Matthew Carbone, chief spokesman of the government, manager of Robert Abela’s relationship with the press, propagandist in command, head communications honcho and all the rest of it, has just had his part-time contract renewed.

Yep, because you see, the chief government spokesman needs and has a part-time job and as you might imagine his second employer is also the government of Malta.

He sits on the film review board which checks complaints about film classification. The chief government spokesman is the only person this country can find with the skills required to be trusted with the responsibility of deciding how much tit your teenage children can afford to see before they’re scarred for life.

Such a bloody ridiculous lot.