Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless
The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more revealing of other political realities of relevance to this campaign and is probably more indicative of...
Construction sector reforms have failed
The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job
The PN has no ‘Plan B’, either

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss goodbye to a not-insignificant section of the PN’s voter-base: a voter-base that has already...

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss...

No more business ‘as usual’

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise, unlawful pressures to cede rights and more limits on the time during which construction is allowed

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise,...

A collapse in health and safety standards

The Labour administration has so far displayed sensitivity to such matters in...

The Labour administration has so far displayed sensitivity...

Gazing into the future

The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like gay marriage and adoptions; without a socially liberal orientation it will be condemned to stay as a...

The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like...

Detoxifying the PN brand

The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left conservatives gasping for air. In the process, the ‘silent majority’ once believed to...

The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left...

Good intentions are not enough

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want equity, and demand that the market does not rule every aspect of their life. They want intervention...

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want...

‘Law and order’ begins at home

Marsa is the clearest example of ‘ghettoisation’, whereby entire communities of non-native residents have been confined to certain areas

Marsa is the clearest example...

Drugs and Justice

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug offenders to rehabilitate... while, in practice, refusing to give the rehabilitation process the...

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug...

Towards a genuine media reform

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major aspect of Malta's defamation laws, there are certinaly areas which can be improved

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major...

The only important thing now is closure

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case than justice for the Caruana Galizia family, or even the pursuit of truth for its own sake. There...

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case...

Panama, revisited

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the bi-partisan consensus out there: always capitalise on the failings of your enemy, even if it means...

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the...

Culture change needed on domestic violence

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new reality, or a reality...

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new...

Taking on Labour: opposing Muscat's growing supremacy

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing supremacy, it has to...

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing...

Desperate times call for desperate measures

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the lowest ever...

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the...

The EP resolution must be heeded

The European Parliament's resolution on Malta is important for us, and we should be mature enough to put aside political differences and accept...

The European Parliament's resolution on...

Malta should set its own ethical standards and get its act together

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for notoriety in the...

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for...

Secrecy must be attacked

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to undertake their responsibilities, information leaks are not only bound to happen... but they have...

Under circumstances where institutions cannot be trusted to...

No politics, no scandal

As with Panama, Malta features prominently in the cache of the leaked Paradise Papers, but to date, no political names have been exposed.

As with Panama, Malta features prominently in the cache of...