A privatisation scandal
Apart from the law-courts, there is also the court of public opinion; government must surely realise that there is a limit to the people’s patience, when it comes to...
Public land belongs to the  public, not government
One struggles to comprehend why the Maltese government would care so such about private profits, and so little about Malta’s environment and urban well-being
In defence of long-term planning

In reality, however, over the past six years of economic growth we have seen little sign of this: especially in the planning sector, where the emphasis has...

In reality, however, over the past six years of economic...

Women still unequal on their day

Measures that disrupt and short-circuit structures of equality are indeed necessary, but they must also start deep inside the culture of politics

Measures that disrupt and short-circuit structures of...

A Konrad Mizzi candidature is not what Labour needs

The Labour party is already spoilt for choice when it comes to electing...

The Labour party is already spoilt for choice when it comes...

MaltaToday’s latest trust ratings: the boat has sailed

The PN must either soldier on under Adrian Delia until the inevitable downfall...

The PN must either soldier on under Adrian Delia until the...

The Church’s ‘mea culpa’ on child abuse

The fact that the two St Joseph Home suspects were tried and convicted did not...

The fact that the two St Joseph Home suspects were tried...

Let’s not abort all discussion...

To banish all discussion is therefore also to banish ways in which existing legislation can be made more effective

To banish all discussion is therefore also to banish ways...

The Last Supper, but not the last controversy

What this case has revealed is a deep and widespread misunderstanding of...

What this case has revealed is a deep and widespread...

The civil liberties minefield

The Nationalist Party is already committed to support the bill by its electoral programme: to vote against the bill today would be a complete reversal of the...

The Nationalist Party is already committed to support the...

‘Bringing down the government’ should not be the Opposition’s aim

The allegations which prompted the early election remain, as yet, unproven. If it transpires that they were inaccurate or untrue, ‘bringing down his...

The allegations which prompted the early election remain,...

A chance to pull our socks up

This legislature opens at a time when its services are most needed. Unfortunately it also opens under a cloud of mutual antagonism and distrust. But this...

This legislature opens at a time when its services are most...

Now is not a time to rush

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up with a genuinely inspiring political agenda is a different matter

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up...

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...