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Christopher Gatt

  • How Donald met Joseph

    How Donald met Joseph

    Oh boy, has it been a couple of months in the world of politics! Who would ever have thought that the head of a government would fire the person responsible for heading criminal investigations in order to stop an investigation on himself and the...

  • Brandishing Power

    Brandishing Power

    Russell Brand, the actor, comedian, kicked-out BBC Radio 1 DJ, has never been one to do things by half. His ‘brand’ of comedy was always controversial, and extremely funny. But when this established stand-up comedian was asked, in 2013, to...

  • This election is not about the Panama Papers

    This election is not about the Panama Papers

    Or at least not just about the Panama Papers. This election is about saving journalists their jobs. You see, the thing is, this really was the government that kept on giving. And I’m not referring to the just announced minimum wage increase which...

  • At last, something Joseph and Simon can agree on

    At last, something Joseph and Simon can agree on

    With what seems to have become a daily deluge of claims and counterclaims, rumours, gossip and comments, and the increasingly fractious relationship between Muscat and Busuttil, it’s nice to report that the leaders of the two largest political...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • We’re going to make it after all

    We’re going to make it after all

    Way back when I was just over a decade old, a woman would walk down the streets of Minneapolis week after week and fling her hat in the air. That gesture would be accompanied by a song which concluded ‘we’re going to make it after all’. That woman...

  • I never saw Star Wars

    I never saw Star Wars

    That's right. I never saw Star Wars until last night. That may strike many as strange. After all, Star Wars first hyper-spaced itself onto the silver screen in 1977 when I was just 17, the right demographic for the movie. And I am a Sci-Fi fan, so...

  • A glimmer of hope at the end of the year

    A glimmer of hope at the end of the year

    2016. One hell of a year, right? Seriously it was one hell of a year. Syria, South Sudan, terrorism all over Europe, thousands of migrants drowning, cultural icons falling like flies (David Bowie, Gene Wilder, Alan Rickman, Muhammed Ali), Brexit,...

  • A culture of resignation

    A culture of resignation

    The recent resignation of Pia Zammit from the Manoel Theatre Board a week ago, seems to have caused, remarkably, some ripples in the usually calm waters of the performing arts. This paper chose it, also rather surprisingly, as a front page...