The prime minister we never had

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2020-01-16T11:08:34+01:00Tue, 14th Jan '20, 18:12|

Simon Busuttil has this afternoon been appointed by EPP bigwigs as Secretary General of the European People’s Party. Bully for him. In June 2017 this country chose Joseph Muscat over him as prime minister. That was our loss. By ‘our’ I don’t mean the PN within which I felt entirely comfortable at the time. By [...]

Hey you pitiross, not so fast.

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2020-01-14T14:44:14+01:00Tue, 14th Jan '20, 14:44|

  It looks like there isn't going to be the sort of continuity that Neville Gafà fully expected for himself. The Times of Malta are reporting he "resigned" today. It's not likely that was in his plans. Just yesterday he was strutting like a peacock (maybe enough with the avian analogies) at the swearing in [...]

Repubblika wrote a letter to Robert Abela today

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2020-01-14T14:39:34+01:00Tue, 14th Jan '20, 14:39|

This was sent today by Repubblika to the new prime minister: Photo: REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi Prime Minister, On behalf of Repubblika, I am sending you a copy of the manifesto that was adopted on Saturday 11 January 2020. This manifesto summarises what we are expecting from our Government and from public life in [...]

Memo to the prime minister: Order Keith Schembri to hand over his passwords to the police. Now.

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2020-01-14T14:17:11+01:00Tue, 14th Jan '20, 14:17|

The government of a country is not the private affair of its officials. No government official should be allowed to conduct any government business on private email accounts, off-site servers or coded messaging services that cannot be centrally decoded and administered by the appropriate government agency. In other words, no government business should be conducted [...]

Domine Dirige Nos (3)

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2020-01-14T19:04:26+01:00Tue, 14th Jan '20, 13:59|

Keith Arnaud in court today appeared to be the only one in the country not to notice that the United States government, clearly frustrated for being ignored for two years while the country is lied to by our own government saying the Daphne Caruana Galizia murder case had not yet been resolved because the FBI [...]

Domine Dirige Nos (2)

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2020-01-14T13:57:59+01:00Tue, 14th Jan '20, 13:57|

It is incredible to me how oblivious the police officers testifying in the various cases related to the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia seem to be to their responsibilities and to the consequences of their negligence. Former police commissioners are lining up in front of the inquiry into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination to explain, in [...]

Domine Dirige Nos (1)

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2020-01-14T13:56:35+01:00Tue, 14th Jan '20, 13:56|

In the prosecution of a criminal case it is the judge’s job to be impartial between the cops and the robbers. For us out here we’d always want to root for the cops so they put the baddies in jail and keep us safe. I am not even remotely inclined to help Yorgen Fenech or [...]