Italian prosecutors considering illegal immigration charge against Maltese army – The Guardian

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2020-05-29T15:02:54+02:00Fri, 29th May '20, 15:02|

A report on The Guardian today says that “police in Sicily are investigating and the prosecutor’s office may open an investigation against Malta in the next few days. Maltese officers risk being charged with aiding illegal immigration.” The investigation follows the publication of evidence that Maltese soldiers dragged out migrants from inside Maltese territorial waters [...]

Taste on trial

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2020-05-29T11:02:18+02:00Fri, 29th May '20, 11:02|

The police department is apparently setting up a court martial (for the pedants, that's a literary exaggeration) for the constable who danced (perhaps another literary exaggeration) to something my daughter informs me is a tune called Conkarah. The classic missing wood for trees. The issue is not that this police constable made a silly TikTok. [...]

GUEST POST: Forget it Bobby

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2020-05-29T10:41:43+02:00Fri, 29th May '20, 10:41|

No Robert. You can forget it. Forget summer and your tan. Forget a holiday on some sandy beach with slow waves lapping the white sand in some exotic bay surrounded with tall palm trees. Your ‘extraordinary good success’ in eliminating the dreaded COVID-19 is done, though that should be attributed to the health professionals not [...]

Diplomacy? Anyone can do it.

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2020-05-29T09:15:11+02:00Fri, 29th May '20, 09:13|

The Labour Party had made a mantra of meritocracy provoking a reaction in those who felt they were entitled to greater recognition. What they really meant was mediocrity. Consider yesterday’s announcement that an MBA graduate without a day of experience in the foreign service is now our chief diplomat. His academic training is in nursing, [...]