Forgetting November

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2020-01-28T21:13:21+01:00Tue, 28th Jan '20, 21:13|

The protests of November and December 2019 were the biggest and most sustained public political manifestations not called by either major political party in living memory. They were also the most successful. They achieved aims broadly thought impossible just a few weeks before including the resignation of Joseph Muscat from the office he least wanted [...]

So, you’ve cancelled Konrad Mizzi’s contract. And now?

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2020-01-28T18:13:43+01:00Tue, 28th Jan '20, 18:13|

Julia Farrugia Portelli issued a statement saying she ordered the tourism authority (that reports to her) to cancel a fat and utterly pointless consultancy contract it entered into with her predecessor Konrad Mizzi, who resigned in disgrace. Is that it? We’re supposed to be ok now? This is like a thief in black leggings and [...]

GUEST POST: Can the Partit Nazzjonalista be the solution?

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2020-01-28T15:25:08+01:00Tue, 28th Jan '20, 15:24|

“Circumstantial evidence” confirms that the highest hierarchies in government for long had abetted and themselves engaged in evil acts. One cannot but judge the current Labour government as morally and politically illegitimate. In accordance with Christian faith and the natural law a similar structure that for long years has developed its political action on mass [...]

Is Joseph Muscat now on the payroll of a dictatorship?

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2020-01-28T11:12:28+01:00Tue, 28th Jan '20, 11:12|

Comments made to the press this morning by MEP Roberta Metsola, after asking some tough questions of prime minister Robert Abela in Brussels, suggest that Joseph Muscat flew to Dubai last December to sign up on some sort of retainer with the Dubai emirate or one of its senior agencies. When asked if he knew [...]

Is Andy Ellul advising the government?

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2020-01-28T09:25:11+01:00Tue, 28th Jan '20, 09:25|

Andy Ellul's article in today's Times of Malta is positively bonkers. It is so utterly mad, Robert Musumeci could have written it. If he dares snub me because I'm not a lawyer and therefore unqualified for disagreeing with him he should consider his own audacity in trying to lecture the dean of the faculty of [...]

U-turns don’t cut it

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2020-01-30T02:58:40+01:00Tue, 28th Jan '20, 07:59|

Robert Abela is hoping this morning that his u-turns over Konrad Mizzi’s promotion, pay-rise and prestigious diplomatic assignment will diffuse the anger he caused yesterday. They can’t. There can’t be anything more hollow than his statement in the wee hours of this morning that he’s so committed to good governance that he’s taking action over [...]