“The Prime Minister cheated everyone into thinking he was being transparent when he appointed an inquiry into the allegation he received bribes into a bank account of a secret company set up in Panama in his wife’s name. But the inquiry’s remit is extremely carefully defined and its conclusion will necessarily be limited by the terms of reference Muscat designed, not by the limit of the knowledge the inquiring magistrate has acquired.

“Consider how determined is Muscat’s resistance now to the court-ordered police investigation with a broad remit to investigate the Panama leaks. That’s where the dirty stuff could come out and that’s what he’s doing his damndest to prevent.”

That’s from a piece I wrote last April. Read the whole thing here.