Impunity in a mafia state, for so it is

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2017-10-29T13:00:12+00:00Sun, 29th Oct '17, 12:15|

Adrian Hillman made the press today. The Sunday Times reports “senior government officials recommended” his appointment to the Board of Trustees of the American University of Malta. The “recommendation”, for which read Keith Schembri exercising his political muscle and calling a favour from that white elephant on public land, materialised in Adrian Hillman’s appointment. But [...]

Intentional inconsistencies

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2017-10-30T21:43:54+00:00Sun, 29th Oct '17, 10:27|

When the Charlie Hebdo attack happened, the prime minister of Malta flew to Paris to march in protest. When Daphne Caruana Galizia died, the prime minister of Malta flew to Dubai to sell passports. Here's another inconsistency. When a courageous young man protested alone on the steps of Castille to make a point about an [...]

To learn nothing

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2017-10-29T10:17:24+00:00Sun, 29th Oct '17, 10:15|

Here is the prime minister of Malta challenged by the press to express his views on the consultant to his Minister Konrad Mizzi calling protesters in front of Castille whores. The fact that he had to be door-stepped by the press to express a view should, in a normal country, be a gross public relations [...]

The corruption hitlist

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2017-10-29T09:46:01+00:00Sun, 29th Oct '17, 09:46|

It was right for Ryan Murdock to combine his tribute to Daphne Caruana Galizia with a reminder of the list of issues objective and expert opinion identifies as in need of urgent resolution. He quotes from the Transparency International report on Malta from last February published as the Egrant storm was brewing. * Notable integrity [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: For a new Malta

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2017-10-30T10:28:15+00:00Sun, 29th Oct '17, 09:30|

From my piece in The Sunday Times today: "We must show the world that we realise we have a problem and we are going to do something about it. Muscat and Delia should both resign. A cross-party coalition led, of course, by the Labour Party should form a government with a short mandate and a [...]

Qed tagħmlu l-ħsara ‘l pajjiżna!

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2017-10-29T09:13:29+00:00Sun, 29th Oct '17, 09:13|

The authoritarian and populist repression perpetrated by the Joseph Muscat regime has now entered a new, ever uglier phase. The death of Daphne Caruana Galizia has removed from Labour’s sight the obvious focus of their derision and demagoguery, forcing them to scatter their attacks wider. Of the many things Daphne Caruana Galizia was wrongly accused [...]