The Malta Independent 28 April 2017, Friday

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Power by deception is fraud

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 10:44 Last update: about 19 hours ago Alfred Mangion

Almost 50 months ago, the majority of the electorate ignored warnings not to trust Joseph Muscat and voted for him and Labour. Before the election, Muscat, through his honeyed words, promised...

Widening process is under threat

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 08:11 Last update: about 1 day ago Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici

On 29 March this year, the United Kingdom formally set in train the procedures under article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty so as to sever its membership with the European Union.  We may not agree, but...

The Egrant Thesis

Monday, 24 April 2017, 09:18 Last update: about 3 days ago Mark A. Sammut

Whether we like it or not, the Panama Papers scandal will determine the future political development of this country. Not poverty (94,000 people live close to or beneath the poverty line...

Surplus: plus or minus?

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 08:59 Last update: about 5 days ago Sam Abela

Sam Abela  Fiscal surplus seems to be the latest buzzword in political spheres. The Labour government has been boasting of having attained the surplus with the pomp one would expect from a...

Social epigenetics

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 08:57 Last update: about 5 days ago Michael Asciak

When Gregory Mendel, the father of modern genetics and a Catholic priest to boot, established the ways of genetic inheritance, we thought that we had understood the whole way that our inheritance...

From mudslinging to real facts

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 08:41 Last update: about 5 days ago Justyne Caruana

Throughout my years of serving in the political arena, I have learned to be positive after surviving unfair campaigns. No one has ever dared attack my performance and my personal integrity but could...

Muscat: between words and fiction

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 08:49 Last update: about 7 days ago Alfred Mangion

Barely three weeks after Joseph Muscat was elected and sworn in as Prime Minister he was reported in the local media to have pledged “to hold out the hand of friendship to the Nationalist...

Tonio and Carm’s mess

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 11:00 Last update: about 10 days ago

Since I will be replying to an opinion piece penned by Carmel Cacopardo in last Sunday’s edition of this newspaper, about what he perceived as some mess, I had to resist the temptation of...

Minister for Gozo's wrong numbers

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 10:45 Last update: about 10 days ago

I refer to the article by Anton Refalo entitled “Continuing to tackle unemployment in Gozo” (TMIS, 9 April). It is abundantly clear that the Dr Refalo is out of his depth when it comes to...

The deeper meaning 2 – The Constitutional conundrum

Sunday, 16 April 2017, 09:37 Last update: about 12 days ago Mark A. Sammut

Last week I wrote a reaction article to the INDEPTH interview with Michael Briguglio and the point it raised about the teaching of religion in schools. In particular, I was reacting to Dr...

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