Delaying resignation will increase confusion
Unless Joseph Muscat resigns – and resigns now – chaos will continue to reign unchecked
Malta’s most trying moment, a nightmare before Christmas
Matthew Vella
The spirit of national protest must be all the more respected and protected. The people’s security has to be guaranteed.
A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Too late, but not  too little

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has finally sprung into action – even if so late in the day – remains an important step in the...

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has...

The end of the tether

Prime Minister Gonzi should really think twice before trying to keep up the futile pretence that all these issues are merely figments of our imagination.

Prime Minister Gonzi should really think twice before...

Making the proposals known

The two motions tabled by the Labour Party against Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici and Malta’s Permanent Representative to the EU Richard Cachia...

The two motions tabled by the Labour Party against Home...

Political fatigue

Both sides are so busy concerning themselves with the events of five decades ago that they appear to have forgotten we are now in 2012.

Both sides are so busy concerning themselves with the...

Hankering after better transport

In a rather unusual turn of events, it had to be Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks to expose Malta’s increasingly exasperating traffic situation.

In a rather unusual turn of events, it had to be Hollywood...

Taking the country for a ride

The fact that so much uncertainty continues to shroud Franco Debono’s intentions suggests he himself does not have a clear idea of where he wants to go, or...

The fact that so much uncertainty continues to shroud...

Of rockets and reality checks

By focusing on North Korea, the Prime Minister exposed himself to the charge of hypocrisy, for accusing the Opposition of a shortcoming that his own government...

By focusing on North Korea, the Prime Minister exposed...

Only one way out of this mess

The current situation in parliament has gone beyond farcical, and is now bordering on the perilously absurd.

The current situation in parliament has gone beyond...

A price hike too far

The latest price increase for bottled gas, on top of the recent fuel hike and the revised utility tariffs, poses the most serious challenge yet to the present...

The latest price increase for bottled gas, on top of the...

Embryonic confusion

It would appear that Gozo Bishop Mario Grech’s homily last Friday, on the occasion of Our Lady of Sorrows, has shocked and confused a sizeable number of...

It would appear that Gozo Bishop Mario Grech’s homily...

Nicholas Azzopardi’s legacy

On Saturday, Police Commissioner John Rizzo publicly called on the Attorney General to reopen inquiries into the death of Nicholas Azzopardi, who died...

On Saturday, Police Commissioner John Rizzo publicly called...

Nobody is above parliament

There is something increasingly abnormal, if not downright sinister, about the government’s apparent disregard for the basic functions and protocols of...

There is something increasingly abnormal, if not downright...

An uninspiring turn of events

It was revealed that the Inspire Foundation has had to cease providing a number of essential services, because of unexpected cuts to the government social...

It was revealed that the Inspire Foundation has had to...