Day: November 8, 2017

Freudian slip

Freudian slip

Watch this video of Owen Bonnici speaking to Le Monde. It’s in English. And they say government’s critics are making Malta look bad in the eyes of the world. And it’s not just that he lets slip he thinks politicians killed Daphne Caruana Galizia. It’s also that he argues, expecting that argument to be bought by …

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They investigate themselves!

They investigate themselves!

Is it just me that cannot understand the way things work in this country? Hear me out. On 3 November, 5 days ago, Il Sole 24 Ore reports in Italy that the Catania tax police believe that a Malta Foreign Ministry official aided and abetted the illegal smuggling of diesel from Libya to Europe by …

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What #occupyjustice told the prime minister

What #occupyjustice told the prime minister

This is the statement the women received by the prime minister today, told him in his office in Castille. A translation in English follows beneath. Prim Ministru, Ninsabu hawn għax il-qagħda f’pajjiżna hi ddisprata. Wieħed jista jipprova jqis l-assassinju ta’ Daphne Caruana Galizia qisu kien omiċidju bħall-oħrajn, imma dan m’hux minnu. Hu dmir l-Istat u …

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Malta should sign the European Convention against corruption involving officials

Malta should sign the European Convention against corruption involving officials

Malta does have laws criminalising the corruption of officials. And though we have the right laws on paper, the real issue is failure of the institutions to act on them. So signing a European convention does not solve the problem at hand. But there’s something odd for a government to have come to power in …

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When hypocrisy is transparent

When hypocrisy is transparent

Jean Claude Micallef is not famous for his consistency. He flipflopped between Labour and the PN according to where he thought his chances for career progression were better served. The PN first received him as parties habitually welcome sheep lost by the other side. But as his oily sleaze ran up the creeped-out collective spines …

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