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    I’d have done it differently

    At the public inquiry into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the testimony by Ian Abdilla carried so many clamorous admissions that the implication of the politically most important one has been missed. The former head of the Economic Crimes Unit has acknowledged that the Panama Gang was not investigated – saying there were more […] More

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    Everyone’s digging their heels in

    Deny, deny, deny. And when the clock runs out on that denial, claim you’ve already paid the price for your ‘mistakes’. That’s the wool the government’s trying to pull over your eyes as the sweater that Muscat knit unravels. The National Audit Office investigation into the hospitals’ deal is the latest damning indictment of Labour’s […] More

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    To serve and protect

    There’s a reason why people commit crimes. Most of the time, it’s money. And when it’s big crime, it’s usually big money. But for criminals to enjoy money they have acquired illicitly, it must be made to appear as though it was generated through legitimate means. Otherwise, the crimes committed can be traced to them […] More

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    Montenegro and the unspoken threat

    There was public outrage when the finance minister, Edward Scicluna, described the government of Malta as the victim of the Montenegro wind farm scam that this website has exposed. Yet, he is right. In a way. Just not in the way he meant it. To understand why, remember this. If this deal is as corrupt […] More

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    It’s time for Peter Grech to go

    The former Head of the economic crimes unit has finally confirmed what the rest of us have known for over four years. The Malta police did nothing to investigate the Panama Papers revelations. In case you need reminding, the massive data leak contained notarized copies personal documents, company opening forms, and email chains that detailed […] More

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    Labour’s Church of Victimology

    “Don’t blame the victim”. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna’s comments to journalists on the Enemalta-Montenegro deal that stinks to high heaven focused on one aspect – Scicluna, the government he forms part of and all the actors at Enemalta have been conned. Scicluna’s statements are reassuring in that they constitute a more than implicit admission that […] More

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    Robert Abela rewrites history

    Only one mistake, eh? For Robert Abela that is the sum total of Joseph Muscat’s fault in relation to Konrad Mizzi. He didn’t sack Mizzi (and Keith Schembri) back in 2016 when he found out about his Panama company, Hearnville. Abela says Mizzi deserved to be expelled from Labour’s parliamentary group but Muscat is a […] More

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    Mizzi was always expendable

    Another domino has fallen, but it’s too soon to celebrate. Konrad Mizzi was always expendable. He isn’t cut from the same cloth as Keith Schembri or Joseph Muscat. Don’t get me wrong, he’s as crooked as a dog’s hind leg, just like the rest of them. I can’t think of a single member of this […] More

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    The writing on the wall

    A friend forwarded me a clip of Eddie Fenech Adami addressing a mass meeting in June 1982. I am normally not partial to partisan nostalgia but, for some reason, I decided to watch. I was struck by the genuine depth of the leader’s words – the real words of a Party in opposition inspired by […] More

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    Labour’s moral compass

    At 5am this morning, Evarist Bartolo uploaded another post on his Facebook page. He didn’t mention Montenegro, Konrad Mizzi, Joseph Muscat or 17 Black. Still, by his standards, he was less cryptic than usual. If Labour really wants to renew itself, he wrote, it needs a moral compass. Mere rebranding won’t cut it. The Party […] More

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