Silvio Parnis has been outdone. After the elderly got a Roly Poly of dubious health benefit from him for bearing with being permanently cooped up in their rooms while we happily give covid to each other, his Gozo colleague Clint Camilleri saw Parnis’s bet and upped the ante.

I recognise fig rolls, almond biscuits and there may be a maqrut there but it’s hard to be sure, what with the sticker on the top of the packet that looks like a cheap sympathy card to go with a €6.50 funeral bouquet.

This, dear reader, is what passes for public policy in Malta. Just look at them. Look at them and weep.