Low Turnout: Apathy or Protest?

The post-independence political scene in Malta has always shown that an extremely high percentage of the population is interested in their leadership and is willing to go out and vote. This is evident by the continued high voter turnout that the country has experienced, with only the first independent election in 1966 having a voter […]

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Vote for a sustainable Malta

Extinction Rebellion Malta is organising a rally tomorrow in front of parliament as a response to the upcoming election, with the group wanting to see an end to “politics as usual”. Statement from Extinction Rebellion Malta: The parties aren’t doing enough. They claim that they want change, yet the system itself incentivises short-term gain at […]

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Beware of Abela bearing gifts

“Beware of Greeks bearing gifts”. An English phrase referencing the ancient story of the Sack of Troy, when during the Trojan War, the Greeks faked a truce by giving the city of Troy a massive wooden horse, which, after the Trojans got black out drunk celebrating, opened up to reveal Greek soldiers hiding inside, opening […]

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Striking a balance

They say that the key to success in politics is pulling off a delicate balancing act. This can be applied to any major political party, be it in government or opposition. In terms of the latter, we can certainly apply the art of pulling off a balancing act to the current state of the Nationalist […]

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The Betrayal Of A Country

Our country is in shambles. Being Maltese is presently not something to boast about beyond our COVID-infested shores. We are Maltese; the ones who ‘blow journalists up’, who ‘sell passports’, who ‘had most of the Police traffic department arrested’, and now, those who harbour COVID-19. The rapid deterioration of the virus’s containment is indeed a […]

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Chairman Bob’s cultural revolution

We are all aware that China is in the news quite regularly these days, the world over. Be it a squabble with Dangerous Donald, a fistfight on the China-India border, or lockdown in Wuhan; the country has hogged the headlines. What us Westerners find particularly disgruntling about China is its ominous, all-seeing Communist Party; a […]

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The Totalitarianism of Toddlers

When I was four years old, I would regularly fight with my beloved younger brother and would sometimes even hit him. He would start crying and my mum would report to the scene, but I would always claim that I had nothing to do with it. Occasionally, I would be short-sighted enough to perpetrate the […]

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