Month: February 2018

State’s evidence

State’s evidence

Three men have been behind bars for just shy of three months now. They are believed to have placed a bomb in the car of Daphne Caruana Galizia and detonated it to kill her fulfilling a contract commissioned by someone else. We do not know who that someone else is. At least one of those …

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Criminal opacity

Criminal opacity

The government uses laws with discrimination in order to act against those that inconvenience it. The episode with the billboards showed that. It also enacts laws in order to show off the international assessors and the cronies that find reasons to thank their sodomisers just how transparent it is. It does so because it knows …

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Power rangers

Power rangers

Sandro Chetcuti is paid for the government to advise it even as he lobbies it on behalf of developers. Why? Asked by Matthew Vella of Malta Today, he says he sees no conflict. To sustain his point he says he often consults the opposition too. No doubt he does. Matthew Vella’s report is really well …

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G Farrugia Calleja: Play up and play the game

G Farrugia Calleja: Play up and play the game

Resident guest George Farrugia Calleja: The revelations about Adrian Delia and his law firm, in a normal world, don’t amount to much more than a bucket of luke-warm spit. It is only in the tabloid environment occupied by certain areas of the media (you reading this Independent?) or in the intentionally malign areas occupied by …

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The silence is broken

The silence is broken

Some 48 hours after BugM posted his thread on Adrian Delia’s alleged motivation for silence on Gasol, his office has issued a statement to clarify the facts. The response is plausible and largely reflects my comments of this morning. The comments board on my website was not in unanimous agreement with my assessment which obviously …

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Where does one begin?

Where does one begin?

You’ve got to hand it to them. They do the look like the innocent flower but be the serpent under it like pros. The professional purveyors of fabricated information, state-sanctioned invective, ambiguity between journalism and political power, present themselves without cracking a smile as trusted upholders of liberal democracies. A liberal democracy functions when you …

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