Change.org petition calling for an inquiry into killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia has more than 40,000 signatures

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2019-08-01T15:30:17+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 15:30|

Italian journalists Sandro Ruotolo and Paolo Borrometi have renewed their appeal for more signatures on their online petition demanding the opening of an inquiry into the assassination Daphne Caruana Galizia within the deadline identified by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. At the time of writing, the petition has gathered 40,343 signatures. If [...]

GUEST POST: Aftermath

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2019-08-01T16:01:54+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 14:58|

Sent in by Lake: Barely one week ago PN councillors, predictably, decided to reconfirm Adrian Delia as their leader and condemn their party to electoral irrelevance whilst we are left with more questions than answers. Ironically, the whole purpose of this masochistic exercise was to address the big doubts looming over the PN's head, free [...]

GUEST SERIES: Owen Bonnici’s oath (2)

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2019-07-31T10:49:07+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 10:43|

The first part of this series is here. 2. Dr Vincent Galea – Jigifieri din l-inkjesta allura jekk joghbok li waslet ghandek minghand Dr Pawlu Lia, qatt iddiskutejtha mal-Avukat Generali inti? Dr Owen Bonnici – Le jien ma ddiskutejtx l-inkjesta mal-Avukat Generali. Li tkellimt mieghu dwar l-issue tal-pubblikazzjoni ghaliex l-Avukat Generali infurmani immedjatament li huwa [...]

Repubblika filed judicial protest against court administration

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2019-08-01T09:58:57+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 09:58|

Statement by Repubblika: Repubblika is deeply concerned that a Magistrate’s order for the opening of an inquiry into the hospitals' privatisation is being ignored by the court administration in manifest breach of the law. The court administration reports to the executive branch and when acting outside the remit of the law, as in this case, [...]

I hate nazis

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2019-08-01T08:15:50+02:00Thu, 1st Aug '19, 08:15|

'Hate' is an overused verb. When I write in criticism of someone, I'm often accused of hate. Usually, it's fans of politicians who think of their idols as some people think of Marmite: they love them but those who don't must necessarily be hating them. They don't conceive of the possibility of anything in between. [...]