Exhaustion, hope and opportunity
The end of January is drawing near, and the tremors of the recent political earthquake are subsiding. The seismic events brought fear, anger and sadness. There was also a strong sense of betrayal in the air. How could the country end up in such a political disaster? Why weren’t there adequate precautions and safeguards in […]

 

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Change, not continuity
During the Labour Party leadership campaign, Robert Abela was presented as the “continuity candidate”. While this may have pleased the hard-core Labour Party members who voted for him, this certainly is not desired by a wider majority. People also want change. The negative elements of Joseph Muscat’s administration must be changed, not continued. Muscat has […]

 

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Pushing for change
A month ago, soon after Joseph Muscat announced his forthcoming resignation as Prime Minister, the Nationalist Party published a document with a set of 15 proposals. This received relatively little attention. It was drowned out by all the tension surrounding the launch of the Labour Party leadership campaign, street protests, and widespread anger or irritation […]

 

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Let’s have the whole truth in 2020
Yesterday evening, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat broadcast his final new year message. He now only has less than two weeks left as leader of the Labour Party, and he will then step down as prime minister. As usual, he listed the government’s achievements of the last year. But the big story, of course, is his […]

 

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Setting the future straight
Today is Christmas day and the shocking events of the last month will surely feature in the conversations of thousands of festive lunches this year. There will also be disagreements and frustration about them, as emotions are running high. Everyone would prefer to unwind and enjoy a pleasant meal with family or friends, but the […]

 

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Living in bubbles that burst
Opposition leader Adrian Delia has won the Constitutional case for access to the report on the Egrant investigation conducted by Magistrate Aaron Bugeja. The Prime Minister, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici and the Attorney General had refused to publish it. They now have egg on their face. Delia published the Egrant report yesterday afternoon, on the […]

 

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