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Andrew Borg Cardona

ME, ME, ME, ME

The received wisdom was that Joseph Muscat was a great marketeer who had managed to “persuade” the electorate to swallow his meritocracy/inclusivity/moderateness spiel hook, line, sinker, rod and angler, to say nothing of the quay on which the...

READ ‘EM AND WEEP

This is what Joseph Muscat should be doing, if you take polls and columnists at face-value, that is. In fact, in a certain light, looked at through squinty eyes, it looks very much like he is - having a good weep, that is.     This is because...

SHAMEFUL MINISTERS

You will recall, given that you use your brain (why else would you read this?) that Dr Konrad Mizzi, then still a callow youth without experience of high office, during some telly programme or other had intoned the mantra "shame on you, Minister"...

THE PRICE OF STEEL

Minister Helena Dalli, whose grasp of employment law has already been demonstrated by the manner in which her ministry saw fit to treat the Industrial Tribunal, has let it be known that convicted criminal Cyrus Engerer is to remain engaged by the...

CRIMINAL OF STEEL

Joseph Muscat, Leader of the Labour Party and Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta, a state within the European Union despite the best efforts of Muscat's predecessors and of Muscat himself, and a state governed by the Rule of Law, despite the...

GET OUT OF THE WAY, THE UNDERDOGS ARE LOOSE

A revelation of cosmic proportions was made today: the Malta Developers Association Developers (aka contractors and speculators, in truth) has let it be known that they consider NGOs to be an obstacle to development. Oh, wow, what news. It’s as if...

MINE, ALL MINE

Labour’s hollow pre-election slogan was brought into sharp relief on Wednesday when Tony Zarb, head honcho at the General Workers’ Union, took great umbrage at the fact that Pawlu Lia had dared, had the temerity, the sheer gall, to oppose the...

THAT’S ALL RIGHT THEN

It’s fascinating what takes the fancy of the public at large, and for that matter what takes the fancy of your average columnist. For instance, the Prime Minister’s unashamed leap onto the LGBTQ bandwagon, where a good number of votes was...

OH HOW JOLLY

The Labour Party on Sunday called on the Nationalists to support the "gay marriage" bill and not continue in their hidebound conservatism on the wrong side of history. Flying in the face of the fact that a very significant portion of society is...

MARLENE, ARE YOU FOR REAL?

Ms Marlene Mizzi has been pleased to allow it to be put about that she is one of the more cerebral players on Labour's team, and an entrepreneur to boot. Her campaign photo, amusingly, has had more work done on her image than it takes to keep the...