Day 2: (4) Allergy to rules

2022-02-22T09:51:18+01:00Tue, 22nd Feb '22, 09:51|

Google requires its advertisers to be transparent about how much money they spend in political advertising. The reason the rules exist is that advertising a political party or a candidate is not like selling chocolate, it is not just a matter of money. If democracy and voter behaviour become purely an extension of how much [...]

Day 2: (3) If you want new faces, the old ones must go

2022-02-22T09:44:39+01:00Tue, 22nd Feb '22, 09:44|

For years Claudio Grech was my colleague, and for years he was my direct supervisor. I have more reasons than most to feel regret he has left front line politics without the country getting the chance of having him run a government department for a few years. Whether Labour or Nationalist, genuinely competent, calm, and [...]

Day 2: (2) You don’t have to love them.

2022-02-22T09:43:03+01:00Tue, 22nd Feb '22, 09:43|

Mark Camilleri, an antediluvian Marxist, an inveterate Mintoffjan, a former delegate of the Labour Party, someone who voted for Joseph Muscat and was keen to see him made prime minister, declared yesterday that the country needs the PN to save it. His logic is unimpeachable. He hasn’t started liking the PN. He just thinks, as [...]

Day 2: (1) Doctor in the breach

2022-02-22T17:09:38+01:00Tue, 22nd Feb '22, 09:41|

Stephen Montefort stood at a Labour Party event to tell us we should not trust doctors, we should not trust science, we should not trust medicine, and we should not trust epidemiology. That’s because we have a better doctor in Robert Abela whom Stephen Montefort commends to us as a fount of infallible knowledge on [...]

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