Please read Lawrence Gonzi’s article in today’s The Times.

We are orphans. We are bereft of leaders, deprived of guidance from our political class. Whether because they are impenetrable under their marble cloak of smug self-assurance or because they are shivering at the precipice of a political abyss, our politicians are unwilling or unable to give us the hope we need in these times of despair.

It is at times like these that we find comfort in the few that step up to help us with our bearings.

Chief Justice Silvio Camilleri, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, veteran politician Louis Galea and a few others who have no stake in the political game, who have nothing to win or lose from the popularity of either party, who wish nothing but the good of the country they gave their life to serve: they stepped up and sought to provide guidance.

Lawrence Gonzi today wrote as father of a nation in trouble. He wrote gently but firmly. He cautioned us of the responsibilities we have been neglecting. He did not mince his words. “We have hit rock bottom”.

But like a father he told us what we must do next. “We must resolve, strive and fight for all Daphne Caruana Galizia’s death sentence aimed at eliminating”.