Escalating Malta’s political polarisation
The sensational title “INDEPTH: My father died under Lorry Sant… could I ever vote Labour? – Astrid Vella” as published online (3 November , 17:55) was not in keeping
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with the usually high standard of reporting in the Independent.
Such a title only served to intensify our unhealthy political polarisation and obsession with labelling people according to their political persuasion. It certainly have rise to a torrent of disagreeable comments on your website.
It needs to be made clear yet again that Non-Governmental Organisations are non-political and that there is no place for stirring up unhealthy speculation in newspapers about peoples voting history in a serious newspaper. This also distracts from the issue under debate.
G G Debono