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Collective unethical responsibility

2024-03-14T08:16:00+01:00Thu, 14th Mar '24, 08:16|

Imagine that. The CEO of a company hands the board their notice of resignation after their position became untenable due to public outcry over their conduct. That happens on 1 December with a notice that expires by the following 12 January by when the board of directors will have found a new replacement CEO. The [...]

Maybe it isn’t a cult, he said, probably sarcastically

2024-03-13T13:12:19+01:00Wed, 13th Mar '24, 13:12|

The fact that there’s disagreement within the Labour Party about the return of Joseph Muscat is the best thing I’ve heard about the Labour Party in a long time. I don’t mean that in the schadenfreude sense with which some politicians of the PN delighted in the news. Nationalists must feel some relief to be [...]

At first, I thought this was meant to be funny

2024-03-13T09:57:40+01:00Wed, 13th Mar '24, 09:57|

Clint Azzopardi Flores is running for the European Parliament on the Labour Party’s ticket. He’s a banker who spent time working in Malta’s embassy in Brussels. Judging by this article of his he’s also a nutcase. By that I don’t mean he’s somehow exceptional. Though to be fair these choice quotes from his analysis of [...]

The best of us

2024-03-12T08:09:25+01:00Tue, 12th Mar '24, 08:09|

The prime minister’s office and the prime minister’s wife gave Times of Malta statements that manage to sound both categorical and hopelessly vague at the same time. The newspaper offered the Abela couple the opportunity to comment about an internal assessment made by their bankers when Robert Abela ascended the throne. That internal report asked [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Making history

2024-03-10T07:45:05+01:00Sun, 10th Mar '24, 07:45|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "The notion that an academic could have their job threatened by the consequence of their controversial opinions is abhorrent. But the protection that academics rightly enjoy, giving them the space to think freely and critically, burdens them with the responsibility to be honest about the evidence that [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Threatening the courts

2024-02-25T09:10:15+01:00Sun, 25th Feb '24, 09:10|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "Joseph Muscat thought he could saunter into a courtroom and get a judge to relieve the magistrate investigating him because he didn’t like the look of her. His case is not over yet. But his repeated attempts at shifting the goal posts in a game he’s realising [...]

Who’s funnier?

2024-02-15T09:06:14+01:00Thu, 15th Feb '24, 09:06|

David Walliams is a funny guy. He’s a world class host, an accomplished artist and storyteller, a charismatic entertainer who, I have no doubt, is worth every penny he charges. But quite why Minister Clayton Bartolo thinks that the fact that Walliams hosted an awards show in Malta could convince a filmmaker to shoot in [...]

THE SUNDAY TIMES: Robert Abela, the buck-passer

2024-02-11T10:13:12+01:00Sun, 11th Feb '24, 10:13|

From my article in The Sunday Times today: "I am not offended by Abela blaming the EU for his failings because I have an emotional attachment to the EU. I am worried at his behaviour because Abela is exploiting his more advantageous relationship with his electorate to undermine other institutions of our democracy. He is [...]

What you need to do to get back to politics

2024-02-09T18:14:39+01:00Fri, 9th Feb '24, 18:14|

This is how former politicians who withdrew in disgrace find their way back into politics in this country. Rosianne Cutajar announced that she is withdrawing her lawsuits against Mark Camilleri who exposed her intimate conversations and evidence of her corrupt relationship with Yorgen Fenech, the man awaiting trial for killing Daphne Caruana Galizia. Now that [...]

It’s not that far, is it?

2024-02-08T09:01:41+01:00Thu, 8th Feb '24, 09:01|

Times of Malta is reporting that a Russian criminal group has claimed responsibility for the severe DDOs attack the newspaper has suffered earlier this week. The group is threatening other Maltese websites, public and private. They describe the attacks as politically motivated. They have nothing against Malta and its people they say, but they are [...]

Murder on the Malta Express

2024-02-02T08:31:48+01:00Fri, 2nd Feb '24, 08:31|

Yorgen Fenech’s trial has been delayed so that a report written by Europol investigators a few months after Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder is entered into the records of the case. The defence has the right to all evidence, even, and especially if, it exculpates the accused. This report does no such thing. It makes a [...]

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