2021-09-20T16:25:02+02:00Mon, 20th Sep '21, 16:25|

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana Those who, like me, are of a certain age will surely remember what Malta went through in the seventies and eighties under the regime run by the party then known as the Malta Labour Party. The Mintoff and Karmenu Mifsud [...]

Political deaths

2021-09-20T15:48:42+02:00Mon, 20th Sep '21, 15:48|

The crisis in the prison has now been “politicised”. I use that word with the meaning it has acquired in the local context which is not what the word properly means. An event in Malta is said to be “politicised” the moment it becomes impossible to persuade anyone to change an opinion they feel is [...]

A hundred years of building

2021-09-20T14:04:41+02:00Mon, 20th Sep '21, 14:04|

Joseph Portelli’s interview with Times of Malta’s Mark Laurence Zammit raises a number of questions. Let’s be clear from the outset. I’m going to take quotes out of their proper context and jumble them together in ways Joseph Portelli did not mean them to be. So the charge of unfairness and perhaps even the risk [...]

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