UPDATED: Watch this incredible video as thugs working for Joseph Muscat detain journalists illegally inside Castille

2019-11-29T11:20:02+01:00Fri, 29th Nov '19, 07:12|

The video is by Monique Agius of Newsbook one of the many journalists allowed into Castille at 3am this morning only to be faced by a curt prime minister answering four questions when 4,000 are overdue. To avoid the inconvenience of actually facing them properly, ministers walked out of the Ambassadors' Room while journalists were [...]

They want us to wrap it up and put a bow on it

2019-11-29T06:30:51+01:00Fri, 29th Nov '19, 03:25|

In an interview with TVM earlier tonight James Debono said we should be careful not to rely on what someone facing life in prison is telling us to try to save their neck. Anything Yorgen Fenech says about any possible masterminds higher up or even co-conspirators must be taken in the context of why it [...]

Civil society calls protest today Friday: 6pm Castille Place.

2019-11-30T14:34:36+01:00Thu, 28th Nov '19, 22:59|

Statement by Repubblika, #occupyjustice and manueldelia.com This evening we have witnessed an attack on Maltese democracy and justice. The prime minister has exercised his disproportionate powers to protect his best friend if not himself as well from paying for crimes. Keith Schembri’s release is incomprehensible. Yorgen Fenech is being accused of killing Daphne Caruana Galizia. [...]

We’re not taking this lying down

2019-11-28T22:37:17+01:00Thu, 28th Nov '19, 22:37|

Keith Schembri released without charge. Cabinet called in spite of the prime minister's past statements that he was deciding pardons on his own, binding ministers to secrecy no matter their views on the situation. This is an orchestrated confidence trick that depends on our submission and acquiescence. We will not give it. Let's see what [...]

Even the very wise cannot see all ends

2019-11-28T20:36:23+01:00Thu, 28th Nov '19, 20:36|

Right now is what our country has been reduced to. Waiting breathlessly for our governors to decide their own fate so that we may be grateful for it. Or so they would have us do. Cabinet is meeting with urgency. They have spent the last few days splitting us in stupid parties. When splitting us [...]


2019-11-29T01:20:07+01:00Thu, 28th Nov '19, 16:02|

If the prime minister gave interviews I would start by asking him these questions: Does the prime minister still think there has been no corruption or wrongdoing involving Keith Schembri or Konrad Mizzi? Has the prime minister asked Keith Schembri who the owner of Macbridge is? Have the police asked the government for resources to [...]

Joseph Muscat’s “solution”

2019-11-28T11:52:18+01:00Thu, 28th Nov '19, 11:52|

What a complete mess. At any other time I’d be writing about Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando and Jason Micallef and the open disputes among Labour Party supporters. Or I could be writing about the state of the Nationalist Party. And so on. But all that feels irrelevant noise with all that’s going on. First item on [...]

Fearless students

2019-11-27T19:49:37+01:00Wed, 27th Nov '19, 19:49|

University students following the banner "Studenti Bla Biża" (Fearless Students) blocked traffic around the war memorial roundabout outside the walls of Valletta after all access to protesters to Castille Place and to Parliament Square was blocked up by police barricades. Traffic and public transport out of Valletta terminus were paralysed for several minutes as the [...]

The false freedom online: Daphne’s story

2019-11-27T19:30:54+01:00Wed, 27th Nov '19, 19:30|

The following is a speech I was hoping to deliver this evening at a conference organised by ELSA (the local chapter of the European Law Students Association) discussing the topic of "Freedom of Expression Online" at the president's palace. I had to cancel my participation in the conference when ELSA asked me to cut out [...]

University students call for Joseph Muscat’s resignation

2019-11-27T18:07:15+01:00Wed, 27th Nov '19, 18:07|

The KSU, the national union of students, called a meeting of student bodies and organisations who today approved a resolution calling for Joseph Muscat to resign. As a former president of the student union when students today had not yet been born this is a particularly unjustified moment of pride for me. Happy to see [...]

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