Truth and Justice: Sandro Ruotolo

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2019-09-20T12:18:48+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 12:18|

https://youtu.be/BfzT7EQJACI I beg you to excuse me for reading my speech, but since I do not know English, it had to be translated. Today is an important day for you, but it is also an important day for us, or rather, for all of us. When, on the 26thJune, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council [...]

48 hours later

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2019-09-20T11:42:03+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 11:42|

The Fabulists is a new book by Financial Times journalist Michael Peel. It is subtitled "The World's New Rulers, Their Myths & the Struggle Against Them". The book is a great read but I mention it to you here because of its chapter on so-called "European values". "The EU's internal divisions over how its members [...]

GUEST POST: The MFSA’s annual report

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2019-09-20T11:02:08+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 11:02|

The following is Godfrey Leone Ganado's review of the 2018 annual report of the Malta Financial Services Authority. The report can be downloaded here: MFSA-Annual-Report-2018 Chairman’s Foreward – page 7 In paragraph 2, the Chairman states ‘the Maltese financial services sector continues to be one of the fastest-growing in Europe. It also represents one of [...]

GUEST POST: Sleeping parliaments

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2019-09-20T10:37:38+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 10:37|

Sent in by someone known to me: In the past few days the saga of the UK Parliament’s prorogation has been playing out before the Supreme Court and there have been interesting arguments made on the nature and the structure of the Westminster model of parliamentary democracy which also served as the basis of the [...]

Tkellem bil-Malti, ħi!

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2019-09-20T10:23:20+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 10:23|

Look, Alex Agius Saliba's accent of the English language is far from the worst in the European Parliament. And it's thankfully been a long time since there's been only one appropriate way of pronouncing the lingua franca of the world. But surely, since he can, Alex Agius Saliba might do well do consider [...]

Cut the baby in two

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2019-09-20T10:13:39+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 10:13|

Vengeance is not an acceptable principle for laws of our time. The pursuit of justice seeks restitution not retribution. Now, specifically regarding posthumous libel laws. They exist to allow people to protect their reputation if they have any to lose. But in libel as in any other law that we would consider acceptable for our [...]

Princes

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2019-09-20T09:33:59+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 09:33|

Joe Brincat has publicly mocked campaigners that have lamented the breakdown of the rule of law. He intervened in a constitutional case I brought ridiculing my argument that freedom of expression and the right to protest was a more important consideration than Owen Bonnici’s zealotry and his keenness to ensure flowers at the Great Siege [...]

GUEST SERIES: Pandora’s box (2)

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2019-09-20T11:02:45+02:00Fri, 20th Sep '19, 08:59|

This series started out as an investigation into the American University of Malta, based on an interview with an ex-staff member who was part of the mass firings. [See When Is a University Not a University] However, it soon opened out on to the wider landscape of corruption saturating Malta. Part 1 is here. There’s [...]