Editorial - Page 2

Corruption turns wine into waste

The government could not have given a poorer excuse for its shortcomings and fall from grace than when it claimed parliament blocking the 2021 budget would “jeopardise welfare and development” spending. What

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Fighting culture wars, gender bias

Fury over the education ministry’s appointment of a male-dominated advisory council to set up a junior ministry for culture took the argument in the wrong direction. It drifted exactly where the administration

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Puffing on a COVID nightmare

The Covid-19 situation is clearly out of control with complacency and general stupidity jeopardising public safety. Fears of imposing a second lockdown are very real, which this time could be harsher on

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It’s about the economy, stupid

We have been hearing about sustainability and job creation ever since the incumbent ‘pro-business’ administration came into office the first time around, over seven years ago. We were supposed to transform into

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Politicians to blame for voter apathy

The traditional political parties have already embarked on their election campaigns, planning for May 2021, where they hope, at best, to maintain their seats in the 56-member House. Judging from the growing

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When art imitates politics

Freedom of expression is one of the fundamental principles of democracy. And if we want to believe that we live in a true democracy, then this freedom, be it in art or

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Pax Europa needed for Turkey sanctions

At the Med 7 summit in Corsica, French President Emmanuel Macron said Europe needed “a more united and clear voice” on Turkey. He said Ankara’s actions with its rogue drilling activities near

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