Gazing into the future
The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like gay marriage and adoptions; without a socially liberal orientation it will be condemned to stay as a large minority party
Detoxifying the PN brand
The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left conservatives gasping for air. In the process, the ‘silent majority’ once believed to hold the key to the...
The institutional rot still runs deep

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must be addressed at its head. Without strong moral leadership there can be no revolution inside the...

Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must...

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
The Police Force’s ‘Gray area’

The resulting quandary over whether or not the police should be fully independent from government has never been fully resolved.

The resulting quandary over whether or not the police...

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

The decisions taken at last Friday’s Nationalist Party executive meeting are...

The decisions taken at last Friday’s Nationalist Party...

A challenge and an opportunity

The PN must give serious consideration to as many contenders as possible for the leadership, rather than limit the choice to what would likely be the...

The PN must give serious consideration to as many...

Looking back, to move forward

This country needs a working democracy which heralds modern political parties which can implement policies and reforms.

This country needs a working democracy which heralds modern...

It’s all about creating jobs

Malta has managed – very differently to countries abroad – to contain the effects of the worst recession since the last war.

Malta has managed – very differently to countries abroad...

A reform agenda

We will be judging any new government on the basis of the implementation of a reforming programme that includes important changes to the way our democracy...

We will be judging any new government on the basis of the...

General fatigue

In these last eight days it is hoped that some personality or event or assertion manages to liven up the debate in what is fast becoming an extremely...

In these last eight days it is hoped that some personality...

A good initiative

the Times debate was a positive development and a welcome relief from the usual mediocre encounters between the leaders.

the Times debate was a positive development and a welcome...

It’s all about fairness

The present composition of two representatives chosen from each political party represented in parliament is anachronistic and absurd, as the person to be...

The present composition of two representatives chosen from...

The party that cried wolf

People did not believe the boy who cried wolf simply because he had lied to them once too often. Perhaps Dr Simon Busuttil should consider explaining to the...

People did not believe the boy who cried wolf simply...

Not the media that’s under scrutiny

Ministers' speculation over the actions of the media that brought out this case into the open, puts paid to their lip service to a free press.

Ministers' speculation over the actions of the media that...

Regaining public trust

It’s time to go back to basics with a serious and high level battle of ideas and allow the electorate freely to make up his mind in whose hands he or she...

It’s time to go back to basics with a serious and high...