Advert

Opinion

  • Strong EU needs strong euro

    In light of the multiple challenges facing Europe today, the European Commission has started a broad debate on the future of the EU. The euro is a large part of that discussion. Over the years, economic and monetary integration has made us...

  • Death for blasphemy?

    Death for blasphemy?

    The contemporary time we live in is full of horrendous and heartrending news. Not a single day passes without such horrific news of killing and bloodshed in the name of God, and in the name of his prophets who were the messengers of peace,...

  • Window of opportunity

    Window of opportunity

    The Manchester tragedy has affected much more the future of Libya in so many ways than people realise. Western governments are forced to ask their intelligence agencies to refocus on Libya, a subject that had dropped in priority in both the UK and...

  • Yes, we do have a choice

    Yes, we do have a choice

    Martin Scicluna has long paraded himself as a native-born jewel of objective thinking, a man with massive experience of public service locally and abroad. In his highly manipulative, carefully crafted contribution, Hobson’s Choice (May 31) he...

  • What will surely change

    What will surely change

    If you’re still truly undecided about how you’re going to vote on Saturday, it’s almost certainly because you’re not sure who or what to believe about the consequences of the vote. In such circumstances, it may be better to begin your reflection...

  • I will not let you down

    I lost count how many times this was said to me over the past month:“Politicians are all the same, I’ve given up on you.”  But each time, it feels like a punch in the stomach. No. No, we are not all the same: for some of us integrity is the...

  • Walk the talk on June 3

    During this election campaign Malta has become a key clarion call. One party asks us to choose Malta while the other promises the best time for our country. However, behind the oratory and noise, the PL and PN’s vision for our country may be miles...

  • Pilatus and Panama

    We are in the last week of the shortest electoral campaign possible for a snap election a year too early. The past four years were marked by a series of corruption scandals; the past 15 months by the mother of all scandals; and this past month by...

  • Desperate need to rehabilitate

    No EU state has given up its right to grant citizenship to whoever it deems fit.  A number of EU states actually have schemes in place whereby, through residence, against a monetary consideration, be it a payment of a fee or a commitment to...

  • MPs the people deserve

    Discerning voters who wish to make the best use of their democratic rights should examine: objectively and exhaustively the state of the nation; the prospects of the country in the international sphere; the performance of the last government; the...

  • Stopping burglars at the door

    It was already hard to keep up with the government’s corruption scandals a year ago, and it’s become nigh-on impossible now. Stories like the Valletta property deal which saw Marco Gaffarena multiply an investment of some €160,000 tenfold in a few...

  • For the common good

    Ken Mifsud Bonnici, an international constitutional and institutional lawyer with ties to the European Commission, when commenting on the state of our democracy (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 7) declared: “A deeply-flawed Constitution has left...

  • Men in politics

    In any election campaign I invest much in observation and listening. Gradually hidden issues about the Maltese themselves and their political leaders are perceived. Something I have noticed is the barren feminist-critical voice in this whole...

  • Protest votes

    Naturally we all fret to understand if the polling oracles know which party will win the absolute majority of the votes which should translate in the absolute majority of the seats. Yet not many know that under the present constitutional system a...

  • Why I choose Malta

    I am writing this opinion piece a few hours after the presentation of the electoral programme by Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil and a little over a week to the general election. The presentation of the electoral programme is an important...

  • The one who believed

    Four years ago, the Nationalist Party was a shambles. The party had just been dealt the worst defeat in Maltese political history. Despite several reasons being given for the result, it all boiled down to one major issue – the party was in an...

  • Appeal to the undecided

    Malta is my home and the home of my family. Your vote affects me. From the opinion polls, it seems the outcome of the election will be decided by the undecided. The right to vote is a sacrosanct right. In normal circumstances, I would argue that...

  • I'm leftist... Muscat must go

    I'm leftist... Muscat must go

    I chose to write this piece, in reaction to a blog post written by John Baldacchino who said he refuses to jump onto the bandwagon criticising Joseph Muscat, given that so far the Egrant issue is still an unproven allegation. Like Prof.

  • Hobson’s choice

    Hobson’s choice

    Edmund Burke, the great 18th century Irish political philosopher, warned of the dangers of politicians becoming “bidders at an auction of popularity… flatterers instead of legislators… the instruments, not the guides, of the people”. As Malta...

  • Living a dream

    Living a dream

    Choices have consequences. On Saturday we all have a choice to make. A choice between electing Simon Busuttil who pledged to clean up politics once and for all or electing Joseph Muscat under whose watch corruption has become...

Advert
Advert