Read this damning editorial by The Guardian in the wake of the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Lawrence Gonzi said it in 2013: “There will be a time when we will be ashamed to be Maltese”.

Simon Busuttil had it in 2013: “They will drive us into a wall”.

Here we are. In what they call the best of times. Where the world has properly figured out this is a Mafia state.

It took 25 years of hard work to recover our reputation from the pits it was in back in 1987. It took less than 5 years to be driven back into the ground. Deeper even than the worst days of Dom Mintoff.