Prime Minister, quite simply, the procedure is the issue

2020-12-30T10:45:13+01:00Tue, 29th Dec '20, 10:18|

Robert Abela admitted yesterday he had spoken to the commissioner for revenue about Bernard Grech’s personal tax record while Bernard Grech was contesting the leadership of the party in opposition. In seeking to justify himself he said it did not matter whether the procedure used was correct or not – that’s a WhatsApp conversation between [...]


2020-12-29T09:30:07+01:00Tue, 29th Dec '20, 09:30|

The fact that Simon Mercieca has now become a permanent feature of our public discourse is no cause for celebration. The intellectual calibre of political dialogue in this country wasn’t too great, to begin with. When this guy walked in, we all became a little more stupid as a result. And thanks to the protection [...]

GUEST POST: Twenty-twenty

2020-12-29T08:26:50+01:00Tue, 29th Dec '20, 08:26|

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts [...]

GUEST POST: 21 things I sorely want for 2021

2020-12-29T08:05:10+01:00Tue, 29th Dec '20, 08:05|

Vaccine. This is an obvious one. The less obvious part is that it needs to be effective and for this to happen it has to be taken by the vast majority of people. Fewer cars. Fewer roads. Less tarmac and, by the power of whatever deity there is, fewer flyovers. Add to this a good [...]

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