Society does not exist to boost private profitability
The Malta Employers Association has proposed that "any package negotiated in the public sector should be discussed with private sector representatives before given the...
Assassination of Caruana Galizia: a scar on the national conscience
History may remain permanently divided on Daphne Caruana Galizia and her legacy: but the assassination is likely to remain a scar on the national conscience, like the brutal...
Let’s call misogyny by its name

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable. What is needed is an effort to stamp out an increasingly worrying culture of verbal violence...

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable....

A report which raises more questions than answers

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the report: which was...

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the...

An economy built on human lives

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will translate into millions of euros’ worth of profit for developers, are still so neglectful of...

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will...

Playing for time on 17 Black

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him gets smaller and smaller… as it surely will, the longer this game of hide and seek...

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him...

Something fishy in the fisheries department

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is too understaffed and...

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is...

Political and legal responsibility are not the same

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case...

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario...

Exploitation is the real issue

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise it, the actual aim of the legislation remains the same: to target the exploitation of sex workers

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise...

The PN’s future in the balance

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased militancy. Today, the electorate is attuned to less warlike, more conciliatory political rhetoric...

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased...

Missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to acknowledge how normal lives were being affected by public policy, missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to...

Country deserves strong opposition

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but should instead give itself the necessary time to go through an intense soul-searching exercise

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but...

The lessons to be learnt

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an administration that has had an unprecedented second landslide

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an...

The waiting begins
Matthew Vella

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today, this newspaper augurs that enlightened leadership will guide his every action; that he will seek...

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today,...

A race to the final hurdle

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be swayed by a wide variety of concerns... not just the concerns the two parties necessarily want them to...

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be...

Gozo, the final frontier

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge on the 13th district count

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge...

The spectre of inquiries and investigations

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political purpose; they...

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political...

Back in the trenches

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that their public role comes with the highest levels of political responsibility

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that...

What next Saturday is all about

This has not been a very respectable campaign. As the campaign progressed, it appeared that the two sides had entrenched themselves and engaged in an...

This has not been a very respectable campaign. As the...

Balanced broadcasting

Concrete reforms at the Broadcasting Authority should see the inclusion of members from civil society and all political parties.

Concrete reforms at the Broadcasting Authority should see...

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