Neither Labour nor PN has any ‘environmental credibility’
Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the ‘environmental credibility’ they both now boast about. But there is still a chance that they might, in future
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 loyalists, which can back...
Citizens’ Assembly can chip away at EU trust deficit

Only through this kind of democratisation process can Europe’s social...

Only through this kind of democratisation process can...

A wake-up call to address poverty, and hunger

It should also serve as a wake-up call to stop the further destruction of...

It should also serve as a wake-up call to stop the further...

A SLAPP in the face of media intimidation

Admittedly, the anti-SLAPP proposal is not likely to suffer the same fate; as...

Admittedly, the anti-SLAPP proposal is not likely to suffer...

Neutrality needs to be debated, not discarded

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail further erosion of...

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail...

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...

It’s a prison, not a personal fiefdom

Though not immediately related to any of the previous prison fatalities – most of which took place on Alexander Dalli’s watch – the attitude...

Though not immediately related to any of the previous...

Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a...

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no...

New standards and old values

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the gander. That saying goes for Labour too: will its own MPs and ministers come clean on the...

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the...

Time to start taking Parliamentary ethics seriously

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least serve as a...

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least...

‘Trumpism’... not just an American invention

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far closer to the US...

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far...

Half-baked measures don’t work

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again insisted - our national approach should be determined by a committee of experts, representing all the...

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again...

Attack the local plans: how to redress the democratic deficit on planning

The only way to protest the development assault on good sense and serenity, is to force the redrawing of local plans in Malta, whether by court action...

The only way to protest the development assault on good...

The COVID-19 crisis demands a coherent, unified approach

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread perception that the...

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread...

Bernard Grech’s golden opportunity

Grech must certainly address the measures introduced by the Budget. But a partisan critique, aimed only at enthusing his party...

Grech must certainly address the measures...

A wartime budget

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient fire-power, at a glance, to at least kickstart a jittery economy, it may not be enough to see through a...

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient...

Abela must translate his 'enforcement' warnings into action

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a communal effort in which...

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a...

A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...