Addressing the reality of tomorrow's workplace
This is, in fact, a major downside to the government’s economic strategy: the downward pressure exerted by foreign workers on salaries across the board
A new class of vulnerable
One cannot also miss the irony, that the army of delivery workers in Malta in 2020 were an essential part of the COVID-19 ‘frontline’, as it were: given that their...
An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which...

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape...

Violent words lead to violent crimes

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually...

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that...

‘Fairness’ can only be achieved through social reform

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if it departs from the...

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if...

Why Byron Camilleri has to go

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull by the horns when dealing with Col. Alex Dalli

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull...

Even ‘revolving doors’ have to be investigated

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to be connected to...

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to...

PAC: playpen of democracy

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides. While Konrad Mizzi was trying to score points with Labour grassroots, the truth is that he was...

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides....

Protecting our freedoms through reason

We cannot defend the malicious use of the press’s powers to attack the privacy and family life of public individuals' associates or relatives simply...

We cannot defend the malicious use of the press’s powers...

Risking European trust over migration

Malta runs the risk of having no room for a reasoned debate on the role of the European Union in assisting the Maltese islands on immigration and asylum.

Malta runs the risk of having no room for a reasoned debate...

Humanitarianism cannot be evaded

Bereft of all logic, the Maltese government prefers pursuing a point of principle, which endangers the lives of 102 asylum seekers, in a stand-off against a...

Bereft of all logic, the Maltese government prefers...

Spring hunting referendum: difficult but not impossible

The recent formation of the Coalition Against Spring Hunting – numbering 11...

The recent formation of the Coalition Against Spring...

When crime does pay

Failure to control what appears to be a widespread practice can have serious repercussions, as the recent murders of both Matthew Zahra and Anthony Borg amply...

Failure to control what appears to be a widespread practice...

More reason to take justice reform seriously

The Maltese courts that adopt draconian measures when it comes to foreign...

The Maltese courts that adopt draconian measures when it...

Nothing to declare

If Malta wishes to abide by the conditions it accepted when ratifying the UN convention against corruption, the annual declaration of assets must be upgraded...

If Malta wishes to abide by the conditions it accepted when...

Same problem, different ‘solution’

One would like to think that MPs on either side of the House are above the temptation to avail of their powers and privileges in order to favour their own...

One would like to think that MPs on either side of the...

It’s about more than numbers

Speaking about unsustainable numbers means automatically that the government has a limit in mind; Muscat should come clean, therefore, and say what he thinks...

Speaking about unsustainable numbers means automatically...

Migration: Fuelling the flames

Muscat's proposal to openly defy international law has clearly divided Labour’s previously impregnable support base.

Muscat's proposal to openly defy international law has...

Governments are not above the law

Muscat's cavalier disregard for human rights is not the sort of thing one associates with the sort of country many of us would like to see Malta evolving into;...

Muscat's cavalier disregard for human rights is not the...

The source of the matter

The European Convention on Human Rights has been entrenched in Malta’s constitution since 1987, yet in 2013, Malta still lacks some very basic and...

The European Convention on Human Rights has been entrenched...