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Alison Bezzina

Where there’s life there’s hope

Now that the festive season is over and I don’t have to endure another morose Christmas carol for at least another year, I can finally concentrate on what really matters…real life, which let’s face it, sometimes can be a real b**ch. A bit over a...

Love at Confused.com

I tried to wait it out, I really, really did. I tried with all my might to let the Christmas season go by without commenting about the Pope’s latest attack on gay marriage....you know the one in which he unceremoniously says that gays are people...

Look into my eyes

Like most people I know, I’ve long given up trying to figure out our politician’s hidden agendas. Unlike other ‘normal’ people, most politicians will look straight into your eyes and say anything that they think you want to hear. Even after a long...

What's wrong for the goose....

In the past weeks I’ve taken immense pleasure from the news that the police did not grant the animal circus organisers a license to set up at the Granaries in Floriana. The news came a few days before my birthday and admittedly it was the best...

Merry “!!£%$£”$£ Christmas

If you’re of the particularly quick and clever type, you might have already gathered that I dread this time of year with a passion. Not only is it cold and about to get colder, not only are days shorter and about to get even shorter, but there’s...

The easiest answer is No

Scene  –  option 1 Michael (10 years old) – Mum, can I sleep over at Jessie’s tonight? Mum  - No Michael bickers and frets, throws a tantrum, eventually gets tired and sleeps End of story Scene  –  option 2 Michael – Mum can I sleep over at...

Will the real pigs please stand up?

When it comes to judging characters I’ve always believed that what people say when caught off guard counts a zillion times more than what they say when prepared. This might sound like stating the obvious, but in the case of politicians working the...

Brazilian Soreness

Some things just don’t agree with me; like runny eggs, jellied eels, soggy aubergines, and Brazilians. I also don’t like most flavours of politicians, but come election time, I start suffering from the self-destructive need to follow and...

The Bait

Against my better judgement, and health, last Friday I joined most of Malta and watched the political debate between the Prime Minister and Joseph Muscat. It took me a while to write this, not only because I needed a few hours to recover...

Women are their own worst enemies

In the past 15 general elections in Malta thousands of men have contested, but only 73 women. Malta ranks a sad 108th in the world for female participation in parliament Only 6 out of 69 members of parliament are female – with the world’s average...