A Konrad Mizzi candidature is not what Labour needs
The Labour party is already spoilt for choice when it comes to electing Muscat’s successor. It does not need the embarrassment of a Konrad Mizzi candidature
MaltaToday’s latest trust ratings: the boat has sailed
The PN must either soldier on under Adrian Delia until the inevitable downfall and begin the painful job of reconstruction to stand a fighting chance by 2022… or it can...
No ‘secret deals’ over human rights

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening international law, and committing human rights violations, through ‘secret deals’ with other...

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening...

Public roles should not serve private interests

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a serving government...

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a...

Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

Disagreeing to agree
The survivor

If this year promised to be a minefield for politicians, the next eight weeks are definitely going to be explosive in comparison.

If this year promised to be a minefield for politicians,...

Year of resignations

Looked back on in future, 2012 may well prove to be the year in which a long overdue ‘culture of resignation’ was finally entrenched in the national psyche.

Looked back on in future, 2012 may well prove to be the...

The rot sets in at the top

Clearly, the time has come to reform the entire system, if needs be from scratch… starting with the role of the Commission for the Administration of Justice,...

Clearly, the time has come to reform the entire system, if...

When the foundations are shaken

Anything less than a complete systemic reform will not satisfy a now palpable thirst for more seriousness at all levels of the country’s administration.

Anything less than a complete systemic reform will not...

Gonzi’s ‘no regrets’

At the end of the day, neither Lawrence Gonzi nor any other politician can expect to be taken seriously when they claim to be infallible, or indeed...

At the end of the day, neither Lawrence Gonzi nor any other...

Call an election

Today’s vote in parliament will decide the fate of the government.

Today’s vote in parliament will decide the fate of the...

More Europe is the way forward

The political agenda is dominated by two recurring questions, namely: will Franco Debono give his consent to the approval of the budget? And depending on the...

The political agenda is dominated by two recurring...

Now for the beef

Simon Busuttil has won a resounding victory, beyond expectations, against the wishes of most Cabinet members, surpassing an unprecedented two-thirds threshold...

Simon Busuttil has won a resounding victory, beyond...

Will the whistleblower be heeded?

Philip Rizzo’s revelations about Schembri have been in the public domain for well over a week now, and his identity as the whistleblower has been known for...

Philip Rizzo’s revelations about Schembri have been in...

Evolution of a controversy

In an age of globalised communications networks, we can no longer conveniently change mask between Brussels and Malta, and imagine that nobody will tell the...

In an age of globalised communications networks, we can no...

Malta’s double life

The thorough investigation of the John Dalli affair is highly commendable, but it stands in sharp contrast with the attitude by the same authorities with...

The thorough investigation of the John Dalli affair is...