The Malta Independent 22 September 2017, Friday

Editor's Blog

22 months

Friday, 16 January 2015, 08:20 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

Joseph Muscat has been in office as Prime Minister for 22 months. It is the same number of months that his mentor and predecessor Alfred Sant spent in total as head of government in what was the...

Simon’s choices

Friday, 9 January 2015, 12:26 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

Simon Busuttil's decision to overhaul his shadow cabinet did not come as a surprise. The signs were there for all to see. It was clear, from the way the Opposition Leader was speaking and reacting to...

Joseph Muscat and Ched Evans

Sunday, 4 January 2015, 15:44 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

I really cannot understand our Prime Minister. On the one hand he pushes to sell our Maltese identity to people with money to spend through the infamous citizenship scheme that led to so much...

Saving money on fuel

Monday, 22 December 2014, 09:43 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

The Nationalist Party can scream and shout as much as it likes, but there is no doubt that one of the successes of the Labour government is an economy that is growing, an unemployment that is going...

Marlene and Jeffrey

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 08:32 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

Marlene Farrugia has a lot of courage to speak out the way she is doing against the government of which she forms part. She is turning out to be a difficult situation to handle for the Labour...

The ‘best Cabinet’, minus five

Friday, 12 December 2014, 08:48 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

Long before he became Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat had said that the Labour government would form the best Cabinet ever in Maltese political history. Well, he certainly broke one record when he...

The perfect bungle

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 08:34 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

It was botched by the government right from the start. The way it handled the shooting at a car by the driver of Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia was the perfect exercise in mismanagement of a...

Mario de Marco and the left

Monday, 1 December 2014, 11:11 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

Nationalist Party deputy leader for parliamentary affairs Mario de Marco last Friday made a sweeping statement that is rather uncharacteristic of him. He is usually very cautious when speaking in...

Mallia and the PN

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 10:30 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

The Opposition will be presenting a motion of no confidence in Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia after the shooting incident involving his driver. It will not go through. The Labour government...

A bad week for Labour

Friday, 21 November 2014, 09:49 Last update: about 4 years ago Stephen Calleja

Any feel-good factor that the government intended to create with an election-type of budget it presented on Monday has already evaporated. It has been an extremely bad week for the...

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