Day: October 22, 2017

For this is democracy

For this is democracy

The spontaneous protest in front of the police headquarters this evening shows that in the midst of indifference and misguided loyalty to a corrupt regime, something real is stirring. This is the way big political changes start. With the example of the few. With focused and presently conscious steps. With the articulation of anger and …

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And so it begins

And so it begins

Michael Briguglio, James Debono, Claudine Cassar and I were targeted today by the Labour Party media for standing up and expressing views that are in opposition to the politicians they protect. We stood on stage and gave witness to our commitment to continue Daphne Caruana Galizia’s fight. For the Labour Party to expect  to hear …

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ADDS VIDEO: From despair, hope

ADDS VIDEO: From despair, hope

This is the speech I delivered today at the Civil Society Network demonstration this afternoon in Valletta. An English translation follows. If you were in Valletta today do please share you experience and photos or videos in the comments below. The photo with this post is by The Times’ Matthew Mirabelli. Nixtieq nirringrazzja ‘l Daphne …

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Former Maltese Prime Minister demands resignation of heads of failed institutions

Former Maltese Prime Minister demands resignation of heads of failed institutions

The below article was published this morning on The Malta Independent on Sunday. An online version is not up at this time. Incredibly these strong words from a former prime minister were relegated by the newspaper to its twelfth page. Lawrence Gonzi again speaks clearly. Institutional chiefs must leave. Politicians must cut the platitudes and …

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GUEST POST: We owe it to her children and ours to go to Valletta today

GUEST POST: We owe it to her children and ours to go to Valletta today

My guest poster today is my own wife, Clemence who had to travel from the island and is kicking herself for missing this afternoon’s march demanding justice after Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. Today I will not be able to make it to the protest because I am abroad. But if any of you are still …

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THE SUNDAY TIMES: Omerta

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Omerta

“But a dream ends on awakening, and sleep cannot be forced. Even as we shrug off the assassination of a journalist, the rest of the world has seen our mask of a paradise island drop and glimpsed the rot beneath.” My article in The Sunday Times today.

The Sunday Times calls for Joseph Muscat to resign

The Sunday Times calls for Joseph Muscat to resign

In a hard hitting editorial today, The Sunday Times calls for Joseph Muscat to resign. “Ideally, the long and fraught process of change would start with a sacking and a resignation – the police chief, the Prime Minister. They are clearly not the ones to cleanse the country.” Read the editorial here.

Libyan Press: Maltese corrupt officials profit from Libyans’ woes

Libyan Press: Maltese corrupt officials profit from Libyans’ woes

We are losing the trust of Europeans. But we are losing the trust of Libyans as well. When Dom Mintoff presented Malta as some Mediterranean honest broker, bridging north and south, the North sniggered. There was nothing honest about Malta’s brokering. It was a colony of Mu’ammar Ghaddafi. Years of patient diplomacy changed that. The …

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