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Victor Calleja

What a difference a day makes

As the weather beats on in its wintry shades we celebrate yet once more our day of freedom. Long live our freedom, won back in 1979 on the momentous day our masters, those British grabbers, were thrown out, once and for all. We, or the ones who...

Eight-pointed crassness

The knights, and their enduring and iconic symbol, have lately been in the news. The market (il-Monti) with its underwear and cheap ware and its suitability, or not, next to Piano’s new entrance and Parliament was discussed in debilitating...

Joseph Muscat and his fekruna

I love this government. Or rather I love our Premier. The more time passes the more he loses face, loses the veneer of the grandiose liberator he was poised to be, and carries on cavalierly as if nothing, and nobody, can stop him. Grand mistakes...

In Joseph we trust

This government has many virtues. It exudes confidence, it sprinkles its brilliance on all of us. Nothing is too big, nothing is too worrying. Even the IS threat is dealt with by our Prime Charmer with amazing nonchalance. Malta, Joseph Muscat has...

Buzzword bunglers

People get the government they deserve said some old sad sage. Two years ago, we the people chose a party that breathed and gave life to buzzwords. Big beautiful buzzwords. And life was breezy, life was bliss. Marketing themselves as the new party...

War in Italy

A country close to us in Europe has a terrific internal war going on. Italy is ravaged by killings, maimings, bombs, and riven by sectoral and political fighting. No end is in sight and most of its infrastructure is in tatters. The present is...

Knock out Pope

Occasionally, a Pope comes around who truly sounds as if the wizened cardinals in the Sistine Chapel were inspired by a Holy Spirit when he was chosen. And Pope Francis is one of them. He is a true beacon and a fantastic innovator. If he can...

I have a big nose

Anyone is free to laugh at my big nose and draw a caricature of it making it 10 times its size. No one would care. Or no one should care. And, because I am not a crazed numbskull, I would never show anger at this depiction, much less thump...

Is there a reason to be jolly?

It’s ho ho ho time and I have forgotten to wish happy holidays to all, including my far-flung enemies. Yes I know it should be Happy Christmas but I’m trying hard to annoy no one, including all the atheists who don’t mind the feasting festivities...

Non-stick superman

I salute the man who has been a god-sent gift to us Maltese, Dr Joseph Muscat. Talk of Trojan horses is not welcome as we, the Maltese nation as a whole, know a gift-horse when we see one and we are truly impressed by him. If the recent survey...