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Labour Party herald first of 2003 mass meetings
By Matthew Vella

Electoral campaigning is transmuting into the sweltering heat of the mass meeting. Next Sunday 19 January will see the first mass meeting of the 2003 electoral campaign, with the Malta Labour Party greeting its folds in Marsa. READ MORE>



MLP may discuss Karmenu Vella and Louis Buhagiar participation at L-Istrina soon
The national executive of the Malta Labour Party met Friday to discuss various items which were on the agenda, the priority being the VAT and the partnership issue. But during the long meeting a couple of members of the executive committee wanted an explanation regarding the participation of Karmenu Vella and Louis Buhagiar during the charity show l-Istrina. READ MORE>

POLITICAL COMMENTARY
Three separate elections, or what?
Monday marked the last reception for the New Year. But all political parties were losing no more time, this week strategy and core group meetings dominated the diaries of top politicians and campaign managers. The writing was on the wall that the Prime Minister favoured an early referendum and separate from the national elections, leaving the Labour Party in a quandary. Should they participate, appear to boycott or quietly ignore the referendum? READ MORE>

Interview


A ‘kind’ of new Leftie…
A charming mug and a couple of Stanley knives for good measure make the archetype politician. MATTHEW VELLA speaks to Labour MP Evarist Bartolo, whose only qualm with European membership is that it remains, to all effects, the big boy’s club he does not Malta want to join

Saviour Balzan on Sunday
Voting for the future and not for the present
I will not, as others have done ask anyone to vote for the Nationalists and it follows not to vote for Labour and Alternattiva.

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This Week


What a week!
Doing a fashion-shoot requires more than just a camera and a model. Professional photographer Bryan Azzopardy tells Ramona Depares about his work


News:

Malta chosen for its high level of competitiveness

Minister Borg stands ground on l-Imniehru’s prison leave concession

Maltafly.com editor is ‘NO to EU’ figurehead’s husband

As Labour prepare for general conference acceptance of VAT appears more inevitable

Vassallo appeals to other parties

Boycotts are dangerous

University security tender awarded to agency without licence

Food poisoning cases on the increase

 






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