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Andrew Borg Cardona

B(R)A(N)D MANAGEMENT

I would despair if I were Joseph Muscat.    At the very least, I would have to wonder why I bother having ministers, when it seems that I have to do everything myself.  Not that Muscat has shown much of an aptitude for doing anything other than...

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The subject I'm starting out with today is a bit on the old side but it was overshadowed by the revelation that Karmenu Vella either betrayed his party in 2003 or is telling a little porkie now, when he says he voted for Malta joining the EU. It...

WHAT WONDROUS WORDS

Does Commissioner-hopeful Karmenu Vella suffer from the delusion that his was the only vote in the referendum held to determine whether we would become members of the EU? Mr Vella's vote was, in fact, a single solitary one out of the many, many...

BANG, YOU'RE DEAD

Whether it's because he wanted to give Karmenu Vella a leg up in anticipation of his grilling by the EU Parliament or because he (Muscat) has perceived a numerical advantage in annoying bird-killers rather than appeasing them or because he...

EBOLA BLUES AGAIN

Joseph Muscat was probably right in barring entry to a merchant ship with a suspected Ebola case on board, given that it was closer to Italy than to here, but while it was legally correct, was it morally OK? I'm only making the point in the spirit...

CRUNCHING NUMBERS NOT PEANUTS

My problem is that numbers make my teeth itch and my brain hurt, so when a story comes up that talks about this or that many thousands being on one side or another of an equation, I tend to go into a coma and ignore it. That is what happened when...

FLIGHT NO

The title of this edition of my Great Thoughts (irritating enough for you, Lil’Elves?) can be read in two ways: flight is negative and flight is numbered. OK, enough of the silly puns. For some reason known only to those versed in the Dark Arts,...

SPREAD YOUR TALENTS WIDE

You have to admit that Herr. Juncker has a sublime sense of humour. First, he (or someone in his Cabinet) let slip that probably the most elderly of his Commissioners was to be appointed to take responsibility for youth and - wait for it -...

YES, THEIR FAULT

Some time ago (I’ve been taking it a bit easy this week, a bit like Manwel Mallia ignoring his EU counterpart) I read a piece by the President of the GWU, Mr Victor Carachi, who laid the blame for precarious employment directly at the door of the...

ARE THE MODERATES COMING?

A clerical gentleman, and an erudite one at that, for whom I have great respect, not least because his sermons are a) meaningful and b) pithy, wrote a thoughtful piece on the interface between Islam and Christianity. Another reason why I hold dear...