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The non-vote we all knew was coming

While everyone was following the non-vote yesterday, live-tweeting it and getting more frustrated by the second, I was happily ignoring it all. The shock, the horror: a journalist who doesn’t care about the political goings-on of the country?...

If you follow the media...

The by-now-infamous press conference which saw prime minister’s wife Mrs Michelle Muscat lose her temper and have a go at the media saddened me. Fine, it also amused me but – in the longterm – the aftertaste was mostly of the ‘what a pity’...

Paqpaqli għall-Istrina trial – where does the buck stop?

I have long been researching the shocking Paqpali Għall-Istrina accident, which saw 23 spectators hit by a speeding car during what must be the biggest motorsport event in Malta, wondering how our law-enforcers would manage to sort out what is...

Of women, chattel and our law courts

Yesterday we celebrated Women's Day, a useless pandering to the gods of commerce that's only rivalled by Valentine's Day. Yesterday, in Malta, we also celebrated the fact that a man can pretty much do whatever he feels like to a woman that is...

We could be heroes

I finally got to watch Lampedusa, the play scripted by Anders Lustgarten and currently being produced by Unifaun at Spazju Kreattiv. As the kids say, it was intense. I cried, a lot, while trying to hide it so as not to freak everyone out. I also...

Ditch the Falzon #respect

It's offensive. After the National Audit Office yesterday confirmed what we kind of already knew in the most damning way possible, there was only one possible acceptable outcome. The resignation of Michael Falzon, which was indeed what happened...

OD(Z)ing on bull

In the face of disaster in terms of public image, one possible dignity- saving strategy involves creating some positive spin, typically through misdirection. Some ungrateful sod accuses you of corruption? Pull out a fast charity stunt out of your...

King of misdirection

And just when you thought things couldn’t get more surreal... they do. As he continues falling over  himself to avoid annoying magnate Charles Polidano (aka iċ-Ċaqnu), prime minister Joseph Muscat  has come up with a novel reason why the law can’t...

She asked for it!

Feminist rant alert. That is, if expecting not to be beaten up because I say something that some man somewhere doesn’t like qualifies as feminism. I would have expected it to fall straight under the human and civil rights department, but...

How very Christian

This morning we woke up to more bad news, this time on the local front. And this time, it could possibly have been avoided. Some 70 people injured after a glass stairwell collapsed in a Paceville club. Currently  fighting for their life are two...