Political and legal responsibility are not the same
Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case as much as any other, the fact remains that the law was not followed to the letter when applied to...
A welcome, but long overdue, appointment
A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed: not only have serious allegations undermined public confidence in elected officials, but the lack of an accepted code of...
Tourism is not just about numbers
What the Maltese want...
‘Majority rule’ is not democracy
MaltaToday Staff

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than ‘trees’… but is it in their long-term benefit to have more of the former, and less...

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than...

Put up, or shut up

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his stamp of authority. As for his detractors, they must now put up or shut up. If they are unable to do...

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his...

The fight for equality is not over yet

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is now up to Edward Zammit Lewis to strengthen what has already been achieved and to reach higher and...

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is...

Lawlessness on the high seas?

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with motoring on land, the regulations and enforcement have not evolved in step with the boating...

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with...

Symptoms of a failed system

In the aftermath of the chilling events of last Friday, many of the shortcomings identified in the International Commission of Jurists’ report were visibly...

In the aftermath of the chilling events of last Friday,...

Facing the inevitable

History has a nasty habit of repeating itself.

History has a nasty habit of repeating itself.

From GonziPN… to Gonzi vs PN?

Parliament has now clearly descended into the domain of the personal, the petty and the ridiculous.

Parliament has now clearly descended into the domain of the...

A question of self respect

With Monday’s vote in Parliament, the previously invisible battle lines of the Nationalist Party’s civil war have now been dragged into the open for all to...

With Monday’s vote in Parliament, the previously...

The end of the tether

Prime Minister Gonzi should really think twice before trying to keep up the futile pretence that all these issues are merely figments of our imagination.

Prime Minister Gonzi should really think twice before...

Making the proposals known

The two motions tabled by the Labour Party against Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici and Malta’s Permanent Representative to the EU Richard Cachia...

The two motions tabled by the Labour Party against Home...

Political fatigue

Both sides are so busy concerning themselves with the events of five decades ago that they appear to have forgotten we are now in 2012.

Both sides are so busy concerning themselves with the...

Hankering after better transport

In a rather unusual turn of events, it had to be Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks to expose Malta’s increasingly exasperating traffic situation.

In a rather unusual turn of events, it had to be Hollywood...

Taking the country for a ride

The fact that so much uncertainty continues to shroud Franco Debono’s intentions suggests he himself does not have a clear idea of where he wants to go, or...

The fact that so much uncertainty continues to shroud...

Of rockets and reality checks

By focusing on North Korea, the Prime Minister exposed himself to the charge of hypocrisy, for accusing the Opposition of a shortcoming that his own government...

By focusing on North Korea, the Prime Minister exposed...

Only one way out of this mess

The current situation in parliament has gone beyond farcical, and is now bordering on the perilously absurd.

The current situation in parliament has gone beyond...

A price hike too far

The latest price increase for bottled gas, on top of the recent fuel hike and the revised utility tariffs, poses the most serious challenge yet to the present...

The latest price increase for bottled gas, on top of the...