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Andrew Borg Cardona

Ħu ġo fik

For the benefit of non-Maltese speaking readers, the phrase in the title tries to convey a vindictive, vengeful sentiment on the part of someone who can only be described as a self-absorbed bully who, perversely, thinks he has right on his side...

Wishing for ...

On a human level, the scenes of visceral joy that greeted the election results in Greece were understandable. The proletariat had more than enough reason to feel betrayed by the ruling classes, whose cavalier attitude towards good governance and...

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...