I think that party politics in Malta are just the manifestation and expression of our much deeper cultural split

Published: March 21, 2013 at 12:03pm

Thomas Hedley to Natius Farrugia (about me) on Facebook:

Nispera li faqqajtha sew hi,ghax haqqha

17 Comments Comment

  1. Pecksniff says:

    I think this all boils down to class hatred, from the Sette Giugno riots down to the bile spewed by Mintoff during his political career from the 40s to the 90s.

  2. The chemist says:

    Knock on wood !

  3. Which is why – although false – many people think in terms of “Nazzjonalist imma vvutajt Labour”

    ‘Nazzjonalist’ and ‘Laburist’ – in Maltese – are tribal identifiers rather than adherence to a political ideology

    Floaters, consequently, are not people who vote according to what they perceive is good here and now. In our frame of mind a floater is more of a “switcher” with all negative connotations implied.

  4. Ola ola says:


  5. Jozef says:

    Strains of the camorra’s neomelodic singers.

  6. Natalie says:

    Is this real? Who has a Primary School Reunion?

    People usually have Secondary school/ sixth form/ university reunions, where people would have had their personalities fully developed and would have made connections with other students.

  7. sammy says:

    who is he?

  8. paleblue my foot! says:

    Hedley`s horrible song is aptly called “Back in Time”. Yep! That`s exactly where we are heading with this incompetent Labour Government.

  9. VICTOR says:

    Who the hack is this singer? His future looks bleak if he gets into politics.

  10. Rex says:

    What’s most disturbing is how the “Malta Taghna Lkoll” campaign was developed with this deep cultural split at its core.

    It was not about “Malta belonging to us all”. It was about “Malta belonging to us as well”.

    The campaign was used to manipulate those, who, for whatever reason, feel inferior.

    It encouraged a sense of revolution without reason. It was not inclusive, positive or progressive. It was divisive and vengeful.

    • Grace says:

      Prosit! Very well said. U biex jkokplu jitmejjlu bin-nies holqu l-moviment Laburista! They are playing a very dangerous game and we have to keep our eyes wide open.

  11. AE says:

    This whole Malta Taghna Lkoll palaver has had the opposite effect on me than that it professes to do.

    For the first time since 1987 I am starting to look at people again in terms of whether they are Labour or Nationalist. I find that I only want to spend time in the company of like-minded people and avoid people who so obviously voted for The Movement.

    For the best part of 20 years I felt I was living in a Malta where opportunity was available to all. This was clear by all the success stories both at a professional and business level of so many regardless of their political leanings.

    However, the level of political immaturity and gullibility is so high that a total fraud is now our Prime Minister. Now it is clear that opportunity will only be given (and that is to put it lightly) to those who are Labour. All the talk of meritocracy, ability to work with all was and is utter hogwash.

  12. H.P. Baxxter says:

    This one’s from beyond the farthest reaches of the far side of the cultural split:


  13. one of us says:

    His grandfather was editor of The Times in the fifties.

    • Thanks for mentioning that sir,just to make the point that not everyone who criticizes Daphne is a lejburist mil familja…Daphne,got nothing against you personally,but you can’t simply go out exposing everyone’s personal matters for your enjoyment,and then expect the same persons you attack,(i repeat ‘personally’,and not their ideas or beliefs) to see you at the festa and pretend you’re not there.
      and just to make my statement clear,’faqqajtha’ means ‘tajtha tghajjira kif jisthoqqilha’,and you really deserved it from him,ghax kont taqlalu hafna affarijiet li m ghandhom x jaqsmu xejn ma politika…
      By the way,thanks for the free promotion.if i see you outside,i will thank you personally….For those who criticized the video or me,that video was nominated for best video 2011 at the Malta Music Awards,and I was nominated as best male singer that year,for the 4 th time in a row……Sorry if I hurt you or your listeners in some way,but that’s how many,many people feel about you….Being Tom Hedleys grandson,I can say that you are a great writer and blogger,but you concentrate too much on negative and personal attacks….If you attack or criticize the message rather than the messenger,you’ll get more people admiring you rather than wanting you ‘mfaqqa’

      [Daphne – You have nothing personal against me and yet you write this on Facebook: “Nispera li faqqajtha sew hi,ghax haqqha.” And you don’t even realise that if I were to file a complaint with the police about that remark, you will be prosecuted and almost certainly fined. As for the rest of your comment here, I just have to ask: if your grandfather edited The Times of Malta in the 1950s, exactly what went wrong in the space of just two generations? You are a very poor specimen of a human being.]

  14. Candida says:

    Franco Debono has the respect of a few hundred voters they cannot be termed as POPLU for heaven’s sake Kemm jara kbir !!

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