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Andrew Borg Cardona

WHY, INDEED?

Prof. Kevin Aquilina responded, if not in so many words, but in many words, to my question "why do we need a new Constitution". He left one word out: convention. I don't mean the Constitutional Convention which that lawyer from Ghaxaq has been...

The Budget and government jolts

Joseph Muscat is about to present a Budget to the nation that is, pretty much, the PN's work. To be fair, he's not trying to pass it off as his own, which leads me to have this nagging suspicion that this is rather a convenient ploy - if it goes...

OH ... REALLY?

 The Times reported that "his [the PM's] purpose [wanting to involve Opposition MPs in aspects of Government] was to involve everyone in the running of the country, thus using the best brains in the interests of the country". At first blush, this...

PUT A ROOF ON IT

Insofar as Labour used any means available to hoover up all the votes that were up for grabs, you can't really blame them, especially when it was a manifestly successful ploy. Perhaps one would have preferred the choice to have been made on more...

PAPAL BULL

The new Pope seems to be something of a non-conformist, though to be honest, I'm getting a bit iffy about his ostentatious poverty, if that isn't an oxymoron.  I mean, fine, eschew the Prada slippers, but not moving into the Papal Apartments?...

THE TRUE MEANING OF MERITOCRACY

The appointment of Judge (Retd.) Vanni Bonello to the Commission charged with reforming justice is a pretty accurate definition of meritocracy in its classic, and correct, application. Also sitting on the Commission will be the Dean of the Faculty...

AN UNEDIFYING SIGHT

The veritable thrashing that the PN suffered at the polls has many underlying causes, if you'll forgive me what can only be described as a statement of the bleedin' obvious. It also led to a number of effects, which can only be described as...

THEY JUST DON'T GET IT

I didn't think I'd have to do this, but I'm going to have to "Janet & John" this whole blogging thing, aren't I? So, here goes: blogging is not reporting news.   Neither is it a scholarly exercise aimed at giving a balanced analysis of any given...

A MUSING

Fun can be had on both sides of the spectrum these days, indeed, on both sides and a bit. The most fun I'm currently having is watching people try to deflect the blame for the PN's almighty thrashing from themselves by, for instance, trying to...

THE NEW AGENDA

It's going to be an interesting time ahead, now that the political landscape has undergone something of a Titanic shift in its tectonic plates. Labour is in government, set fair for five years without those minor stresses and strains caused by a...

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