ARGUABLY KELLY: The sound of the Prime Minister’s silence

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2018-03-08T17:37:13+00:00Thu, 8th Mar '18, 17:37|

From Arguably Kelly's blog post of today: "The sheer arrogance of our PM and his gang of cronies is actually astounding at this point. It’s an arrogance that became even clearer when Muscat was asked about his thoughts regarding the government’s accountability in the case of Daphne’s murder following their Slovakian counterpart’s response: "Naħseb li l-accountability tagħna hija li nsibu [...]

Legal turnstiles

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2018-03-08T15:21:56+00:00Thu, 8th Mar '18, 15:21|

So Yanica Barbara got her lawyer to point out she was merely conditionally discharged when she was found guilty of stealing a credit card and using it for some shopping. Although the crime she was found guilty of committing carries a prison sentence, the court decided not to impose that penalty and let her off [...]

REPLY: Statement by lawyer for Yanica Barbara and Thomas Sant

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2018-03-08T14:40:22+00:00Thu, 8th Mar '18, 14:40|

Sent in by Dr John Bonello: Sir, I write on behalf of Dr Yanica Barbara and Dr Thomas Sant and would refer to an article carried on your portal, entitled "Bending the Rules" (published on Tuesday) whereby you allege that “eight years ago Yanica Barbara and Thomas Sant were found guiltyand given suspended sentences for theft [...]

Clean slate

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2018-03-08T13:22:27+00:00Thu, 8th Mar '18, 13:22|

The removal from the public record of an embarrassing court decision against a government official is a scandal in and of itself. The stupid 19 year old girl who stole a credit card and went on a shopping spree is now a 28 year old woman around whom rules are bent and exceptions made just [...]

Jacob Rees-Mogg on Freedom of Speech

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2018-03-08T12:04:08+00:00Thu, 8th Mar '18, 12:04|

Watch this remarkable speech in the Commons by Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg, far from my favourite person in the world but brilliant here while making a strong case against the use of libel laws and defamation suits to silence critics of politicians and independent journalists, as well as rules to subject the press to state [...]

What happens in Riga

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2018-03-08T09:18:35+00:00Thu, 8th Mar '18, 09:18|

The goings on in the political and banking scene in Latvia should be attracting more attention here. Latvia’s third largest bank, ABLV, has just been driven out of business after the United States Treasury proposed to ban ABLV from having a correspondence account in the United States due to money laundering concerns. The Financial Crimes [...]