Unlike Edwin Vassallo I am not a religious person. And unlike Edwin Vassallo I do not wish to dive into the abortion debate at a point when Labour plants the issue to distract the nation from its leadership’s crimes.

But I cannot resist logic when I see it and I see plenty in Edwin Vassallo’s argument here.

As I write this tens of thousands of people are marching in the streets in the most solemn of local religious devotions: the picture of a mother in mourning for her sacrificed son. Nothing is more compelling than that image.

Only slightly less compelling is the sight of three sons standing in mourning for their sacrificed mother.

The people who kicked the flowers and candles in Great Siege Square, nine times over and counting, are lighting a candle for the Madonna today.

They never understood “inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me”.