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...
Let’s call misogyny by its name

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable. What is needed is an effort to stamp out an increasingly worrying culture of verbal violence...

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable....

A report which raises more questions than answers

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the report: which was...

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the...

An economy built on human lives

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will translate into millions of euros’ worth of profit for developers, are still so neglectful of...

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will...

Playing for time on 17 Black

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him gets smaller and smaller… as it surely will, the longer this game of hide and seek...

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him...

Something fishy in the fisheries department

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is too understaffed and...

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is...

Political and legal responsibility are not the same

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case...

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario...

A PR exercise, for a worthy cause...

On the surface, it was a generous donation to a worthy cause. But even at a glance, it is evident that there were ulterior motives behind this generosity

On the surface, it was a generous donation to a worthy...

The rise of ‘social media rule’

If government uses social media to bypass advertising spending in newspapers, it would be deliberately debilitating the newspaper industry’s...

If government uses social media to bypass...

Silence will not make the issue go away

Muscat said nothing about the matter until three years after both Pilatus Bank and Sadr himself came to public attention. Why did the news have to be revealed...

Muscat said nothing about the matter until three years...

Pilatus: the headache that won’t go away

The Malta Financial Services Authority has ordered the removal of Ali Sadr...

The Malta Financial Services Authority has ordered the...

Laws are useless without enforcement

 We have in many ways improved our traffic infrastructure over the years: perhaps it is time to revise our traffic policing methods accordingly

 We have in many ways improved our traffic...

‘Instant vilification’ is not ‘discussion’

To call pro-choice women ‘murderers’ and ‘animals’ does...

To call pro-choice women ‘murderers’ and...

A political pension bombshell

The Bill, which would have allowed MPs to claim a parliamentary pension after serving just one legislature seemed to confirm popular suspicions that both sides...

The Bill, which would have allowed MPs to claim a...

A new class of poverty

Government would do well to remember that it is there to improve the country’s lot... not just its own.

Government would do well to remember that it is there to...

A game changer for Malta

Following the outcomes of Italy's national election, one can only expect relations between the two countries to be frosty, under such circumstances.

Following the outcomes of Italy's national election,...

A small victory for common sense

Access to open spaces is more than just a luxury: it is a fundamental prerequisite, and with proper planning policies in place, it should not be too difficult...

Access to open spaces is more than just a luxury: it is a...

Clientelism – the bane of Maltese politics

 It is undeniable that many people regard politicians as a means to an...

 It is undeniable that many people regard politicians...

A perversion of the democratic principle

Paying the private sector for consultancy is tantamount to paying a lobbyist to influence decision-making, in a way that is obviously going to be beneficial to...

Paying the private sector for consultancy is tantamount to...

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