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  • Seven reasons why people are so quick to believe Daphne Caruana Galizia

    Seven reasons why people are so quick to believe Daphne Caruana Galizia

    But there’s no evidence! How can you believe someone if they have no evidence? Well the answer to that is pretty simple, there is such a thing as conjecture which makes Daphne Caruana Galizia’s allegations easier to believe and while these points...

  • Is Muscat credible?

    In politics, reputation is everything. Anyone who follows politics will have heard this countless times.Reputation determines credibility. People are judged on their behaviour patterns, which build up a picture. We understand a person’s character...

  • On taking buses

    On taking buses

    Breaking long-standing promise to myself, like many I watched the latest episode of Xarabank: hence this blog, because what's the use of putting yourself through something like watching Xarabank if you can't use it for some fun?   Thankfully, the...

  • Of levels of proof

    Of levels of proof

    I'm going to take a bit of a different angle to the obvious with this Egrant fiasco. And it is a fiasco, make no mistake. It's all very well to say "we need proof". But when you have the owner of an Iranian bank and his risk manager making like...

  • If this, then that

    To my admittedly unscientific mind, as soon as mention was made of Pilatus Bank, the powers that be had three scenarios open to them. Please feel free to comment if other options present themselves to you. Scenario 1 There were never any documents...

  • Dismantling the power station

    Dismantling the power station

    The new gas power station is not yet fully up and running, but the Marsa Power Station has now finally been closed and is being demolished. The new Sicily interconnector and increased capacity at Delimara have made it redundant. The dismantling of...

  • On supping with devils

    On supping with devils

    If I were to be asked, but there's no reason why I should be, I'd say that people like Sandro Chetcuti, described in other areas of the media as a "captain of the construction industry" (evoking images of a behemoth ploughing ahead regardless of...

  • It's in the woods, it's in the woods

    It's in the woods, it's in the woods

    If memory serves, the above, uttered breathlessly, is heard in some exemplar of the "B Movie" genre, just before some particularly brainless teenagers are cut down in their prime. No matter, there are plenty of teenagers in the world and anyway,...

  • Schools and religious freedom

    Schools and religious freedom

    In 2009, I wrote an article titled, 'Religious education in schools' on The Times. It was prompted by Fr Rene Camilleri’s anxiety over how in their Matsec exams, students of religion “were simply ‘regurgitating’ answers (…) from parish catechesis...

  • Dickens was right

    Dickens was right

    It’s been a while since I have been moved to post a blog update. Life gets in the way and, let’s face it, it’s always more of the same: “The government is corrupt, and we're on so many drugs, with the radio on and the curtains drawn”, to quote...

  • On excluding my religion

    On excluding my religion

    Archbishop Scicluna, during a speech on the first anniversary of the death of dear Archbishop Mercieca, said that Church schools have to respect the religious freedom of all parents irrespective of their religion. This means that if there are...

  • Where's everybody?

    Where's everybody?

    Nothing could have stopped the iconic Azure Window succumbing to its watery death. The most the authorities could have (possibly) done is to somewhat prolong its life until nature decided to take its toll. Its eventual collapse was always going to...

  • PN, listen up

    PN, listen up

    That the PN has not yet rid itself of the negative aura that got it dumped out of power in 2013 is a given. That since then, in the eyes of many, it has continued to take aim at its own size 9s, as evidenced by assorted errors of judgement such as...

  • Trolls and minions, please note

    That Premier Muscat's trolls and minions were, are and will forever be simply gagging for the opportunity to deflect the country's attention from the awesome stench of corruption wafting from the very seat of power and influence is a given. It is...

  • New lamps for old

    New lamps for old

    One of my favourite stories as a kid was the ever popular Aladdin. It lay deep in my copy of the 1001 Arabian Nights (the kid’s version, I hasten to add, not the wonderfully explicit Richard Burton version). Most of us remember the story of the...

  • Just press send

    In her column published today, where she expresses the thought that we shouldn't be so perturbed by Owen Bonnici's Media Control Act, lawyer Claire Bonello cites "lawyer Andrew Borg Cardona" (yours truly) writing that if the people behind a...

  • Don’t subscribe to opt-in ignorance

    Don’t subscribe to opt-in ignorance

    This government has made strides in legislations pertaining to equality with the introduction of civil unions, the criminalisation of gay therapy and other legislations such as the decriminalisation of religion vilification. But it’s looking like...

  • Two ugly, boring and oppressive political parties

    Two ugly, boring and oppressive political parties

    Joseph Muscat’s Labour government and Simon Busuttil’s adopted strategy to oppose him, might shed some light on the anxiety that many voters express when faced with a choice between voting for either large parties or taking the risk and voting for...

  • Fake news

    Fake news

    ● Ann Fenech is a snob and does not think pastizzi from Is-Serkin are suitable for prime ministers.● Ann Fenech likes to slum it and loves pastizzi from Is-Serkin.● The Maltese public think pastizzi are the most important thing in politics and...

  • Tacit Genocides and the curse of a punitive morality

    Tacit Genocides and the curse of a punitive morality

    While they take delight in using any opportunity to attack each other, our MPs have kept their peace over what is being planned by Europe, under Malta’s Presidency, with regards to refugees coming from Africa. This does not only tell us a lot...

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