middle class needs a morale booster
Caruana’s next budget must provide the ray of hope that allows Malta’s hard workers and self-employed the chance to dream and achieve
Rights, favours and a sick political culture
People should be able to access a social benefit, or be treated in a timely manner in the health system, because it is their right and not because someone is doing them a favour....
A criminal complaint too far

'As the person caught red-handed opening a secret company, it should be Keith Schembri to prove Busuttil’s allegations wrong'

'As the person caught red-handed opening a secret...

The PN’s dilemma: continuity or change?

The Nationalist party is caught, as in a vice, between the opposing forces of...

The Nationalist party is caught, as in a vice, between the...

The cost of overdevelopment

If we are to preserve our natural heritage and conserve our urban tradition – which would entail a strict ‘ODZ is ODZ’ policy – the...

If we are to preserve our natural heritage and conserve our...

A day of celebration and protest

Fears that the new law would somehow affect the way people can legally talk about family relations – to the extent, for example, of ‘out-lawing...

Fears that the new law would somehow affect the way people...

Breaking our addiction to cars

We are reaching a point where existing solutions no longer serve their purpose

We are reaching a point where existing solutions no longer...

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...