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Andrew Borg Cardona

No, no, a thousand times, no

If I needed any reason to vote "no" and do my bit to kick Spring hunting into history, the Federation of Conservationist Bird-Killers' reaction to a statement made by two Attard Local Councillors was more than enough. To be sure, I have many...

SO THERE WE HAVE IT

So there we have it: both party leaders have decided, for reasons that are obvious to anyone with an ounce of political nous, that they will be voting for the derogation on spring hunting negotiated when Malta adopted the aqcuis communitaire to...

Bang, it's dead

The Constitutional Court has, very politely, told assorted lovers of the heroic deed of killing birds that their application to fend off the referendum designed to end Spring hunting holds no legal merit and that there is nothing to prevent the...

CHANGE AROUND PLEASE

Opposition Leader Simon Busuttil wielded his prerogative yesterday and set up a new Shadow Cabinet. It was a good signal that Busuttil chose to send out: the Nationalist Party is in the process of change and along the road, his circle of...

GET A GRIP

Hi, I'm back - sorry about the absence, Xmas was inconsiderate in coming half way through the week, though it did mean a nice long break.  New Year's was as bad, unoriginally. As you'll have noticed from my ex-Beck column, there's not been a heck...

FESTIVE PQs*

In the House before it rose on Wednesday, newly anointed Minister Carmelo Abela happened to be the only Minister around at lunchtime, so he had to answer all the supplementary questions that are traditionally made to the Prime Minister during the...

THE INTERVIEW*

Dr Manuel Mallia, formerly Minister of State for Home Affairs, National Security, Catering and Public Entertainment, was interviewed* by your intrepid blogger. How do you feel now that you are on the back benches, less than two years after taking...

ON THE SETTLING OF THE DUST

In a craven effort to divert public attention away from his indecisiveness and penchant for procrastination, Joseph Muscat, without whose direct approval I am morally convinced nothing happens within Government and Party, decreed that Jeffrey...

Dr Emanuel sive Manuel Mallia vs the Prime Minister

In the Industrial Tribunal* The Hon. Dr Emanuel sive Manuel Mallia vs Prime Minister Application of the Plaintiff Mallia Respectfully Submits That on the 9th December 2014 at 13:59 he was summarily dismissed from the position of Great & Exalted...

AND THE QUESTIONS REMAIN

As I write this, the Three Unwise* Men’s Report has not yet been made public.   I am morally convinced that their conclusions will be such as to create so many doubts as to who was where doing what and saying which to whom that Labour’s spinners...