Free speech NGOs ask MPs to back CoE resolution on rule of law in Malta and Daphne Caruana Galizia public inquiry

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2019-05-28T19:17:49+02:00Tue, 28th May '19, 15:32|

International Free Speech NGOs have warned Maltese MPs at the Council of Europe not to try to divert attention from an important report looking into the context and the aftermath of the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia by seeking to discredit its author. The letter signed by Reporters without Borders, Article19, the European Federation of [...]

GUEST POST: Former PN strategist breaks down some numbers

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2019-05-28T15:06:30+02:00Tue, 28th May '19, 15:06|

The Guest Post is written by a former senior PN official known to me. He's younger than you suspect and more experienced than he lets on. The MEP elections have come and gone. Unlike previous elections, I sat this one out. I missed spending hours on end at the Party's headquarters working within ELCOM and [...]

Prime Minister appeals case against Repubblika he had already said he won

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2019-05-28T14:47:41+02:00Tue, 28th May '19, 14:47|

In spite of all the celebrations by Joseph Muscat and his crew that Repubblika’s case in the upper courts demanding judicial review of the government’s manner of appointing judges and infringing on judicial independence was dismissed out of hand, the Attorney General today has asked for leave to appeal the Court’s real decision to achieve [...]

Nobody panic

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2019-05-28T11:23:32+02:00Tue, 28th May '19, 11:16|

This morning I saw a post on Times of Malta's Facebook page by 'Pierre Portelli' advising PN leaders, partisans, supporters and voters to "stand up and panic". I was too focused on finding the right quip to remember there are two Pierre Portellis in the inner workings of the PN and the one writing this [...]