Month: November 2017

Cyrus Engerer. Really?

Cyrus Engerer. Really?

I’m rarely distracted by the likes of Cyrus Engerer. Although to be fair there aren’t many like Cyrus Engerer. He posted today his elaborate treatise on the secret agenda of the civil society activists invited by a cross-party European Parliament delegation headed by a Socialist to speak about rule of law in Malta. Here’s his …

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Chris Cardona breaks his silence

Chris Cardona breaks his silence

The eerie silence of Chris Cardona for weeks after the death of Daphne Caruana Galizia was unmistakably conspicuous. But his name came up in many conversations he was not part of in all this time. That was because, of all the measures of suppression Daphne Caruana Galizia suffered in her life, few were starker than Chris …

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Has Marlene Mizzi gone beyond early learning?

Has Marlene Mizzi gone beyond early learning?

Look at the letter Marlene Mizzi sent to Manfred Weber to tell him “with all due respect that this is shameful letter, offensive to the State of Malta and to the majority of Maltese people”. A political commentary about Marlene Mizzi’s endemic confusion between the State of Malta and the majority of the Maltese people …

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The EP delegation IS making a difference

The EP delegation IS making a difference

Sometimes some of us have unrealistic expectations. I’ve had many conversations with people who seemed to think that the EU should send an army to invade Malta, put Joseph Muscat in handcuffs and grant us a new constitution. That thinking is just as colonial as the conformist compliance you come across from people that tell …

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The Malta Police Minister looks for help from Turkey

The Malta Police Minister looks for help from Turkey

Minister Michael Farrugia knows just which door to knock to get his policemen to act as instruments of an autocratic regime. Labour’s campaign to take-over the police force had various stages. First they decapitated the corps and put on top a blabbering fool. Then they strategically promoted cronies to top positions they were not qualified …

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It is not true that Jonathan Ferris is being protected by the police

It is not true that Jonathan Ferris is being protected by the police

The government is claiming Jonathan Ferris is under police protection. Up to the time of this post, this is simply not true. Jonathan Ferris is taking considerable risk in the interest of his country. He has been treated unfairly by a government he is suing. And yet, because unlike the government he can distinguish between …

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Nexia International likes tweet saying Nexia BT should meet EP delegation

Nexia International likes tweet saying Nexia BT should meet EP delegation

Nexia International is the international network of accountancy and advisory firms that includes Brian Tonna’s Nexia BT of Malta. Yesterday I tweeted a link to my blog post arguing that Keith Schembri, Konrad Mizzi and Brian Tonna themselves should, if they have nothing to hide, instruct Nexia BT to meet the European Parliament delegation currently …

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No, it is not OK for Ministers to meddle in criminal investigations.

No, it is not OK for Ministers to meddle in criminal investigations.

Carmelo Abela is nobody’s least favourite Labour Minister. He certainly is not mine. He’s not alleged to have secret companies in off-shore jurisdictions. He’s not alleged to have visited brothels while on government duty. He’s not known to have threatened whistle-blowers with prison. He’s not suspected of having facilitated fabrication of documents to help illegal …

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Nexia BT’s refusal to meet the EP delegation

Nexia BT’s refusal to meet the EP delegation

Once again Nexia BT, the firm of the prime minister’s accountant at the heart of the Panama scandal, will not be answering questions of a second European Parliament motion to Malta. Brian Tonna is citing professional secrecy. Let us be clear. Technically he is correct. An accountant is not even allowed by law to confirm …

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