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  • Damned by your presence. Damned by your absence.

    Damned by your presence. Damned by your absence.

    The outpouring of grief all over the globe which followed the horrific assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia is a truly moving tribute to her pen, her indomitable character, her fighting spirit. Even in death she is an inextinguishable...

  • If we tolerate this...

    If we tolerate this...

    When the news of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder broke the first reaction I had was that deep down I knew there was a reason why I slowed down on my writing since the birth of my daughter. The brushing off of threats, harassment and ridicule I...

  • She had it coming

    That pretty much sums up what what one suspended policeman, reinstated by the previous Labour administration, had to say about the murder of journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia. If someone feels hurt or irritated and does not feel they...

  • Justice and suspended judgement

    Justice and suspended judgement

    The more I read and follow what everyone has to say about the horrific murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, starting with the President, the Archbishop, the PM and the Leader of the Opposition, down to everyone else who quickly volunteer their...

  • We never learn

    We never learn

    I write this while still in shock from yesterday’s events.   Soon after news came in of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s execution – because that’s what it was, really, wasn’t it? The word ‘murder’ doesn’t even start to touch at the...

  • Where is Daphne now?

    My most profound condolences to Peter, Daphne’s sons, her parents, sisters and her numerous friends. They have lost a treasured person but nobody can erase their great memories of a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. We, the people, have...

  • Delia’s new politics of the right

    Delia’s new politics of the right

    The signs were there before he was even in the second round. They say he is articulate. What do you expect from a seasoned and successful lawyer? They say he has the gift of the gab. I am not sure when it comes to his idea of mimicking Mintoff.

  • Let the traffic jam

    Let the traffic jam

    We live in the most enlightened of times, our most prosperous since we were discovered by the first colonisers of Malta. Joseph Muscat and his cronies lead us so all is fine and all is rich. We have never had it so good and the best of all...

  • Why Adrian Delia should go

    Why Adrian Delia should go

    I have been urged to give Adrian Delia a break. Unlike some politicians, I have not been threatened or offered a reward. Obviously, I am not important enough for that. The reasoning used by these people is that I should give Delia space to prove...

  • Political embarrassment (or the lack thereof)

    Political embarrassment (or the lack thereof)

    Let me start with a personal note. I am very embarrassed and I do apologise for two grammatical slips that somehow eluded me while writing my previous entry in this blog. Indeed, as a couple of commentators rightly observed: it’s “lock, stock and...

  • No more heroes

    No more heroes

    It has been both painful and faintly ridiculous to watch the new PN leader Adrian Delia seek and find an MP to give up his parliamentary seat for him, by pressure or persuasion, carrot or stick. Listening to the radio in the car (stuck in traffic)...

  • Air Malta to be no more?

    Air Malta to be no more?

    Everybody appreciates that Air Malta is still experiencing very tough times. But economic woes can hardly justify the minister responsible for the airline threatening the workers about their future. He warned them that if they do not toe the line,...

  • How very kind of you Dottore!

    How very kind of you Dottore!

    After the faux pas in trying to claim his party’s roots while failing to contextualise “Latins and Catholics” in the 21st century and move onto the realities of a diverse society, Dr Delia goes on to the Loving Malta portal and decides to share...

  • 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...

  • Adrian Delia will win the next election

    Adrian Delia will win the next election

    As every man, woman, and chameleon knows, Adrian Delia has won the contest to become the new PN leader. So far that is all he can be because he still has no seat in parliament, although he apparently has a plan to get one. He’s full of plans God...

  • A famous prostitute

    Back in the late 1980s, in the heyday of Mikhail Gorbachev, an old doyen observer of politics used to tell me and those who cared to listen: “Perestroika was a famous prostitute!” … normally followed by a couple of expletives, usually in...

  • The crushing of the infamous blogger

    AD 2022: Having been crowned PN king in 2017, Adrian Delia has beaten his many demons and battles and has just led a resurgent party back into power. Delia has also beaten Joseph Muscat at his own game and, through guile, luck and an amazing party...

  • Simon Busuttil, an incredible loser?

    Simon Busuttil, an incredible loser?

    Isn’t Simon Busuttil an incredible loser? Adrian Delia sounds amazingly sure of winning against the establishment and launching his new way, which seems to imply that all Simon Busuttil did was wrong. Or, if not completely wrong, Delia seems to...

  • Answer the old question

      Who benefits? It is an old, central question – cui bono? – already asked by the ancient Romans, and which every policeman, lawyer or detective still faces when trying to identify a crime motive. Journalists ask the same thing about motives for...

  • The pirouetting pieties of the self-elected

    The pirouetting pieties of the self-elected

    Inasmuch as I remain allergic to those who insist that, as they are always on the right side of history, everything must be moving around them, I am not exactly impressed by those whose political pirouetting has now made us all dizzy and frankly...