The Malta Independent 22 October 2017, Sunday

Editor's Blog

Christmas comes early with Labour

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:25 Last update: about 9 days ago Stephen Calleja

A budget without new taxes is rare, if not unique. A budget with no increases to existing taxes, not even on cigarettes, is probably unprecedented. Usually, the first budget after an...

Delia’s seat and beyond

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:18 Last update: about 26 days ago Stephen Calleja

The difficulties that the Nationalist Party faced to find a seat in the House of Representatives for its new leader Adrian Delia is pure evidence that the division that emerged strongly in the...

I am sorry for Eddie

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 09:17 Last update: about 3 months ago Stephen Calleja

The Nationalist Party should be ashamed of itself. From Simon Busuttil down to the least important official, they should be ashamed of the way they allowed the campaign for the new leadership to...

L-aqwa żmien

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 09:29 Last update: about 3 months ago Stephen Calleja

Immediately after the election, the Labour Party moved on quickly, elected a new deputy leader within weeks and, as a government, is running the country smoothly, building on the previous four...

Joseph wanted Helena but got Chris

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 09:24 Last update: about 4 months ago Stephen Calleja

Even the best of machines can fail. It was clear that Joseph Muscat and his entourage wanted Helena Dalli to become Labour’s deputy leader for parliamentary affairs, which would have...

New PN leader should be a woman

Wednesday, 5 July 2017, 09:30 Last update: about 5 months ago Stephen Calleja

The new Nationalist Party leader should be a woman. The Labour Party has historically always been ahead of the PN in this regard. It was under a Labour government that women were granted the...

How Busuttil was misled

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 09:10 Last update: about 5 months ago Stephen Calleja

My hunch is that Simon Busuttil was misled into believing that the Nationalist Party could win the election. If this is so, there could be two reasons for it. The deception could have been...

PN leader – Marlene? Why not Briguglio?

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:01 Last update: about 5 months ago Stephen Calleja

It’s more of a provocation than a suggestion. But it is one way of showing how the Nationalist Party is at its lowest ebb in history, even lower than the post-2013 election. What happened...

Random thoughts at the counting hall

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 08:00 Last update: about 5 months ago Stephen Calleja

1) Winston Churchill once said that the best argument against democracy is a conversation with an average voter. He was right. He was absolutely right. There are too many...

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