The man who wanted to see his mother

2021-04-13T17:17:32+02:00Tue, 13th Apr '21, 17:17|

A man was desperate to travel to visit his elderly mother. Travelling is not easy these days. He needed a covid certificate and he could not find a clinic open on Sunday in time to get a result before travelling. He thought he would get away with changing some information on an old certificate he [...]

UPDATED: Oily fish from bloody waters

2021-04-14T07:35:29+02:00Tue, 13th Apr '21, 15:25|

Updated, 14 April 2021 07:33 Adds reply by Alexander Fenech. Last Sunday I wrote about the new laws restricting donations to NGOs ostensibly to fight money laundering. I commented on how the new laws made the act of a little old lady approaching you on Republic Street with a poppy appeal jar a criminal offence. She’s [...]

Mafia infiltration explained in a Labour Party campaign video

2021-04-13T13:36:28+02:00Tue, 13th Apr '21, 13:35|

During the 2013 election, the general line was that it was ‘cool to be Labour’. You were either ‘in’ the ‘moviment’ or you were a Nationalist laggard. The famous ‘Dad, jien ħa nivvota lejber’ video incarnated the message that the thing to do was to bring Labour in. Apologists for the Labour Party will now [...]

Are we going to party?

2021-04-13T10:26:00+02:00Tue, 13th Apr '21, 10:26|

Can the government please stop double-speaking? Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo yesterday categorically assured us his government, including the tourism agency, are not "blessing" mass activities over the summer. Certainly not until the public health authorities tell us that it's safe enough to party. Now, look at this "glitch festival". It's being advertised for this summer [...]

Going beyond square one

2021-04-13T08:19:41+02:00Tue, 13th Apr '21, 08:19|

The first entry on the first day of this blog was an analysis of the 2017 election written two days after the result came out. Labour was in the throes of irrepressible celebration. And the taunts of vindication were everywhere. The trolls were all over the place. Daphne’s lies and Simon’s lies strengthened us, they [...]

The heinous painting of the attic

2021-04-13T07:37:48+02:00Tue, 13th Apr '21, 07:37|

The Toni Bezzina situation is weird. Let’s first speak about the facts. The PN club of Żurrieq is a ramshackle Lego of two and a half rooms on top of each other. The half room at the very top had been a disused dump until Toni Bezzina, an architect working at the public works department, [...]

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