Hardly a peace time don either

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2020-03-28T10:23:07+01:00Sat, 28th Mar '20, 10:20|

In an earlier piece I wrote on why I think Robert Abela shows he does not have what it takes to manage the present crisis. He’s showing signs of being just as inadequate for what comes later. Consider the statement he made after meeting the construction lobby yesterday. "Construction industry has to elevate the country [...]

GUEST POST: The message is not getting through

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2020-03-28T09:43:26+01:00Sat, 28th Mar '20, 09:43|

Yesterday, I ventured out to buy a take-away treat to support a favourite restaurant we used to frequent until some three weeks ago. On the way there the car had a puncture and a towing service was called (no spare wheels nowadays). While waiting for the tow truck an elderly man who had observed the [...]

Not a war time don

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2020-03-28T10:59:37+01:00Sat, 28th Mar '20, 09:23|

Robert Abela’s nerves are seriously frayed. For all his Robocop gestures of whirring self-confidence, his inner Edvard Munch is shrieking over the collective anxiety of the human condition. Not out of empathy. Nor out of fear for his people and his country. His vanity has already taken over and he is horrified of having to [...]

GUEST POST: The man, measured

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2020-03-28T08:49:19+01:00Sat, 28th Mar '20, 08:47|

So there you have it, a doctor, flanked by experts, is undermined by his political master, a lawyer, flanked by - well, if Peanuts Scicluna and the Boy Schembri are anything to go by - buffoons. Just in case cabin fever has got you, I’m talking about Minister Dr Chris Fearne and Prime Minister Dr [...]