Overplaying the abortion card
It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party leader would resort to playing this card. This is, after all, not the first time that the PN has resorted to scaremongering...
Parks are needed where people live
No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality
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...

If it’s true, go. But if not…

The OLAF report containing allegations against John Dalli should be made public immediately.

The OLAF report containing allegations against John Dalli...

Children should be heard but not exploited

John Dalli: second time unlucky.

John Dalli: second time unlucky.

The black hole of Floriana

The country is owed an urgent explanation as to how the Floriana Depot – which is supposed to be the safest place in Malta – has deteriorated into the...

The country is owed an urgent explanation as to how the...

House rules. Or does it?

Such is the sorry state of Parliament today that it can no longer even discuss motions brought forward in the House, for fearing of actually having to take a...

Such is the sorry state of Parliament today that it can no...

Placing the national interest last

Only one option can now rid us of this uncertainty and restore public faith in a parliament which no longer seems to deserve any. The prime minister knows well...

Only one option can now rid us of this uncertainty and...

A nightmare before Christmas?

When Parliament convenes, it will certainly not be House business as usual.

When Parliament convenes, it will certainly not be House...

The wages of spin

Gonzi seems to be alienating the very people whose support he once took for granted… while gaining little or nothing to compensate for this potential loss.

Gonzi seems to be alienating the very people whose support...

The great white hope

If the Labour leader wishes to dispel the last remaining doubts about his party’s identity and its intentions, he will have to produce a good deal more than...

If the Labour leader wishes to dispel the last remaining...

Manifestly absurd

One may well ask why Labour does not lift the lid by clarifying its ‘roadmap’ – Muscat’s choice of word, incidentally – ahead of an election in which...

One may well ask why Labour does not lift the lid by...

The other side of history

Which side is really the right side of history with regard to Libya? That is a question only time can really answer.

Which side is really the right side of history with regard...

Forward to the past

While both parties seem hell-bent on dragging us backwards towards the past, both insist that their intention is to pave the way to a better future.

While both parties seem hell-bent on dragging us backwards...

Economies of spin

Our appeal: government must assure us it will retain a firm grip on the tiller of the economy. As for the opposition, it ought to at least concede that...

Our appeal: government must assure us it will retain a firm...