The Labour government has trivialised the position of Member of Parliament to the point of absurdity and, by logical extension, irrelevance. Consider the series of cynical moves that played out over the last several days. Edward Scicluna resigned from parliament. It was really because he was retiring from or being thrown out of the front-bench [...]
Robert Abela refused to answer questions on whether he recused himself when cabinet discussed and decided to refuse a pardon to Vince Muscat il-Koħħu in exchange for testifying for the prosecution in the case against Daphne Caruana Galizia’s killers and several other cases, including murders. The issue of recusal came up because Vincent Muscat told [...]
This piece has been in print for a while but I missed it when it came out in November. Hopefully it hasn't aged too much. Let’s be optimistic, shall we? If only for the sake of argument the worst of Covid-19 is a memory, and our economy and our way of life can emerge from self-isolation [...]
Repubblika President Robert Aquilina today delivered to Parliament’s Speaker a copy of a document proposing Parliamentary reform. Speaking to the press, Robert Aquilina recalled that this year will be the 100th anniversary of Malta’s Parliament. Though Parliament operates from a new building it is burdened by old-fashioned practices that are out of sync with today’s [...]
Euronews separately interview Carmel Caccopardo and me about if and how Malta has changed in the year since Robert Abela took over. They also asked the government and the Labour Party for interviews but, as ever, "neither had responded at the time of publication". The article is linked here.
Not that rabbits, don't deserve saving. But, this is just too Monty Python to let it go by without remark. The national TV station carried this breathless report about rabbit rescues. You can't possibly miss it.
Someone caught Ian Borg throw in a swear word on TV. The video made the rounds. I wasn’t shocked and I was not going to pretend I was. It’s a bit uncouth perhaps but it happens. God knows it happens to me, though a little bit of self-awareness normally means you can avoid swearing mid-sentence [...]