Sweat spraying

2024-06-17T13:33:26+02:00Mon, 17th Jun '24, 13:33|

Maybe it’s sour grapes. Going up to the counting hall after election day was something I did many times in different roles, to the point that it felt like it was the natural place for me to be. I started out as a cub reporter covering the first ever local elections in the early 1990s. [...]

Child politicians and how to cover them

2024-06-17T12:30:16+02:00Mon, 17th Jun '24, 12:30|

A 15-year-old lad contested local elections and was elected. He turns 16 around the time you’re reading this, in between his O level exams and just before he gets sworn in as councillor. He comes from a family of politicians. His grandfather and his mother are in politics. One can only think he’s very committed [...]

The PN’s long road

2024-06-17T11:31:56+02:00Mon, 17th Jun '24, 10:26|

Long is the road that lies ahead of the PN. The Local Election results paint a positive picture of the trends for the opposition party, but less positive than the picture painted by the European Parliament ballot. Two votes taken on the same day yielded different results. This means voters are casting their votes strategically. [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Donalbain’s pronounced limp

2024-06-17T10:24:23+02:00Mon, 17th Jun '24, 10:24|

From my article in The Sunday Times yesterday: "Two weeks ago, the Labour Party thought of itself as a perpetually victorious machine. Its supporters and detractors are equally stunned by the fickleness of voter behaviour. And just as flummoxed on what to do about it. The Nationalist Party has found a new-found vigour, energised by a [...]

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