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The Skinny How about turning that wage supplement into a simple ‘wage’ in perpetuity?
The Skinny | No 137 – Farewell to the Wage Supplement
The Skinny When can we start telling the EU to go back to its country?
The Skinny | No 136 – Passing the Buck to Hide the Bucks
Catholics digitally stoning Francis for exercising compassion will never not be hilarious
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The Skinny | No 134 – Gow Bekk Tu Jor Kantry, Pope

The Skinny | No 134 – Gow Bekk Tu Jor Kantry,...

So we’re scrapping the Gozo tunnel plans for a bridge to Sicily or something?
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The Skinny 133 • Getting Things Done All Around the World

The Skinny 133 • Getting Things Done All Around the...

The fact PN and PL rallies were apparently immune to COVID was an underappreciated breakthrough
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The Skinny | No 132 – We’ve Won!

The Skinny | No 132 – We’ve Won!

Why wasn’t I told I could benefit from corruption?!! I’m complaining to my MP
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The Skinny | No 131 – Hangin’ Out With the Good Thief

The Skinny | No 131 – Hangin’ Out With the Good...

The annual political party leaders rap battle staged at the University of Malta campus
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The Skinny | No 130 – Beatdown at the Academy

The Skinny | No 130 – Beatdown at the Academy

‘Stay safe’ suddenly has an even keener edge than the one previously sharpened by the pandemic
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No 129 – Chilly East Wind Blowing

No 129 – Chilly East Wind Blowing

To get my vote, politicians need to look like victorious WWE wrestlers

No 128 | Abela vs Grech: Who’s Hotter?

No 128 | Abela vs Grech: Who’s Hotter?

Tran|Sport Malta Marathon? That’s an admirable feat of compression, if nothing else

No. 127 | Running With Ministerial Scissors

No. 127 | Running With Ministerial Scissors

St Paul’s day is like vintage fake news propping up Catholic nation-building

The Skinny | No 126 – Shipwrecked Saints & Sanctified Snakes

The Skinny | No 126 – Shipwrecked Saints &...

The possibilities and pitfalls of having 17K a month to spend

The Skinny | No 125 – Mo Money Mo Problems

The Skinny | No 125 – Mo Money Mo Problems

Maybe we’ll get a Ministry for Clientelism after the inevitable Labour election victory...

No 124 – Flexing Them Muscles For Election Time

No 124 – Flexing Them Muscles For Election Time

Joseph presses the subtle messaging button for a powder-keg broadcast

The Skinny | No 123 – Knock, Knock: The Sound of Da Police

The Skinny | No 123 – Knock, Knock: The Sound of Da...

A lot of people live with unprocessed resentment for women due to a myriad factors

No 122 – Gender Violence? What Gender Violence?

No 122 – Gender Violence? What Gender Violence?

So I told God... “Sha-la-ka-ta-bosi-tokasi-to-malaaaammaaatoma. Hallelujah!”

The Skinny | No 121 – River of Hot Lava

The Skinny | No 121 – River of Hot Lava

Happy New Year to our readers, children, wives, mistresses, toyboys and digital life-assistants

The Skinny | No. 120 – Death to 2021

The Skinny | No. 120 – Death to 2021

Nobody resigns in Malta. Three stacked together is a Christmas miracle

The Skinny | No 119 – Christmas Collapse at Mile End

The Skinny | No 119 – Christmas Collapse at Mile End

Gonzi getting HIGH and mighty over cannabis is a tactical error par excellence

The Skinny | No 118 – Gonzi vs Ganja

The Skinny | No 118 – Gonzi vs Ganja

If I can’t breath fresh air at Majjistral, maybe Christmas isn’t worth saving after all

The Skinny | No 117 – Masks in the Countryside

The Skinny | No 117 – Masks in the Countryside