From my article in The Sunday Times today:

“Prime Minister Robert Abela cut a pathetic figure sitting in front of a standing Karl Stagno Navarra on the Labour Party’s TV station this week, lamenting the criticism he is facing. ‘To have people that are so insensitive that they try to capitalise on the fear that the Maltese people have right now, that’s something that can’t be forgiven, and it’s something that hurts me,’ he said. ‘It’s something that shouldn’t happen, and shouldn’t be happening at this time of national unity.’

“There it is again. National unity as a justification for discrediting dissenting views and for attempting to censor their expression this time by capitalising on the ‘fear that the Maltese people have’.”

Read the rest of the article here.