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Victor Calleja

A clerical wake-up call

Back in the days of Galileo and other such star-gazers, the truth was one and that was only the official church-sanctioned one. They who said anything against the truth, or against the church triumphant, met their end or were tortured till they...

Spinning on

If politics were glitz this government would clean-sweep all awards, winning more Oscars than Titanic ever did. But there are those of us who care about more than gloss, perception and PR, who think that government should be rather more real than...

Sighing no sigh of relief

Like most humans I have some trusted friends, the ones you listen to because they tell you the truth and the whole truth with no colouring or chiselling. Strangely they have told me very worrying stuff. One actually said that the PN, with its...

Damn goalkeepers

Life is grand in this isle of ours. The heat is on and politics takes a break from our life as we follow the world cup with bated breath wondering who will win and who will cry. In Malta of course the ones wailing most are not the obsessives who...

Oil is struck off

I can never work this one out. We’ve been told we will strike oil these last gazillion years. Then we dig and we’re lucky if we so much as find a watering hole. All we tend to find is rock and more rock. Sounds like the most boring story ever...

Billed as boring

Some people hate the word politics but they hate politicians and their words even more. I never truly understood this because without politics we’d be a truly boring lot. Imagine us silly commentators just discussing the weather. Now while nothing...

Bloodbath time

The people have spoken and yet again they have made it clear that they like his royal smugness Joseph Muscat and Co. So to all labour people I say congrats, may your leader be enlightened and not increase his humbleness by 200%. If this election...

Poles apart

The polls are truly apart and Joseph and his smugness are on track to win again by a staggering majority. The mind, the soul, the very essence of anything that boggles does exactly that. I’m numb and feeling dumb. It’s not only that I don’t like...

Go on PN: de-fence

Let’s put aside the gay marriage débacle and the hunting referendum issue. The PN is yet again nicely sitting on a fence heading straight for the fence-sitting award for lifetime dedication to be seen and not heard to have an opinion. But there is...

Alfred the great

Let’s say it out loud and clear. Dr Alfred Sant was way beyond a political failure, although, if the full truth be told, he did get rid of the old thugs of the Mintoffian era, moved his party out of antediluvian times and got his cronies to wear...