Mind your language prime minister.

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2020-01-15T23:08:42+01:00Wed, 15th Jan '20, 23:06|

The prime minister said on TV today he “was speaking the same language of Repubblika on good governance”. The only positive thing I can see in that statement is that the new government acknowledges the existence of Repubblika which is more than can be said for the government we had last week. Repubblika appears to [...]

Caruana Galizia family asks Council of Europe committee it still needs to watch Malta

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2020-01-15T17:28:36+01:00Wed, 15th Jan '20, 16:18|

Matthew, Andrew and Paul Caruana Galizia have written to the Council of Europe’s monitoring committee that is following Malta after the Parliamentary Resolution from last year to urge them not to drop their guard just because the Labour Party changed the prime minister. Daphne’s sons reminded the committee that “Malta has so far largely ignored [...]

Mixed signals

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2020-01-15T18:57:07+01:00Wed, 15th Jan '20, 16:04|

  We have a government with Joseph Muscat, Chris Cardona, Konrad Mizzi, Keith Schembri and Neville Gafà excluded from its ranks. Sure, they’re all lurking there somewhere but their status has been considerably reduced. In the meantime, Owen Bonnici is no longer justice minister and Michael Farrugia is no longer responsible for the police. These [...]

For the prime minister’s reading list

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2020-01-15T11:05:23+01:00Wed, 15th Jan '20, 11:05|

The prime minister should use the time driving home from work tonight reading this piece from the World Politics Review. Its author is Nate Sibley, a research fellow at the Hudson Institute's Kleptocracy Initiative. This guy doesn't get his brief from David Casa. His bio says he co-wrote two Hudson Institute Reports and has been [...]

How can they sleep?

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2020-01-15T09:53:35+01:00Wed, 15th Jan '20, 09:53|

The official story is Chris Cardona has turned down an offer to serve as minister because his economy portfolio has been taken away from him. This is not a million miles away from Neville Gafà “resigning”. Chris Cardona appears to have been kicked out of government and that is unlikely to be because he was [...]