The vigils you choose

2022-01-05T11:54:32+01:00Wed, 5th Jan '22, 11:54|

Photo: Chris Sant Fournier / Times of Malta Prime Minister, it was good of you to attend yesterday’s vigil to remember Paulina Dembska. It was only right for you to share in the public’s horror and anger at what was done to her and her family. As has been said many times over [...]

Here’s the decision you’ll have to make this year

2022-01-06T10:24:16+01:00Tue, 4th Jan '22, 15:31|

I’m going to take a wild guess at your profile based only on the mere fact that you’re reading this. You’re appalled by the Labour Party. You probably, though by no means necessarily, have always been. But even if you supported the Labour Party right up till about 2017, you now realise just what horror [...]

Co-opting the Doge

2022-01-03T16:12:20+01:00Mon, 3rd Jan '22, 16:12|

I agree with this blogpost by Desmond Zammit Marmarà who expressed disgust on Newsbook at the cynical use of the ‘co-option’ formula to smuggle unelected people into Parliament. He explains the procedure and its misuse well, so read his article for background. I have also commented in the past (here’s a collection) particularly on the [...]

Everybody in Shawshank is innocent

2022-01-03T10:51:18+01:00Mon, 3rd Jan '22, 10:42|

Siemens has been washing its hands of the corruption connected with Electrogas since the Panama Papers came out. Their excuse, repeated this morning in comments to Times of Malta is that Electrogas itself – the company they part own – did not pay any bribes to get the power station contract. They do acknowledge “wrongdoing” [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Small shoes for Clifton Grima

2022-01-02T13:43:37+01:00Sun, 2nd Jan '22, 13:43|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "If Grima merely shows up to work to twiddle his thumbs, he’d be improving on Labour’s education record just by avoiding corruption, human rights violations and sleazy scandals. He’ll instead be remembered for that one time he lost his cool with Karol Aquilina because he couldn’t find his [...]

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