Day: July 26, 2018

Has the PN run out of lawyers?

Has the PN run out of lawyers?

They used to say the PN was a party of lawyers. I suppose that is why sometimes I get mistaken for one. But even if most of the old-timers have been chased away, it is surprising how far Adrian Delia has gone to recruit lawyers for party business. Today’s court protest against the Attorney General’s …

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“Terms of reference for mediation in the PN”. I’m sorry, what?

“Terms of reference for mediation in the PN”. I’m sorry, what?

They’re calling them terms of reference for mediation. I look at that phrase, and when I try to unstick it from notions of Middle East Peace processes or the Paris talks on South Vietnam, I am not left with the faculties to comprehensibly apply it to Malta’s opposition party. Let’s try to untangle this, shall …

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Putting it behind us?

Putting it behind us?

  I understand people who would rather just put things behind them. Egrant has been in our vocabulary for two years. There have been protests, an election out of its time blamed on the crisis, very, very harsh words. Then a journalist was killed, and apart from the people who have acid for blood, most …

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Top Comment: Would I lie to you baby?

Top Comment: Would I lie to you baby?

Sent in earlier by Joe Bloggs reacting to comments about the credibility of witnesses. The only comment that needs to be made about this charade is, the Panama Papers Seven’s credibility hinges on Mossack Fonseca’s, Nexia BT’s and Pilatus’s honesty, inclination to keep complete records and not engage in backdating, forgery or subterfuge. It is …

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GUEST POST: The consequences of today, tomorrow.

GUEST POST: The consequences of today, tomorrow.

By Amy Mallia: Malta has fallen upon dark times and it has been a long time coming. The dark cloud started looming over Malta around the time of the 2013 general election, when the Labour Party were voted into government and Joseph Muscat took Lawrence Gonzi’s place as Prime Minister. That was only the beginning. …

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Mossack Fonseca did not know who 75% of their clients were. Did we rely on their staff to identify Egrant?

Mossack Fonseca did not know who 75% of their clients were. Did we rely on their staff to identify Egrant?

When the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists first broke the Pulitzer-wining story on the Panama Papers, Mossack Fonseca attempted to survive. It wanted to persuade its clients to stay on with them and to survive the crisis by simply changing the name of the intermediary they worked with. By way of example, Nexia BT in …

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Adjectives give you away

Adjectives give you away

Since about last Friday everytime Joseph Muscat and those who work for him referred to Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, they added the adjective ‘independent’ in front of his name. No one throws a redundant adjective for nothing. They could have called him ‘bipedal’, ‘law graduate’, ‘clothed’. All are as obvious as his independence. In that adjective …

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Ranier Fsadni on Times of Malta: Should the PN expel Simon Busuttil?

Ranier Fsadni on Times of Malta: Should the PN expel Simon Busuttil?

Ranier Fsadni’s argumentation is based on the premise that there is no link between Egrant and Joseph and Michelle Muscat and that for whatever reasons that may have started this in the first place, the PN and Simon Busuttil have been wrong about this all along. What should be done now? And what should be …

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