Day: November 24, 2017

Self-entrapment

Self-entrapment

The Nationalist opposition continues to bleed from wounds of its own making. Adrian Delia’s arguments in Parliament, defending a motion his party proposed to re-introduce dscimination in working conditions for people resorting to IVF treatments not permitted in Malta, were shallow and unconvincing. He argued the motion was making a “legal” point, not a “moral” …

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Keeping it in the house

Keeping it in the house

The Government Gazette is not designed to make fascinating reading. That’s no reason to miss it. Here’s a seemingly innocuous notice in the gazette today that William Lewis was given a direct order for 12,000 euro. It’s not going to be enough for him to retire on. But why was he given the purely technical …

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The march on University

The march on University

The government is sending chilling signals to the academic community in Malta. It is not to be taken as a given that government actually intends to go ahead with its proposal of reducing the rector of the university to a clerk by invitation of a committee directly set up by government. There is a pattern …

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Why the mafia prospers here

Why the mafia prospers here

Revel Barker’s piece yesterday on The Times spoke of the reaction in Gozo to Totò Riina’s death in prison. It delved deeper in the psyche of a community that hosted him and welcomed him for the money he spent even as he was the capi di tutti i capi of one of the most violent …

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