I don’t think the government think much about the flowers, candles and protest messages left every day at the Great Siege Memorial. From their point of view the ‘problem’ has been addressed. Their own supporters no longer call them to harass them and use sexist metaphors about men in power not having the balls to do this or that.

They have delegated their dirty work down the bureaucratic ranks to minions who clear the protest site every day.

That has the effect of reducing the memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia, and her assassination, to an ever smaller dot in their rearview mirror.

As they look smugly at that mirror and congratulate themselves on their power, they’re missing what’s on the road ahead.

Meantime, someone, this morning, will keep the protest going.