An indictment of our political culture
It should not really surprise us that the unwholesome situation mapped out in the GRECO report – which we have all tacitly accepted – would appear shocking and...
Fuelling suspicions
Protest and activism is an important part of any democracy. The relative comfort that comes with a growing economy must not lull us into complacency that forces us to frown on...
Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

Vote for merit and competence

There is much tweaking that needs to be done for the councils to become a model civic society.

There is much tweaking that needs to be done for the...

The tip of the iceberg

Something needs to be urgently done to address the negative popular perceptions caused by the fraud and corruption charges stemming from the public sector.

Something needs to be urgently done to address the negative...

Doing the (dis)honourable thing

A recipe for political dilettantism will result in the very opposite of the system of ‘meritocracy’.

A recipe for political dilettantism will result in the very...

More to Opposition than just opposing

The Opposition seems incapable of fielding any direct questions about its policy on restorative justice, or indeed anything else.

The Opposition seems incapable of fielding any direct...

Biding one’s time

Franco Debono must stop playing cat and mouse. He must decide and make his intentions known.

Franco Debono must stop playing cat and mouse. He must...

No time for theatrics

Faced with so many imponderables, the PN’s internal leadership problems are quite frankly secondary at this stage.

Faced with so many imponderables, the PN’s internal...

An agreement or an election

The failed vote of no confidence by the Labour Opposition has thrown the political crisis wide open. The motion clearly failed in its primary objective, but it...

The failed vote of no confidence by the Labour Opposition...

D-Day Thursday

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being called lies clearly with Franco Debono.

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being...

D-Day Thursday

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being called lies clearly with Franco Debono.

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being...

The moment of truth

Even if the seemingly unbridgeable divide is bridged by means of some form of last-gasp compromise, the damage will still have been done.

Even if the seemingly unbridgeable divide is bridged by...

In search of the truth

The reporting of the Sliema murders has shed light on the kind of hysteria precipitated by the way this tragedy broke some social norm.

The reporting of the Sliema murders has shed light on the...

A pre-electoral pact

Growing European economic uncertainty, coupled with the widely acknowledged precariousness of our local social security system, should encourage the...

Growing European economic uncertainty, coupled with the...