Small parties not making inroads
One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a country where the major...
An election-eve, environmental epiphany
It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make atones for that...
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...

Battle of the billboards

Both PN and Labour campaigns seem to mirror each other in some respect.

Both PN and Labour campaigns seem to mirror each other in...

Prisoners of conscience

How much more public funds are we willing to spend, and how much more procrastination are we willing to endure, to ensure that the conscience of some of our...

How much more public funds are we willing to spend, and how...

The police’s duty to inform

Why was there no press conference at any stage of the Rahman investigation to keep the media informed… as tends to happen in all serious countries?

Why was there no press conference at any stage of the...

Nothing is sacred anymore

JPO was presented to the general electorate by the PN as a sacrificial lamb: resulting in an overwhelming sympathy vote which quite possibly led to the PN...

JPO was presented to the general electorate by the PN as a...

Desperate bedfellows

Viewed only through a narrow prism, the cohabitation move is admittedly little short of a political masterstroke.

Viewed only through a narrow prism, the cohabitation move...

This is not the PN we once knew

The extent of the mess we are seeing today is a direct consequence of the sum total of these and other, myriad failures.

The extent of the mess we are seeing today is a direct...

Where does all this lead?

Effectively, all government’s resources have now been channelled only into its own surviva

Effectively, all government’s resources have now been...

Show us the evidence

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando presents a quandary for the PN.

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando presents a quandary for the PN.

Caught in a political no man’s land

Regardless of how the PN chooses to ‘discipline’ its own members, the paralysis affecting the present government will invariably entail serious...

Regardless of how the PN chooses to ‘discipline’ its...

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...