Month: April 2018

The mole within

The mole within

Jason Azzopardi this evening in Parliament revealed the name of the police officer who is suspected by senior police staff to have tipped off the Degiorgios ahead of their arrest presumably to give them sufficient notice to dispose of evidence prior to their arrest. Alfred and George Degiorgio together with Vince Cassar are alleged to …

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Matthew Caruana Galizia on Adrian Delia’s presence at yesterday’s demo

Matthew Caruana Galizia on Adrian Delia’s presence at yesterday’s demo

This is what Matthew Caruana Galizia wrote on Facebook a few minutes ago: Delia’s presence at protests is an attempt at reputation laundering. Your fight as citizens is for your own dignity. It’s not to get rid of one gang—that of Joseph Muscat—and replace it with another—that of Adrian Delia. Look at the people surrounding …

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GUEST POST: Helplessness

GUEST POST: Helplessness

By an anonymous author known to me: One gets the impression that the indifference of the opponents of this regime’s iron-fist rule and non-observance of the rule of law, is not only by the official Opposition but by and large, by the general public as well. There was a time when what later turned out …

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The world is watching

The world is watching

“Malta rallies against state corruption”. That headline on The Guardian does not only make civil society activists who called yesterday’s march proud, though I can testify to the fact that it does do that. That headline makes everyone in Malta except those personally profiting from corruption proud. This is how we save face from the …

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Message from Maria Efimova

Message from Maria Efimova

The following message was sent yesterday to the civil society Action for Justice and Truth called by #occupyjustice and Awturi. A transcript follows: Transcript: Dear #occupyjustice, Awturi and all of you who have joined them today, It is a great honour for me to address you. I would sincerely wish to be present personally. I …

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Eyes front

Eyes front

Several thousand people gathered yesterday in Valletta called there by #occupyjustice and Awturi to demand truth and justice. It would be inconsistent with the principle that it does not matter how large the crowd is for truth to be true to say one is glad at the turnout. As Rachel Williams put it in her …

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THE SUNDAY TIMES EDITORIAL: Populist and unpatriotic

THE SUNDAY TIMES EDITORIAL: Populist and unpatriotic

This is how today’s Leader on The Sunday Times starts: “Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s first reaction to the Daphne Project revelations – urging Labour supporters to attend the party’s May Day celebrations in large numbers – was outrageous. It is the sort of thing one would expect from an authoritarian leader who only pays lip …

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THE SUNDAY TIMES: Justice and truth

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Justice and truth

From my piece in The Sunday Times today: “Will your presence in Valletta add up to a crowd that compares favourably with Labour’s sea of angry zealots? No. Do you need it to? No. Should you rather stay at home? No. Because this country belongs to you too and even as they ride roughshod over …

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