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Letters

  • Vote Muscat out of power

    In the past few days we have heard that two well-known banks are now considering Malta as a high-risk country for investments. Germany’s second largest  bank, Commerzbank, and the Swedish bank Swedbank AB, with about 9.5 million clients and over...

  • Put Malta first

    Put Malta first

    I have been following what the PN and the PL leaders have been saying since the start of this election campaign. The number of electoral promises that have, so far, been made is, to say the least, impressive, and it would have been very tempting...

  • Anonymity

    I have seen the adverts by an anonymous group of people calling themselves ‘Advocates for the rule of law’ in The Sunday Times of Malta. Are these people playing with words like ‘advocates’ and ‘lawyers’? Just as their advert happens to be on page...

  • Trust issues

    I cannot for the life of me understand how some surveys show that Joseph Muscat’s trust rating is higher than Simon Busuttil’s. Muscat has, over the past four years, broken every promise he made regarding good governance, meritocracy and political...

  • On credibility

    Simon Busuttil’s claim that a Labour supporter shook his hands and told him he would be voting for the Nationalist Party this time round (May 19) is as credible as that he would make institutions impervious to government interference. The PN did...

  • Dirty stables

    I think Eddy Privitera fails to understand that the PN-PD alliance came about out of the necessity to get as many votes as possible to beat the Labour Party at the next election. That is the first and important point. The necessity to get rid of...

  • Reputational damage

    Of course, the German regional finance minister, Norbert Walter Borjans, is wrong when he says there are 70,000 offshore companies registered in Malta. For a start, all those companies are onshore and most of them are local trading companies of...

  • Offensive nameplate

    Offensive nameplate

    I recently showed the picture above to an American friend who had at one time studied at the University of Malta. Her immediate reaction was: freedom from whom and what? We both pondered on the significance of its meaning and the only conclusion...

  • The obvious choice

    Unfortunately, it is crystal clear that the eyes of the world, and, particularly, of Europe, will be on us this coming election. They will want to see if we are going to endorse a government mired in scandals and shady money deals or else totally...

  • Political opinions

    Denis Mifsud’s and Joseph Muscat’s concerns (May 20) about the sale of Maltese passports are justified. In an article entitled ‘Shady island’, The Economist refers to our present political scene and concludes that “the island could be used by...

  • Election proposals

    The Nationalist Party offers to make an immediate one-time grant of €10,000 to young Gozitan couples setting up family in Gozo and to other young families relocating to Gozo from Malta and abroad. Would demographical purposes not be better served...

  • Redundant ideology

    Redundant ideology

    In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Westminster and Manchester (picture), the need to find a solution becomes an urgent matter. I believe we can learn lessons from the past to face the present: for example, Marxist propaganda in the 1950s...

  • Prosecution services

    Kevin Aquilina’s article entitled ‘A prosecutor general’ (May 23) does not do justice to the work done to strengthen the prosecution services since the Bonello Report was published in 2013. The Bonello Report played an important role as a source...

  • Big mistake

    A caption under a small picture of Simon Busuttil (May 11) said he would not accept a defeat at the June 3 election. So what are this man’s plans? To have us sliced, drawn and quartered? If so, he is in for a tough job seeing that more and more...

  • The web of life

    The web of life

    In the Old Testament, Jehovah told man to “replenish the earth and subdue it” and to “have dominion over fish, fowl” and “over every living thing”. In 1855, the Suquamish Chief Seattle sent a letter to the President of the United States that can...

  • Transport to Gozo

    Transport to Gozo

    The consensus is there. The submarine tunnel will one day be there, too. The vital question concerning the uniqueness of Gozo is: what means of transport will use the permanent link? The only sensible one-word answer would be: metro. A fast, clean...

  • Green party parallels

    The briefest glance at the opinion polls published by MaltaToday (May 15) makes it clear how marginalised the parties are in Malta, excluding, of course, the Labour and Nationalist parties. Allow me to draw parallels with the position of the Green...

  • The English language

    I see that the teaching resource for the English language is being curtailed here because I imagine Jean Claude Juncker has determined that English is no longer relevant and, from now on, he will only be speaking French. In public, at least. My...

  • Shades of grey

    In his article of May 12, Lino Debono said that “the government has made a lot of mistakes but it has also achieved a lot of progress in many fields”. While the statement is questionable, it is also worthwhile noting that even Hitler in...

  • Dog poisoners

    Dog poisoners

    On May 10, my wife was walking our two dogs at the Majjistral Park, in the limits of Mellieħa. She took both animals off the lead so they could run about. Unfortunately, one of them ate a scrap of meat that had been baited with snail poison by...