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  • The ire for Ira

    We must be a super-bored nation if Ira Losco's dress from last Saturday is still getting column inches. I'm going to take up some bandwidth myself, before hoping that everyone shuts up about it. Not about the dress, because I couldn't care less,...

  • Sex tales

    A wise young man once told me in a hushed tone, lest people thought we were in some secret rendezvous organising our same-sex marriage, that politics, unless laced with a ton of lascivious scandal, sucks big time. Sex, he went on, is all it takes...

  • Grin and bear It

    Up to a couple of years ago, had anyone told me that I would one day take part in the Malta Marathon I would have rolled over on the floor and laughed my kidneys off.  You see, whilst I’m entirely capable of staying up all night drinking wine and...

  • A YEAR OF FUN

    Don't get me wrong, I like a public holiday as much as the next man, especially if it falls just after my birthday or just after a weekend, so the more National Days we have, the better. Whether this does much for productivity or the nation's...

  • GO’s share price approaches 4-year high

    GO’s share price approaches 4-year high

    The equity of GO plc approached a fresh 4-year high today on fresh demand for these shares. GO’s share price advanced by a further 1.5% to €1.98 across six trades totalling 17,300 shares with further bids unsatisfied at the closing price and...

  • A Cardinal who is not naive

    Last Sunday Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the Catholic archbishop of Lyon marched at the head of the protest organised in Lyon accusing the government of "family-phobia" for legalising gay marriage and planning other policies that in the opinion of...

  • We are to blame

    As the winter Olympics kick off today in Russia, major corporations express holier-than-thou condemnation at Putin’s undemocratic administration. Google gave us a rainbow, Olympic-themed doodle. The Canadian Institue of Diversity came up with a...

  • We’re all citizens…. of the world

    I’m a firm believer that no one can ever take an iota of credit for having been born in Malta, or anywhere else in the world for that matter. Nobody can pat themselves on the back for having had the random and haphazard good fortune of having been...

  • WILL HE STAY OR WILL HE GO?

      As of the time of writing, Minister Manwel Mallia had not denied, at least in any form discernible by human eyes or ears, the story that broke on Sunday that he had threatened to resign if any residency qualification was introduced into the...

  • The visually impaired boxer and other stories

    The editorial of today’s Times of Malta makes a very good point about social benefits’ fraud. It knows of no political boundaries. Its colour is red, blue, green, velvet etc. Neither does it have any frontier or border. A Google search presents...

  • THIS ONE IS FOR TURNING

    On Wednesday, almost but not quite too late for my neo-Beck column, Joseph Muscat paraded himself triumphantly before the massed ranks of the media to announce that an agreement had been reached with the European Commission that allows his...

  • Impeachment: know when it's time to go

    Following the impeachment proceedings against Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco has become a bit like being at the circus. Will he fall, will they pick him up, will the tight rope he is walking on snap right beneath him? And how many more man hours...

  • Words as weapons

    Sometimes life takes over and it whooshes me up into a conundrum of very unimportant stuff like politics with a little ‘p’. Every so often I give into my propensity to over analyze the trivial stuff and forget about the bigger picture. That’s when...

  • SO OBVIOUS

    The Nationalist Party has been challenged to produce the legal advice its been given to substantiate its position that "Henley Citizenship" can be revoked. The challenge is being made by the Government, by the Labour Party and by a panoply of...

  • Free spirits or cowards?

    The editorial of last Saturday’s (January 25) The Times of Malta makes for some worrying reading. The editorial titled “The dumbing  down of our culture” criticises several decisions taken by the present government in the cultural sector. It says,...

  • Stooges taking over

    I’m not sure what the gods have done to this country. Even some myopic diehard Nationalists felt some relief when the hell of the PN administration was thrashed into the gloom and the Labour Party took over Castille and the rest of Malta. As an...

  • The Reshaping of the World

    The World Economic Forum, commonly referred to as the Davos annual meeting, kicked off yesterday in Switzerland. Anybody who is somebody is at this international meeting. This edition of the annual meeting is being attended by 40 heads of State...

  • OH, CULTURE IS IT?

    I was never under any illusion that a) Jose’ Herrera was gasping to be appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Culture in the first place or that b) now that he’s been appointed, that he has the slightest inkling about how to go about being...

  • Marketing 101

    There’s no such thing as bad publicity, goes the myth, but of course we all know that there’s publicity that is so terrible that it can destroy a brand or a person in one quick swoosh.    For someone seeking fame and fortune like Miley Cyrus, bad...

  • YES, BUT NO, BUT

    There's been something of a flurry of protest at the way the prosecuting copper in the alleged bribery case involving a former Chairman of Enemalta is trying to get the court to order the editor of a newspaper to reveal the source of emails (and...

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