Photos of the chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology, at Tas-Serkin in the early hours today

Published: August 4, 2013 at 11:04am

I’ve just checked my in-box and found these two photographs of the MCST chairman at Tas-Serkin in Rabat, before the fight broke out. Now this is a personal observation that has nothing to do with the main news story. If somebody had suggested to me, 30 years ago when I was in my late teens and sitting at Is-Serkin with coffee and a couple of pastizzi after a night at Ta’ Gianpula, that three decades later I would be doing the same thing on an eternal groundhog day, I would have said, ‘No way. My God, how sad.’

This was exactly my reaction when I was told that the chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology, who is just a year or two my senior, was this morning busy doing something I last did in the late 1980s. He’s either doing it all for the first time, or he’s in the grip of really severe existential despair.

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