UPDATE on Keith Arnaud

I wrote earlier about Keith Arnaud's strong Mintoff family background and how his parents worship Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. But what I hadn't also realised was that it was Inspector Arnaud that had arrested Daphne Caruana Galizia in 2013.

Maybe the Labour Party should be renamed “The Invertebrate Party”

Malta has woken up to find out that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has been protecting criminals Chief of Staff Keith Schembri and Minister for Tourism Konrad Mizzi in his office. Yorgen Fenech has asked for a presidential pardon to spill the beans on others complicit and we've now got MP Chris Cardona being questioned by the police.

There has to be a reason Muscat is protecting them

To foreigners this must be reminiscent of the divide between Gaddafi supporters and rebels, or Syrian rebels and supporters of President Assad. In both cases they often hired third party mercenaries to bolster their ranks, but in Malta they don't really seem to need that. They've got their good all blinked bi-partisan culture to fuel this.

It’s time to go Joe

When all of this became apparent, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat insisted on standing by them. He didn't order resignations, he didn't fire them. We know this because he told us this, while running away from questions like a little bitch. Why not? Could it have anything to do with Egrant?