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Alison Bezzina

Money will set you free

This post has been inspired by this week’s edition of our Black Adder style courts of law – the episodes that involved two French men who were found guilty of destroying an already destroyed bench in St. Julian’s, and two men being accused of the...

Referendums vs minority rights

History has shown us time and time again, that when it comes to minority rights and human rights, the will of the majority should not come into play. But Imam Mohammad Elsadi, the Muslim leader in Malta, is of a different opinion. Despite...

Is rape worse than murder?

This week, David Cameron declared that he would be doing everything in his power to block violent internet porn. By violent porn, he means anything that depicts simulated rape and the type of porn that would not even be allowed to be sold in UK...

Why I don’t believe you care

Did you know that the Government wants to hear from you? I’m guessing not, and I don’t blame you. A few weeks ago The Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Rights launched a public consultation document asking the public its opinion on the use of...

Murdering Boat People

Irregular immigration is a hot topic, and with the temperatures on the rise, it’s going to get even hotter. But I’m ready. I’m all kitted up for another tough summer explaining just how wrong it is to claim a ‘natural’ right to a land or...

My 84 year old hero

Let me tell you a little story about an 84 woman who just became my number one hero. Edith Windsor is no spring chicken, as I said she’s 84 years old, and through no fault of her own, all her life she had to battle untold prejudice, injustice, and...

Dads That Rock

There are different kinds of dads in this world and there’s no arguing that some are good and others are bad. Then you have nice ones, rude ones, strict ones, and embarrassing ones, those you call in any crisis, dads who will paint your house,...

100 days of nothing

I don’t believe that our prison rehabilitates inmates in any way. There I’ve said it, so bring it on. Just one visit to Corradino Correctional Facility is enough to have you convinced that there’s absolutely nothing correctional about it.  It is...

Why our law courts can’t cope

There are many things and reasons why our judicial system is up to its neck in a colossal mess. One of them is because we keep burdening it with useless and victimless cases that should be thrown out before they reach the first step of our law...

Douze Points for Malmo

There’s something really sad about all the hype that the Eurovision creates in Malta… it dies down way too quickly and it’s forgotten way too nippily. Believe me, I’m not a diehard fan of the show, in fact I generally dislike most of the songs,...