No shortcut for PN in polls, but Labour has reasons to worry
The bottom line is that, while Labour is slowly losing ground, the PN is not making any territorial advances. The worse thing the PN can do, in this situation, is to...
Burying the Muscat legacy: the right thing to do
At a political level Joseph Muscat’s legacy, with all its good, has been poisoned. This is a legacy that cannot be treated any longer with kids gloves by those who believed...
Tax cuts are not the only answer

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political sense, but it remains a traditional approach to an issue which would be better confronted with...

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political...

Let’s not lose sight of humanity

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata of society as criminals, the government is sending out the message that human dignity is only...

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata...

Anger must be channelled, not ignored

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison d’etre: if they continue to ignore popular angst in favour of a corrupt establishment, we can...

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison...

Justice is not a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than others, otherwise, we shall be left to conclude that justice is a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than...

Barack Obama, a hard act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed the face of the America, he may yet prove a very tough act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed...

Expropriation can only be justified for public use

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the national interest, the...

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the...

Are we taking organised crime seriously enough?

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if a child is killed...

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if...

Paceville: The cart before the high-rise horse

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s scarcest...

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s...

On judging others by one’s yardstick

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that any press story which negatively portrays his own party, is automatically an attack on democracy...

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that...

Panama Papers: More than just offshore

To reflect the European spirit at work inside Brussels’s PANA committee, a Maltese parliamentary committee would mean having MPs speak of all...

To reflect the European spirit at work inside...

Budget 2017: ‘No one left behind’

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails to answer fundamental questions

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails...

Social budget that addresses pensioner and low-income earners

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by growing tourism...

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by...

Politics is a full-time job

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi stem from his handling of private financial interests while wearing a political hat

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi...

Shooting the messenger

It is a common tactic to respond to politically turbulent press stories by simply attacking or undermining the medium that printed them

It is a common tactic to respond to politically...

An affront to women’s rights

The compromise on the morning after pill may be convenient for a political class that doesn’t seem interested in the plight of the people affected...

The compromise on the morning after pill may be...

Time is running out for Air Malta

The Prime Minister is right to hold out for a deal which is more beneficial for Air Malta, especially if the Alitalia agreement would have reduced Air Malta to...

The Prime Minister is right to hold out for a deal which is...

Time to adapt to new social realities

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no longer comfortably fit in any one category, as well as receiving an influx of foreigners

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no...

Back to school, back to traffic

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion at particular peak times in a number of localities

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion...