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Herman Grech

  • Why don’t you drag out the bullies instead?

    Why don’t you drag out the bullies instead?

    The scenes of police forcibly dragging out activists from the Planning Authority’s offices is a stark reminder of the way ‘democracy’ turns its guns on the wrong target in this peculiar country of ours. The activists’ only crime was that they...

  • The online hate mob

    The online hate mob

    I'm an animal lover. I own two Persian cats which I sometimes treat like spoilt brats. I'm an advocate against any forms of animal cruelty. But when I see mass hysteria in reaction to incidents of animal cruelty (especially those spawned from fake...

  • Call it national egoism

    Call it national egoism

    It's time to face the truth. Migration cannot be stopped and will not be stopped. It is history which teaches me that, not my humanitarian values. We can build the biggest walls, we can send soldiers to patrol the borders and we can set up...

  • The 'influss' hypocrisy

    The 'influss' hypocrisy

    If you ever wondered what's really wrong in the state of Malta, then look no further than Net News's reportage of Joseph Muscat's Sunday sermon about the "need" for more foreign workers.  In a nutshell, the Prime Minister made his argument why...

  • Prime Minister, we need to chat

    Prime Minister, we need to chat

    I must confess I liked Joseph Muscat's Facebook interview with Katriel, the brave young man who suffers from a rare form of Lupus. Katriel asked the questions children his age would typically ask the prime minister: which cuisine do you prefer?...

  • To the cowards who cleared Daphne’s memorial...

    To the cowards who cleared Daphne’s memorial...

    The decision to sweep the Great Siege monument from any speck of reference to Daphne Caruana Galizia is not surprising. In a country where we often take intolerance to an art form, I'm surprised it didn't happen earlier. But that doesn't take away...

  • Pot calling the kettle black

    Pot calling the kettle black

    It was amusing this morning to read the front page headline of Times of Malta 10 years ago to date. It was days before the 2008 general election and then Labour leader Alfred Sant stood outside the Planning Authority offices and accused it of...

  • Poor man, he works long hours

    Poor man, he works long hours

    I literally choked on my coffee when I read the Home Affairs Ministry’s defence of Mario Tonna, the assistant police commissioner forced to step down after his partner allegedly reported he had beaten her up. “Ass. Commissioner Tonna was a...

  • 10 things we have to tackle in 2018

    10 things we have to tackle in 2018

    It's been a year of triumphs and tragedy, successes and too many scandals, all sprinkled with a good layer of construction dust. So what should we challenge in 2018? Let's challenge the bulliesYou can spot them from a mile away – the wealthy...

  • Leave our rubbish alone!

    Leave our rubbish alone!

    A WhatsApp message from a friend on Saturday morning was accompanied by several angry face emojis: “I’m ashamed to say I’m the only Maltese person who bothered to show up for the clean-up in the north of the island”. A French friend later shared a...