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Andrew Borg Cardona

  • They say, we hear

    In his seminal “1984”, George Orwell, way back in 1949, had introduced the notion of Doublespeak, by giving us the words “Doublethink” and “Newspeak”, allowing us to do the rest. In 1949 (it is merely a myth that 1984 inverts the last two digits...

  • It's their party

    Far be it from me to express any opinion on which of the contenders the members of Premier Muscat’s Labour Party should elect as their Deputy Leader for Party Affairs. After all, it’s their party and they can cry if they want to. It seems that the...

  • Embassies please report back

    Embassies please report back

    I am writing this under its title in the full knowledge that I will be accused of treason and assorted other crimes against the state, including lese majeste'. Frankly, m'dear, I don't give a damn, because it is necessary for the truth to be told,...

  • Through the looking glass

    That's it, we've officially gone through the looking glass and tumbled down the rabbit hole, into an alternate reality that has taken on the attributes of an acid-induced nightmare. Consider the evidence, if you would be so kind. A Minister,...

  • And they're gone, whimpering

    And they're gone, whimpering

    I didn't attend the protest last Saturday. I was in Gozo on Friday night for an excellent lecture by Joe Pirotta on Borg Olivier and the Innu Malti (you can buy the book) and then on Saturday evening we had the opening of Debbie Caruana Dingli and...

  • A new Constitution, do we need it?

    Every so often, such as appeared on the page where my column used to appear on Saturday in the print Times, the discussion about whether we need a new Constitution raises its head above the parapet. Sometimes, the discussion is provoked by those...

  • You can not be serious

    You can not be serious

    Tennis fans will recognise John McEnroe's petulant outburst when some line judge or other had called his ball out, or in, or whatever, nasal whine and all.  Never, though, has such an ejaculation been more apt than today, Thursday, April 28 at 5pm...

  • Bubbles, bursting

    Bubbles, bursting

    Premier Joe's Minions and Trolls have been delighting themselves, and no-one else, by crowing that the Panama Papers have burst the Nationalists' bubble. Their argument seems to be that since Panama Hats and KtheK haven't been alleged to have any...

  • Moving on

    I promised, on my FaceBook page, that I wasn't going to blog about the surreal contributions from Government members in the debate in the House last Monday. Being a man of my word, I won't, except to remark on the Loyal Members of the Government's...

  • Brimming with confidence

    Brimming with confidence

    No doubt on Monday, Premier Joe will stride into the House brimming with confidence and sporting the smirk that has become his USP - a "Unique Selling Point". The fact that Premier Muscat's is a smirk that borders on being arrogant in the extreme...

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