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Election in February or March – Simon Busuttil

Election in February or March – Simon Busuttil

On TVAM this morning, Simon Busuttil revealed that he’s writing the PN’s electoral programme for the 2013 election as he did in 2008. He also let slip that the election will be held two months, latest three, after the election for the PN’s deputy leader post vacated by Tonio Borg. Clearly, Simon Borg wants to steal headlines. Let’s see what Tonio Fenech comes up with.

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No strikes, we’re Maltese.

No strikes, we’re Maltese.

Thousands took to the streets in Europe today in protest against austerity measures. Many European unions called for strikes but in many countries rallies and public meetings were held instead. So why didn’t we see strikes in Malta? Why didn’t the unions call a day of strike? Are we living the Utopian dream? I’ll suggest that it’s mainly because workers in Malta can’t afford to have a day’s wages deducted...

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Oh the irony!

Oh the irony!

At 10:55am today, PM for a Day Marija Hammett had this to say: “My first Prime Ministerial piece of action! The 6pm General Director – Mr. Ivan Bartolo – asked for my ideas and suggestions. I’ve suggested how certain first aid systems can be implemented at child care centres – being a part of such work. Mr. Bartolo was delighted and genuinely interested in the idea – he asked for my details and promised to meet me soon to...

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Illegal PM for a Day

Illegal PM for a Day

Marija Hammett will tomorrow be Malta’s Prime Minister for a day. David Rice Atchinson was an American slave and plantation owner and is perhaps best known for having “maybe” served as Acting President of the United States for a day on the 4 March 1949. Or maybe not, depending on one’s interpretation of the US Constitution. But further analysis would be beyond the scope of this post. Depending on one’s...

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Shit happens on beaches too

Shit happens on beaches too

This must be the most ridiculous “story” published by the Times online today. Imagine that… the Health Minister is strolling on the beach, enjoying the glorious Spring weather. He encounters a puny pile of desiccated dog shit and, indignant, considers his options: a) grumble about the incivility of some dog owners and walk on. A recent study showed that this option is favoured by 96.8% of respondents; or b) find a suitable...

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Push the Blue Button

Push the Blue Button

What’s with some people and technology? We all know people who can’t figure out the buttons on their 10 year old TV set, who can’t reset the time on their kitchen oven when the power comes back on after an outage, who ask you for your email address every time they need to mail you and who want assurance that they should not put spaces in the address. Use of the Internet and Facebook by politicians is now so widespread that...

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A fear of Labour (not the childbirth kind)

A fear of Labour (not the childbirth kind)

Parturiphobia is the fear of labour, the act of giving birth. But, surely, that was not what Julian Galea had in mind. Sinistrophobia, the fear of things to the left? No, Galea just loathes Labourites. Imagine this: a girl comes by suave Julian; he checks her political opinions and she turns out to be a Labour sympathiser. Oh, the humanity! Idabbrilha rasha. Julian Galea is a PN councillor for Sliema. He also runs a coffee shop in Valletta...

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