The price of Joseph Muscat’s legacy
Matthew Vella
Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the political field, in one way or another... but the effects of their legacy will be with us for years to come.
Resigned to a non-resignation mentality | Mark Said
Cabinet ministers have to resign whenever the prime minister perceives the political costs of a minister staying in office to be higher than the benefits of keeping the status quo
A fabricated abuse
Michael Falzon

The minister should have been given some advice. Instead, apparently, the permanent secretary just obliged

The minister should have been given some advice. Instead,...

Did we really ‘make history’ this week? Not quite…
Raphael Vassallo

I, for one, still struggle to discern any real difference – at least in...

I, for one, still struggle to discern any real difference...

Don’t ask for public consultation if you’re going to ignore them
Josanne Cassar

Labour might feel it has the upper hand because it is ahead in the polls,...

Labour might feel it has the upper hand because it is...

Living with COVID
Saviour Balzan

The truth is that COVID has also altered our economic cycle, making the operation of the economy costlier and more difficult. The...

The truth is that COVID has also altered our...

Abela’s elastic ethical yardstick

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple cart by having to reshuffle the Cabinet for a new education...

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple...

‘Respect the people’s intelligence’, he said
Raphael Vassallo

And the fact that it just never happened at all – not even once, in all...

And the fact that it just never happened at all – not...

No excuses: Justyne Caruana has to go

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt nothing from recent history; and that – despite all assurances to the contrary – we still...

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt...

The most left-wing cannabis policy on the planet
Cyrus Engerer

The fact that no amendments whatsoever have been tabled in any regard shows...

The fact that no amendments whatsoever have been tabled in...

Cannabis use has been punished indiscriminately: Malta now reverses that

Instead of sowing discord through fear and cheap political tactics, let us work together to promote the well-being of society | Andrew Bonello & Robert...

Instead of sowing discord through fear and cheap political...

Cannabis law a step forward, not backwards, for Malta | Arda Özçubukçu, Ivan Ezquerra Romano

Malta is now trying to update its drug policies in light of the evidence on the most effective ways of protecting individuals from harm associated with...

Malta is now trying to update its drug policies in light of...

When ‘power games’ really do involve ‘power’…
Raphael Vassallo

In a nutshell: if this strategy is successful, we would be driven all the way...

In a nutshell: if this strategy is successful, we would be...

A tradition of petty corruption
Michael Falzon

The Maltese were taught it was a sin to be violent with and steal from one’s neighbour, or have extra-marital sex. In their eyes, however, cheating the...

The Maltese were taught it was a sin to be violent with and...

Would I lie to you? How trust in governments has been eroded
Josanne Cassar

Those whose trust has been completely eroded simply don’t want to know

Those whose trust has been completely eroded simply...

‘Privet’ property
Saviour Balzan

The time has come for all of us to have the right to walk freely without some show of force by alleged occupier who think they have the right to threaten whom...

The time has come for all of us to have the right to walk...

Pipeline: a sober discussion on our energy future

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply inauspicious time for Malta,...

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply...

Malta can foster cooperation as a viable alternative to myopic competition | Victor Fiorini

We spend a substantial chunk of our lives at the workplace and it should be nothing short of a rewarding experience | Victor Fiorini, Malta Cooperative...

We spend a substantial chunk of our lives at the workplace...

No, they didn’t try to ‘ban Christmas’ (they just did something much stupider, that’s all…)
Raphael Vassallo

The nature of ‘Christmas’ itself will not change one iota, just because you use a different word to describe it. It will still remain precisely the...

The nature of ‘Christmas’ itself will not...

Could 2022 be a ‘Year of Inflation’?

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to adjust to a ‘new normal’, the sudden increase in demands for goods and services simply...

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to...