The Prime Minister’s position is untenable
Matthew Vella
The stage is set for Muscat’s exit, and the chance for Labour to save the vestiges of its administration and its name as a social-democratic party
Muscat cannot wash himself clean of the impunity he has blessed
Matthew Vella
Even if he does remove Schembri and Mizzi, the political sacrifice will not wash Joseph Muscat clean of the impression of impunity he himself has blessed, when he did not remove...
Never too late for transparency and accountability

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it...

As with the accountability displayed by Justyne...

A good start, but only a start

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for...

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his...

Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

A SLAPP action too far

If the Maltese courts uphold decisions delivered in a UK court on defamation actions, the consequences for the free press and Maltese democracy would be...

If the Maltese courts uphold decisions delivered in a UK...

Delia needs to outline a vision

'Beyond the drummed-up feel-good factor at Sunday’s conference opening, there has so far been little to indicate how Delia proposes to turn his...

'Beyond the drummed-up feel-good factor at...

Hysteria is no basis for law

Ongoing assisted fertility debate is ignoring need for IVF law that reflects standards of modern science

Ongoing assisted fertility debate is ignoring need for IVF...

Prosperity, but not for all

Economic growth is creating jobs and generating wealth; but it also fuels a construction boom that has led to higher property and (especially) rental prices

Economic growth is creating jobs and generating wealth; but...

Out with the truth, and with the lies

The truth or otherwise of a situation cannot be ascertained by the number of people who attend a mass-meeting. This charade has gone on long enough: the only...

The truth or otherwise of a situation cannot be ascertained...

‘Eerie silence’ is not an answer

Muscat must be seen to be fighting to clear Malta’s name on the international circuit. This is simply not happening, and the country needs to be told why

Muscat must be seen to be fighting to clear Malta’s...

‘Normality’ can sometimes be abnormal

To doggedly retain Mizzi and Schembri even now, in the light of the latest...

To doggedly retain Mizzi and Schembri even now, in the...

Six months later...

This should serve as an eye-opener for those who hoped the ‘business as usual’ strategy will work today, as it has always worked in the past

This should serve as an eye-opener for those who hoped the...

Towards a stronger, freer press

Would it be a bad idea for small Malta to champion an EU-wide action to protect national newspapers and journalists from ruinous SLAPP lawsuits... rather than...

Would it be a bad idea for small Malta to champion an...

When disaster strikes...

Clearly, we need to conduct a thorough systems-check of all factors involved in coping with a national emergency. It would be wise not to wait for such an...

Clearly, we need to conduct a thorough systems-check of all...

‘Freedom of speech’ is not ‘wisdom to speak’

Freedom does not imply freedom from the consequences of what one says... this...

Freedom does not imply freedom from the consequences of...

A PR exercise, for a worthy cause...

On the surface, it was a generous donation to a worthy cause. But even at a glance, it is evident that there were ulterior motives behind this generosity

On the surface, it was a generous donation to a worthy...