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Ramona Depares

PL: stating the obvious

I know I'm probably driving everyone nuts by using these posts to criticise both PL and PN in quick succession, but bear with me. It is hardly my fault they are both making a pig's ear out of pretty much every political issue that we really care...

Chill, it's just satire

The political war has now officially reached a ridiculous level of low. Despite the childishness of the pre-election tactics that are typically employed by our MPs, I had truly believed that things had evolved enough for the usual suspects to be...

Seriously, Mr Grech?

I realise we’ve been busy with that small matter of flooding, but I can’t believe this little gem here has been passed over by most commentators. So - how does the saying go? “M’għandux żejt f’wiċċu.” Loosely translated, meaning “he knows no shame”.

No money? No problem!

I'm seriously considering sending an email to the prime minister next time I receive my electricity bill. The contents will be straight and to the point: "I'm sorry, but I seem to have no money to settle this bill. Cheers!" No, I'm not off my rocker.

Gearing up for disaster

Time for something different – as in, something that is unrelated to Mintoff, because I don't know about you but I'm finding myself thoroughly bored with everyone flogging the same dead (sorry) horse. There is a cyclist every 90 seconds during...

Freedom to discriminate?

Cyber-space is full of pseudo philosophers and fake do-gooders who seem to have enough leisure time that they can spend their days passing judgement on lifestyles that don't coincide with theirs. Such as on those who are in a same-sex...

Neanderthals, all

The onslaught of memes was to be expected, of course. After all, it's not everyday that we get to see honest-to-goodness fisticuffs that seem to come straight out of some redneck movie. I'm talking about the Marsaxlokk fight, the video of which...

Compassion: more important than church flexibility

I realise that you’re probably all getting tired of hearing about IVF. However, given the right pig’s ear that is being made of the whole issue (quelle surprise), it is impossible to pretend that all is fine. First we had justice minister Chris...

IVF: separating the facts from fiction

Keeping tabs on the actual facts regarding the newly proposed IVF law is proving to be harder than anticipated. After days spent reading the myriad news reports and opinion pieces that have been reproduced on various media, many of them...

Still no-one’s responsibility?

A few hours before 17-year-old  Polina Rahman was found on Tuesday evening, I had written a post calling for more rigorous enforcement of regulations with regards teenagers who come to Malta to study English. I removed the post later that day out...

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