The public’s views are on the ballot sheets

2022-03-29T19:25:00+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 19:25|

Winning the election is not enough for people who want more than political power. People who want to get away with their crimes need to get rid of the people they perceive as their enemies. The 2017 playbook crafted by Keith Schembri is being played out again. In 2017 the mission was to get rid [...]

More Cro-Magnons

2022-03-29T12:06:13+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 12:06|

I hadn't seen this one when I wrote this post this morning. Meantime, remember the Żejtun incident where a wife and son were hospitalised after the husband accidentally set them alight when he fired a flare in their car? Turns out the wife was out celebrating Labour's win while positive for Covid. And [...]

Freedom of expression ta’ nannti

2022-03-29T11:42:28+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 11:42|

A few days before the election I had the audacity to write an article analysing Malta's compliance with international standards for free and fair elections. Here's the link. In response, a senior government official who heads the government's science council published this. That's in case anyone thinks that journalists are free to do their work [...]

Letter from another reader (in Maltese)

2022-03-29T11:22:24+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 11:22|

Manuel, Qed niktiblek wara li qrajt l-ittra ta' wieħed mill-qarrejja tiegħek li int ippubblikajt il-bieraħ u l-artiklu tiegħek fejn qed tgħid li hemm min diġà qed iwaħħal fik għar-riżultat ta’ l-elezzjoni għall-PN. Bħal dak il-qarrej tiegħek, jiena wkoll ilni nsewgi dak li tikteb u tippublika għal dawn l-aħħar 4 snin u nofs. Xtaqt ngħidlek li [...]

Call me an elitist

2022-03-29T09:36:36+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 09:36|

I don’t begrudge fans of the Labour Party a day and a half of celebrations. The coffins and the donkeys are silly but there’s nothing wrong with being silly once in a while. God knows I was out there after the 1998 elections, and again in 2003. I was of that age when a street [...]


2022-03-29T08:57:04+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 08:57|

There’s this guy, Joe Camilleri from Siġġiewi known as tal-putri. Every day, without fail, he photoshops posters full of hate featuring a short list of people he particularly despises. Look at this post from a few days ago which should give you the idea. Near permanent features of nearly all his posts are Repubblika’s president [...]

Time to regroup

2022-03-29T08:20:24+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 08:20|

There must have been loud sighs of relief at PN HQ when they read Adrian Delia’s and Joe Giglio’s responses to Times of Malta to the question as to whether they planned to contest their party’s leadership. By saying they wouldn’t, they allowed the party leader to feel secure in his job. If – and [...]

GUEST POST: Real people. Real stories.

2022-03-29T08:11:49+02:00Tue, 29th Mar '22, 08:11|

Meet Nikita, a 10 months old boy, who travelled with his mother and two other members of their family all the way from Chernobyl. They say there is absolutely nothing left of their city. The team picked them up today from the border and brought them back to the shelter. They will be taking a [...]

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