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It’s not you, it’s your party

October 28, 2007 by

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Some of Gonzi’s policies have set me back on a personal level; and these set backs are set backs I consider to be major; and yes come election time, I can’t bring myself to vote for him. But I can’t even bring myself to vote for the Leader of the Opposition. The electorate has rejected […]

Folle Folletto

October 24, 2007 by

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Stajt ktibt dwar il-baġit, imma kont inkun qed nonoqs mill-wegħda li nżomm lili nnifsi osservatur b’xaqliba, sew għax il-baġit m’għadux jolqotni direttament u sew għax diffiċli żżid aktar ma’ dawn l-estimi, humiex elettorali jew inkella verament raxx ta’ ġid li beda ġej wara snin ta’ sagrifiċċji. Stajt ukoll ikkumentajt, biex ma nidhirx wieħed mill-ftit Kassandri […]

The Star Loses The Plot

October 24, 2007 by

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Maltastar and Maltarightnow are not exactly the epitome of journalism. At least we all know that they are only there to blow their respective party’s trumpet and that we should therefore take everything they say with more than a pinch of salt. Maltastar reaches new levels of hopeful spinning in their article about Alfred Sant’s […]

Gozo still tops the Agenda (not)

October 24, 2007 by

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Worried that we were a bit too demanding of politicians when we said that they should come up with something better for Gozo than declarations of eternal love and undying affection? Here’s what Dr Sant had to say at a “political activity” in Gozo (from di-ve, my highlights): Gozo was, is and will remain at […]

Gonzi’s Good Plan

October 19, 2007 by

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It’s good that’s what it is. The budget that has just been announced cannot be seen as being a bad budget. In the simplistic balance of good and bad the good wins out by a couple of pounds. There’s income tax measures, there’s support for children, education and development. There’s a nod to such things […]

News in the News

October 15, 2007 by

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Stuck at the office. Watching the live streaming of the Budget on Net TV. Stunning commentary by “Amanda” and “Keith”. Would have thought that in 2007 we would no longer hear phrases such as “L-avveniment politiku tas-sena” or worse “Avveniment li jiddetermina il-hajja taghna ghas-sena d-diehla”. A throwback to the times of the “Budget tac-Cinturin”!

Scoring Political Points

October 14, 2007 by

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–         I’m wondering why the political party which thought it fit to invite Michael Mifsud to its conference in order to celebrate Maltese excellence, didn’t deem it fit to name 10 colleges after Maltese people who did excel. Instead that same party opted for 8 non-Maltese saints, one Maltese saint and the other named after […]