‘Putting children at risk’
One must also point out that the State – which has a Constitutional obligation to provide free education in Malta – is duty-bound to ascertain that the same level of...
Overplaying the abortion card
It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party leader would resort to playing this card. This is, after all, not the first time that the PN has resorted to scaremongering...
Sleepwalking into an emergency

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge...

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and...

A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to...

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of...

A brave but delicate proposal

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

Crunch time for the PN

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert the total annihilation of the PN: either Delia emerges reconfirmed by a clear, unequivocal majority...

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert...

Complex reforms call for in-depth discussion

Just before the 2013 general election, Joseph Muscat said he intended to give...

Just before the 2013 general election, Joseph Muscat said...

Salvaging Muscat’s legacy

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand has been severely damaged. From now on, he faces an uncertain political future

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand...

Investigation must remain top priority

The effect of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder on the public will be 'extraordinary'. 'Such is the nature of a crime against everything that...

The effect of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder on the...

The pen conquers fear
Nobody deserves to die

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was a cold, calculated and barbaric act that has shocked the nation

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was a cold,...

A ‘feel-good’ budget, but at what cost?

Over the decades the budget has evolved into something more pervasive than...

Over the decades the budget has evolved into something...

Edward Scicluna’s strategy pays off

Not many finance ministers have the luxury to present budgets, which turn up a fiscal surplus... Edward Scicluna is in exactly that position

Not many finance ministers have the luxury to present...

A manifestation of prejudice

That such a motion could even be considered a politically sagacious move, in the climate of Malta today – after the recent battles won by the Gay Rights...

That such a motion could even be considered a politically...

A question of meritocracy

The government’s silence about the recent revelations concerning John Bundy is indicative of the general state of public administration in Malta

The government’s silence about the recent revelations...

Public scrutiny long overdue

The announcement of a Public Appointments Act is both timely and highly commendable; questions however remain as to whether the proposal – which is still...

The announcement of a Public Appointments Act is both...

Mutiny in the Opposition

Certainly it is not ‘unusual’ for incoming party leaders to face internal dissent among warring factions. But such tensions are normally shielded...

Certainly it is not ‘unusual’ for incoming...

An inauspicious start

On 7 September – a week before his election – Delia said that co-option to Parliament was “no longer an issue”. Clearly, that was a lie

On 7 September – a week before his election –...