GUEST SERIES: The subjection of the social sector (Part 1)

2020-02-05T09:20:12+01:00Wed, 5th Feb '20, 09:20|

This four-part series is written by a retired professional who keeps tabs on what is going on in the social sector and particularly on developments in the public social work services sector. None of the people mentioned in this series have any clue about what is being written about them. Their permission to be mentioned [...]

GUEST POST: Can the PN be a solution?

2020-02-05T09:07:48+01:00Wed, 5th Feb '20, 09:07|

Continues from the first part of this article, linked here. Louis Galea’s recent indicative outline of his party reform proposals, that distinguish him as a creative political practitioner, and Claudio Grech’s intelligent version that complements same, could be a flow of fresh air were it not for the concomitant numerous disturbing and worrying publicly expressed [...]

It’s still about Cardona, Mizzi, Schembri and Muscat

2020-02-03T08:39:40+01:00Mon, 3rd Feb '20, 07:59|

Robert Abela is throwing Jimmy Magro and Kristy Debono under a bus so we can watch that spectacle while Joseph Muscat’s gang runs away. The government will push buttons that were left outstanding by Joseph Muscat’s administration that should please people who have no time for corruption, large or small. Today’s stories about Jimmy Magro [...]

One-party rule

2020-02-02T10:52:42+01:00Sun, 2nd Feb '20, 10:51|

Adrian Delia’s press conference yesterday delivered cogent and compelling criticism of the government pushing forward the argument (and the knowledge of facts) about the hospitals scandal. The coverage in the press was considerable. The information that was published was pertinent, even damning. The subject was relevant. And yet this morning, no one is talking about [...]

Times leader calls for Owen Bonnici’s removal

2020-02-02T09:35:07+01:00Sun, 2nd Feb '20, 09:35|

The editorial of The Sunday Times is impatient with Robert Abela's mixed messages about good governance. The impatience is raised today after Abela said 'he saw no reason' for dismissing Owen Bonnici after the court found the minister breached fundamental human rights of protesters. "Has Abela not learnt the most valuable lesson to come out [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: The breach birth

2020-02-02T09:22:06+01:00Sun, 2nd Feb '20, 09:21|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "This was never about the flowers per se. This was not a dispute over a garden centre. This was about the attempt to suppress a protest intended to pressure the institutions to reach and punish the criminals, including those operating within the structures of the State, that [...]

The next battle against arbitrary power

2020-02-01T15:43:53+01:00Sat, 1st Feb '20, 15:43|

The parliamentary chamber has a viewing gallery for “strangers”, that’s you and me who have not been elected to a seat in the legislative body of the land. Parliament’s rules say people who are not members of parliament have no place in the areas reserved for members and staff. The area reserved for non-members is [...]

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