On abortion, some sense at last
It becomes a lot harder to ignore the realities on the ground when confronted directly by the people who are affected by them
Sexual harassment destroys lives
In this latest case, sexual violence ended up destroying an artist’s dream career; in Pauline Dembska’s case, it ended up killing her outright
Youth, mental health and the perils of social media

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that can have profound...

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that...

Business as usual?

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of inclusion and renewal: even if this is happening in the absence of a much-needed debate on the...

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of...

Divorcing planning from environment

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision to have a separate planning minister will truly bring about any meaningful change in Malta’s...

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision...

It should be ‘Madam Speaker’ next

Ultimately, however, the only way to increase female participation in political life, is to simply stop expecting women to ‘change themselves’, by...

Ultimately, however, the only way to increase female...

The Pope’s uncomfortable truths

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff, by showing the same political commitment for social justice: while refraining from the kind of...

One hopes that the local church will emulate the Pontiff,...

If Grech stays, his reforms must be far-reaching

Only a leader with a clear vision for this party, with the stamina to coax it...

Only a leader with a clear vision for this party, with the...

A paradoxical election

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large segment may not feel represented in the current two-party set up anymore; and this should increase...

The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large...

The only loser is democracy

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter enthusiasm that has characterised elections in the past

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter...

Abstention… from the highest court in the land

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal jurisdiction to...

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal...

Neither Labour nor PN has any ‘environmental credibility’

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the ‘environmental...

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the...

Regenerating old parties

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced their predecessor in the middle of the legislature are at the crossroads and now need a team of...

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced...

The abstention election?

If Labour wins by the same margin, not only will this be a knock-out blow on the opposition Nationalist Party, but it will also mean that Labour also has the...

If Labour wins by the same margin, not only will this be a...

Wages are paid in money, not words

Neither Labour nor the PN has actually committed itself to any specific wage increases, so far in the 2022 General Election campaign

Neither Labour nor the PN has actually committed itself to...

A new low in ‘power of incumbency’

It is also inexplicable why a party enjoying such a strong lead over the opposition, should resort to such cheap tactics in the first place

It is also inexplicable why a party enjoying such a strong...

The other war, in Gozo

Last Friday's vote on a Sannat application is corrupt in the sense that it illustrates a moral corruption when it comes to protecting our environment

Last Friday's vote on a Sannat application is corrupt...

‘War in Ukraine’ is only one reason to stop selling passports

In the end, it has to be the advent of war in Ukraine, to hasten an EU-wide...

In the end, it has to be the advent of war in Ukraine, to...

‘The show must go on’, within limits

The entire scenario has changed beyond recognition since the start of the electoral campaign; but the campaign itself has not changed accordingly at all

The entire scenario has changed beyond recognition since...

Europe faces an existential threat

On the domestic front, Malta has fallen in line with EU sanctions, and offered humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, in full respect of neutrality

On the domestic front, Malta has fallen in line with EU...