We are witnessing a crisis of representative democracy. In most European countries, people feel ignored and sidelined by EU politicians and established mainstream political parties.
In a society where entrepreneurs are deemed gods, there aren’t many gods as adored as Elon Musk. But behind the image of a messiah that is single-handedly fighting global warming is a dark shadow.
Unlike places like the Emirates, which generally promote themselves as hyper-modern hubs—versions of Las Vegas in the Persian Gulf—Malta does not brand itself as the place of ultramodern sky-scrapers. Instead, the country is portrayed through images that highlight its idyllic Mediterranean location, rural lifestyle or its ‘glorious past’.
Although they are uniformly referred to as “foreigners”, foreign nationals receive contrasting treatment, depending on their social status and nationality.
The critique that anti-corruption activists like Roberta Metsola and David Casa directed towards Keith Schembri’s and Konrad Mizzi’s Panama companies was neither about legitimacy nor the compromised ethics of offshore finance.
Lower income groups are not compensated enough for the increase in the cost of living. In other words, year after year, they are being driven into deeper poverty.
Do we value a short-term decrease in government spending more than the quality of our public health service? If the answer is no, then all PPP which result in private companies administering our hospitals should be opposed.