It’s not for the prime minister to be issuing warnings to magistrates. Here’s a warning to the prime minister.

2022-01-19T20:40:59+01:00Wed, 19th Jan '22, 20:40|

Robert Abela is not in a good place. Like Joseph Muscat he appears to have been pre-advised of the raid at his predecessor’s house today. His response is rehearsed and recognisably Muscatian. Robert Abela warned the magistrate to stay within the limits of the law and not to use her powers for ulterior motives. Wipe [...]

Here’s a knocking indeed

2022-01-19T16:52:38+01:00Wed, 19th Jan '22, 16:52|

Joseph Muscat’s house has been raided by the police and his phones have been taken away. He says he was “half surprised”, which means he had been tipped off and had been expecting this. He wasn’t surprised at all. He still has friends on the inside to tip him off. One can only hope that [...]

Tagħna wkoll bravu ta

2022-01-19T14:50:51+01:00Wed, 19th Jan '22, 14:50|

Most of this is sadly untranslatable. Not that sadly I suppose. One TV has a story about Leo Brincat, a former Labour Minister who sits on the EU’s Court of Auditors. The headline says Leo Brincat is doing “important” work in the EU, referring to two files of fairly routine audits on Leo Brincat’s desk. [...]

Not before the election

2022-01-19T09:58:20+01:00Wed, 19th Jan '22, 09:58|

Repubblika has recently alleged that the police are under pressure not to act in a way that causes the government any embarrassment between now and the election. There are many examples that outwardly suggest this to be true. Franco Vassallo writes this morning that three years after then Magistrate, now Judge, Aaron Bugeja ordered action [...]

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