This was the central theme of Chris Said’s excellent speech in Parliament today. This wasn’t just any Shakespearean reference. It wasn’t just a smart historical link to Henry II and Thomas a Beckett.

This was a metaphor. It was the building of a scenario that we have all slowly started to put together as information slowly started to emerge from the investigations into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

The contract killers, the evidence against whom started being heard today, were working for someone. Someone benefited from her death. The beneficiaries from this death are not the three men in the dock today, at least not beyond any payment they may have received or been promised.

The beneficiaries are those for whom Daphne Caruana Galizia was most meddlesome and most inconvenient. Why does the government not want to allow us to find out who asked for this assassination to be carried out?