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 Labour Party leader
The inevitable politicisation of public appointments
The price of ‘buying the peace’

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price: both literally - in the sense that a larger Cabinet also means higher expense - but also in terms of...

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price:...

It’s a prison, not a personal fiefdom

Though not immediately related to any of the previous prison fatalities – most of which took place on Alexander Dalli’s watch – the attitude...

Though not immediately related to any of the previous...

Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a...

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no...

New standards and old values

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the gander. That saying goes for Labour too: will its own MPs and ministers come clean on the...

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the...

Time to start taking Parliamentary ethics seriously

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least serve as a...

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least...

‘Trumpism’... not just an American invention

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far closer to the US...

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far...

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...

After the flood… the irony

How is it possible that no serious thought is ever given to availing ourselves of a natural bonanza of water delivered directly to our door?

How is it possible that no serious thought is ever given to...