Words must be translated into policies
Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech, though late in the day, set the right tone for a meaningful debate to take place. But our collective response cannot be...
‘Putting children at risk’
One must also point out that the State – which has a Constitutional obligation to provide free education in Malta – is duty-bound to ascertain that the same level of...
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
Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...

A good start, but only a start

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for...

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his...

The Attorney General owes us an explanation

There are political considerations that can only raise serious questions about...

There are political considerations that can only raise...

Energising an electoral campaign

Energy has now taken centre-stage; and this in itself marks a positive development, in a country which has no natural resources such as gas, oil or even coal...

Energy has now taken centre-stage; and this in itself marks...

Can this man be our next Prime Minister?

When, five years ago, the Labour Party faced another electoral defeat, leadership change was not up for question.

When, five years ago, the Labour Party faced another...

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...