From my article in The Sunday Times today:

“Socialism and the socialist tradition do not have the monopoly of concern for the public good. The notion of public space and collective interest is older than monarchies, let alone socialism. But I’m not going into a debate here about the nuances of political history. The point I want to make is the point former Labour Party ideologue Desmond Zammit Marmarà made on this newspaper a few days ago. That the Labour Party is not an agent of public, collective interests but an agent of private interests. It is not merely ‘friendly’ with the wealthy and ‘open’ to business as Muscat had claimed in his seductive pre-2013 rhetoric. It acts as if it was a lobby on the brief of those who can afford to pay most for it.”

Read the full article here.