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Victor Calleja

Hilarious nightmares

Labour is in government, cried the doomsayers. Cried as in tears—tearing their hearts and, when still intact, hair out. Let’s analyse this, as the sun and the temperatures have been good to us and a breeze has kept our sultry, mind-numbing heat...

Safety unbound

Safety unbound No politics today so all those who think Joseph Muscat is our smiling, smirking saviour will have to wait for another instalment of my series-in-gestation of how I switched and am now besotted by him and his merry Muscateers. Today...

Safety unbound

No politics today so all those who think Joseph Muscat is our smiling, smirking saviour will have to wait for another instalment of my series-in-gestation of how I switched and am now besotted by him and his merry Muscateers. Today it’s time to be...

A letter to the beloved leader

Dear beloved leader of Malta, First of all I would like to congratulate you on 100 days (plus a few) of smiling benevolence. I must admit you have been more than super. You have been Superman and Spider-man combined. Superlatives aside let me put...

A different set of clowns

The Labour Party spokesmen have developed a mantra echoed all over the country which, in various guises and forms, goes something like: the PN has learnt nothing and the PN seem to have forgotten they got a drubbing. Talk of being magnanimous in...

Women unleashed

Let me start with an admission: my subject today is women, their rights and some crass stupidity which dictates that they be given preferential treatment. So if you’re easily offended, a women libber, or one of the two extremely lucky—or is that...

The first prime minister who hates politics

Nothing bores people more than politics. That’s what Joseph Muscat realised and that is why he won by an amazing landslide. Lawrence Gonzi and his clique were not just passé, they were obsessed with politics. They spoke and lectured us ad nauseam...

Surprising massages

I’m at the great age where, if I am given a massage, I have to pay for it. And any extras or happy endings are definitely not due to my biceps, beauty or bearing. Only my wallet could be the attraction. So what am I on about besides age and its...

What’s wrong with Jason?

Ever since I could use the few brain cells I was given, I have realised that, try as we do, we humans are never objective. Some might be better at it than others, but I think that, just as death and taxes are certainties in life, being subjected...

Birds’ brains, verbal traps and loopy loops

“He also told Times of Malta that a ‘technical loophole’ has been found that would allow the Government to present proposals to the European Union to allow bird trapping in autumn.” Can someone in their right senses please explain what the words...