From my article in The Sunday Times today:
“Muscat and Delia are gripped in a state of mutually assured survival. Like Victor Frankenstein and his Creature, they despise each other and yet one can’t be who they are without the other.
“Fear of the grotesque staying power of Muscat makes Delia’s job too unenviable for people whose job should be to want to be the first over the wall. While Delia is left where he is, Muscat can hobble on towards his hoped-for redemption.
“Between them they incarnate the soporific mediocrity of the politics of our time. When the choice is between the rotten and the inept there is only one greater fear than the unknown that lurks behind that dark electoral corner: that things remain the same.”