GUEST SERIES: Malta politics, past, present and future (13)

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2019-05-07T08:20:20+02:00Fri, 17th May '19, 17:38|

Continues from yesterday's article on 'Malta's Joan of Arc'. This is the concluding article of this series. Part 7: Daphne's column Labour will self destruct. And when it does, the country will collapse with it. Labours fanatical policy of l’état c’est moi is the perfect recipe for that dénouement. Mintoffianism’s defeat left the country in [...]

Court denies 3 Ministers’ request for 2 months extension to reply on hospitals inquiry

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2019-05-17T14:54:01+02:00Fri, 17th May '19, 14:54|

Edward Scicluna, Chris Cardona and Konrad Mizzi have asked the court for more time before they can comment on Repubblika’s request for an inquiry to start into alleged corruption and money-laundering connected with the hospitals scandal. Though they predictably dismissed the application filed by Repubblika as “mere speculation” they proceed to complain the report was [...]

Press Freedom interview on Radio Uno

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2019-05-17T14:36:05+02:00Fri, 17th May '19, 14:36|

I gave this brief radio interview (in Italian) a few days ago with Rai Radio Uno's morning news magazine during a gathering of journalists in central Rome marking World Press Freedom Day. Click here to listen.

Galley slaves … with wings

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2019-05-17T08:47:12+02:00Fri, 17th May '19, 08:47|

There’s more room for electoral blackmail at the Labour ranks of Air Malta. Other public entities will likely follow. You’ve got to hand it to Labour though. They will treat democratic institutions with disdain, the law of the land with contempt and the rules of basic decency with an oblivious forgetfulness of a recanting heretic. [...]

SPOILER ALERT: Pictures he doesn’t mind taken

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2019-05-17T08:00:15+02:00Fri, 17th May '19, 08:00|

This is Joseph Mangion, a police officer and voluntary guardian of the questionable reputation of Labour VIPs. He came to prominence in June last year censoring Reuters photographer Darrin Zammit Lupi who was reporting on an Il-Kenniesa action on the steps of Castille that involved a mock Konrad Mizzi in a prison jumpsuit. Being himself [...]