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 democracy, which...
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 face the facts
A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Too late, but not  too little

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has finally sprung into action – even if so late in the day – remains an important step in the...

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has...

Justice must be seen to be done

As the latest Enemalta scandal unfolds, there is an increasing danger of losing sight of what really happened in the mad scramble to apportion or deflect...

As the latest Enemalta scandal unfolds, there is an...

A loss for the people?

The next President should be able to offer a social, reconciliatory hand and straddle the political divide as a unifying figurehead, embracing an understanding...

The next President should be able to offer a social,...

No waivers on ethics

Franco Mercieca should make his plans for the immediate future clear

Franco Mercieca should make his plans for the immediate...

A legion of small fry

The government is claiming to have advice from the Attorney General that what so many consumers and businesses did in paying the perpetrators of the rigged...

The government is claiming to have advice from the Attorney...

Politics of perception

The results of our survey about the popularity of Cabinet ministers make for interesting and occasionally surprising reading.

The results of our survey about the popularity of Cabinet...

No one is above the law

The UN said Church rules are not in conformity with provisions relating to children's rights to be protected against discrimination, violence and all forms of...

The UN said Church rules are not in conformity with...

A long overdue step in the right direction

A system of state funding may go some distance towards addressing an apparently...

A system of state funding may go some distance towards...

Some citizens are more equal

The revised IIP scheme launched last Thursday may have satisfied the European Commission, but one of the main bones of contention has been left unaddressed.

The revised IIP scheme launched last Thursday may have...

Putting Church and State asunder

Ordinary citizens fully concur with the need for a separation between ecclesiastical and government affairs

Ordinary citizens fully concur with the need for a...

Governing in prose

If there was a lesson to be learnt from recent events, it would be that Muscat and his government should stop believing their own hype

If there was a lesson to be learnt from recent events, it...

Addicted to politics

The choice of next President may provide an opportunity to begin a ‘detox’ process to address the country’s burgeoning political addiction.

The choice of next President may provide an opportunity to...

Protecting the most basic principles of democracy

MaltaToday will further undertake all legal courses of action available, should...

MaltaToday will further undertake all legal courses of...