From my article in The Sunday Times today:

“An €800 slip-up is not the end of the world or a resignation matter, especially if Abela was prepared to blame a staffer, as he did in any case. The refusal to apologise for a self-evident error and breach of rules, however, is profoundly worrying. It shows that Abela believes himself to be above all error. If he can’t apologise over such a small thing, would he see his error in much bigger ones?”

Read the full article here.