It is time to recognise that, united, the Maltese electorate can achieve much more than individually. And the mechanism which enables them to do so is already in place.
Overall, Malta occupies a joint 15th place on the EU Social Justice Index. However, when it comes to equitable education, Malta features in the last place (28th) of the same Index in granting equal access to education. There is no social justice without equity in education.
The very last initiative in which Charles Miceli was involved was an Open Letter to the Prime Minister concerning Malta’s foreign policy commitments.
In the past few years, Malta championed the cause of gender and sexual minorities. However, when it comes to their de facto representation in the media, the progress has been much slower.
Malta’s tax regime is not a matter of competition between Maltese and foreigners. The true bone of contention here is between moneyed elites and ordinary citizens. In fact, Maltese ‘patriotism’ is a shield that protects financial interests of elites, both foreign and Maltese.
After the election – after nasty rumours spread by ‘traitors’ began to percolate – the Prime Minister himself paid a visit to the steel ship in the hopes of tamping down any fears about Malta’s uprightness and viability that the iGaming people may have had.
How could it be that a nation of ‘ambivalent Europeans’, which is hostile to migrants, can carve out pockets of compassion and kindness towards stray cats?