Locus standi

By
2018-01-09T18:15:57+00:00Tue, 9th Jan '18, 16:46|

Joseph Muscat's lawyers said in court today Simon Busuttil has no interest in whether money-laundering and corruption suspects exposed by the Panama papers should be investigated by the police. I confess that is an inaccurate statement. Strictly speaking they said Simon Busuttil has no place asking the constitutional court to force the recusal of a [...]

INSIDE HIGHER ED: Fired far from home

By
2018-01-09T14:03:24+00:00Tue, 9th Jan '18, 14:03|

Read this report in specialist industry online publication Inside Higher Ed about the mass dismissal of all but one academics employed by the so-called American University of Malta. The perspective of the cheated employees is interesting of course. But it is representative of how an entire country has been hoodwinked by what in all accounts [...]

GUEST POST: Neither left nor right

By
2018-01-09T13:24:40+00:00Tue, 9th Jan '18, 13:24|

Sent in by someone known to me: There is nothing right about the Left in Malta and hardly anything left of the Right. I say this with a heavy heart. I saw a new Malta emerge from the black pits of the early 1980’s. It was not a perfect Malta but a normal one. Normal [...]

BBC: Malta ex-corruption investigator fears for life

By
2018-01-09T03:12:12+00:00Tue, 9th Jan '18, 03:12|

Here's John Sweeney's commentary alongside his interview with Jonathan Ferris carried today by the BBC: "Immediately after our interview, he offered me a ride back to my hotel. We walked through the gloom of an underground car park to his car and suddenly I felt a stab of terror - that getting blown up was [...]

WATCH: “The artful dodger of Europe” (BBC Newsnight)

By
2018-01-09T03:10:50+00:00Tue, 9th Jan '18, 03:04|

This John Sweeney feature was run on tonight's BBC Newsnight. Having dodged the BBC team for days when they were here in December, Joseph Muscat decided to give them an interview, presumably after the PR catastrophe with Tim Sebastian on German TV. He puts on his best, smooth operator look. But nobody outside his fan-base is [...]