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Victor Calleja

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...

Rules of our country

A foreigner comes to Malta to check out our hunting ways and our hunters try scaring the daylights out of the foreigner. Serves him right for interfering in our affairs. Go back home we don’t need you thank you very much. The police take the...

Nothing sticks to Teflon Joe

So much happens on this little dot that sometimes I think we really are the world’s belly button. The man—the Prime Minister I mean—has routed the PN, embraced the gay community and is now on a direct course to get us all a bit higher than we all...

Depressing issues

Often I think I miss the point because I’m daft or because I might have missed out on some lecture or article written by one of our island’s bigwigs. A President has been chosen unanimously. When the Prime Minister announced his choice of...