Musings

Camille Franke's Blog

One-size-fits-all

The discrimination between international flights and intra-Europe flights indirectly affects Malta, as most of our aviation is within the EU. Meanwhile, successive Maltese governments have been voting for such measures as if it doesn’t matter. Aviation is one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions.  Flying is one of the most carbon-intensive activities   ̶   yet it contributes just 2.5% of the world’s carbon emissions. How does this add up? Well, most people in...
Letter from Lilliput

Get rid of parliamentary immunity

The most striking and frequently hot scene in any parliamentary debate is that of politicians pointing their manicured fingers at and accusing each other of, well, lying. From time to time we get people on social media and the traditional Press appealing for the abolition of the parliamentary immunity that gives our MPs, of whichever side of the House, the right to say anything about you, including barefaced lies, without fear of any...