‘Who is government trying to fool?’
There will be no ‘Team Malta’ high-fives if our country’s leaders expect us to ignore the fact that, of the top 40 days in which Malta recorded its highest COVID...
Over-familiarity breeds corruption
This inquiry should cast a light on how a number of inexplicable permits – some in violation of policies – were approved; and come out with clear recommendations for...
Without soul-searching, apologies are useless

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour should not be an...

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour...

A belated admission that cannabis users are not 'criminals'

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a fully liberalised...

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a...

A Maltese ‘Tangentopoli’, in the making

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once and for all, the...

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once...

Death of the Republic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by Robert Abela, is now imperilled and has become toxic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by...

Labour has a lot of soul-searching to do

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to help Robert Abela build a strong narrative: through which he can reclaim his party’s moral...

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to...

Labour must take stock of Muscat legacy

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated with people like Keith Schembri, which the party has never disowned; much as it will never disown...

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

Moving forward to a new reality

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical rethinking of our usual approach. Difficult decisions will need to be made about who can return to work

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical...

Hands off Miżieb and l-Aħrax: this is about land use, not hunting

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the public’s right of...

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the...

Health decisions should be taken for health reasons

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also warrants a dose of...

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also...

The virus that reveals the true colours of our humanity
Matthew Vella

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human rights or...

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human...

We should not lose our humanity

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this issue but we often forget that the EU is made of member states, some of which actively obstruct any...

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this...

Governments cannot face this crisis alone
A sign of things to come

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares the public for what is yet to come: a spike in cases, that can only be kept manageable through...

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares...

Now is the time to prepare for all tomorrow’s crises

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be defined by just a single...

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be...