It’s also about peace of mind
Malta's primary inflation drivers have been services and food. If energy and fuel are taken out of the equation, inflation in Malta would be higher than most EU countries
Alienating middle of the road voters
Irrespective of his denial, the Prime Minister is lowering the bar to placate pockets of anger among the party’s grassroots
Energy subsidies cannot last forever

And given that there is already so much international pressure to end these subsidies, anyway: now would be a good time to start

And given that there is already so much international...

Reforming the justice system

The proposed reforms to the criminal justice system - authored by retired judge Antonio Mizzi and unveiled last week by Justice Minister Jonathan Attard...

The proposed reforms to the criminal justice system -...

Dogs are as dangerous as their owners

Hopefully, we will not have to wait for another episode of this horror show, for action to be finally taken

Hopefully, we will not have to wait for another episode of...

Deals are struck at the negotiation table

The MUMN and government must not forget that the impasse is only...

The MUMN and government must not forget that the...

Time to introduce unexplained wealth orders

By targeting the beneficiaries and enablers of ill-gotten wealth, the State...

By targeting the beneficiaries and enablers of ill-gotten...

Abela needs to shock the system

Robert Abela must have an honest and brutal sit-down session with his parliamentary group, on the shortcomings that have eroded trust over the past 12...

Robert Abela must have an honest and brutal sit-down...

No, Prime Minister: the bar has not been raised

As long as this problem remains unaddressed, one should not be too surprised if...

As long as this problem remains unaddressed, one should not...

LGBTIQ rights cannot be taken for granted

It is positive that parliament last week voted unanimously for changes to...

It is positive that parliament last week voted unanimously...

Robert Abela faces a stark choice

Abela should remember that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’; and current non-voters may eventually move on to new political pastures. At this stage, then,...

Abela should remember that ‘nature abhors a...

An abdication of duty

As an elected official Rosianne Cutajar has far greater responsibilities than ordinary individuals. The chats show that she reneged on these...

As an elected official Rosianne Cutajar has far greater...

The cost of failure

In this context those who argue that our contribution to global emissions as a country is relatively small should be reminded that our emissions are at par...

In this context those who argue that our contribution to...

Abela’s poisoned inheritance

Robert Abela must be clear that if any criminal action is recommended by the magisterial inquiry against people close to the Labour government, he will not...

Robert Abela must be clear that if any criminal action is...

Voters cannot be taken for granted

But with a quarter of the electorate still adamant on ‘not voting at all’, the cohort of disgruntled voters remains too large for the comfort of...

But with a quarter of the electorate still adamant on...

Simply charmless: a valedictory
Matthew Vella

After 10 years and a bit more as editor, Matthew Vella steps down and reflects on two decades of serving MaltaToday

After 10 years and a bit more as editor, Matthew Vella...

‘Boys will be boys’ must be challenged

The idea that ‘boys will be boys’ has to be challenged at all...

The idea that ‘boys will be boys’ has to be...

Not just ‘insensitive’, but irresponsible

There are no legal or ‘procedural’ grounds to object to the prison...

There are no legal or ‘procedural’ grounds to...

Robert Abela has a lot to apologise for

But with none of those 23 recommendations having actually been implemented, at any point in the last two years… clearly, Robert Abela has a lot to...

But with none of those 23 recommendations having actually...

The ball is in Abela’s court

The Prime Minister has a duty to explain what part he played in the hospitals concession deal, if at all, between 2015 and now. The public has a right to know.

The Prime Minister has a duty to explain what part he...