The Malta Independent 15 December 2017, Friday

Editor's Blog

Delia taking firmer grip

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 09:29 Last update: about 2 months ago Stephen Calleja

Over the weekend, Adrian Delia made big strides towards taking a firmer grip on the Nationalist Party.  The election of Kristy Debono as president of the PN’s general council was one huge...

Delia’s leadership

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 13:23 Last update: about 2 months ago Stephen Calleja

Adrian Delia’s political life did not start easily. Even before he was elected leader of the Nationalist Party, the allegations that surfaced against him could have thrown it out the window...

Christmas comes early with Labour

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 10:25 Last update: about 3 months 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 4 months 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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 7 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...

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