Talk:Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland
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No info regarding his death!
Maltesedog 18:18, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
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What about his thought and actions?
There's no info about his thought and actions, the way he instigated persecution of nationalists and job discrimination with the support of the Imperial Government, there is no mention of the fact that Church sanctions against Strickland and his allies were lifted prior to the 1932 elections. The man nearly caused a diplomatic incident between the British and the Vatican, reading the report by the Vatican envoy (or whatever he is termed) Mons. Ronbinson (approved by the British themselves) on Strickland and the state of Malta during his government would shed much light on this man and his relations with other forces in Malta. There is also nothing stating that he only became prime minister of Malta because he won a majority of seats in the legislative assembly but not of electoral votes. In the Senate he had problems, which he remedied by keeping there illegally (as there was some problem with their election) the two representatives of the Trade Unions whom sided with Strickland's Labour allies. Nothing is mentioned about what led to Church sanctions, mainly Strickland's assertions and actions while he was in power. No mention is made of potential and actual Imperial intervention in favour of Strickland's party. The man at one time even proposed giving the right to vote for British serviceman in Malta, some 20,000 of them, something which would have meant him keeping power indefinitely. Luckily that didn't pass. This article makes it seem as if this guy was a poor victim of Church persecution, without mention of what led to it as if the Church took sanctions against someone for having done nothing. The Archbishop in Strickland's time, Mons. Mauro Caruana was seen as an anglophile by the nationalists and was well seen by the Imperial Authorities themselves, certainly thus not someone diametrically opposed to Strickland's thought which was basically that of furthering the British agenda in Malta and he was so vehement in that and in persecuting nationalists that the Imperial Authorities even sent him to Australia as he was causing way too much trouble even for them in Malta. There is no mention on the ridiculous Punic Thesis pushed forward by a British-Maltese halfcast whose Maltese mother passed to him the title of Conte della Catena (Count of Catena, come on, why not Count of the Chain since you're at it) named very Punicly Louisa Bonnici Mompalao. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 00:05, 15 January 2008 (UTC)
It says in this article that Mikiel Gonzi declared voting for the Labour Party and reading certain newspapers to be a mortal sin back in 1930... is this correct? I know he did the exact same thing in the 1960s, could it possibly be true that the same person did this twice in the history of Malta?? The sources on this article aren't the greatest - it's unclear where this information came from or if its verifiable. Omgplz (talk) 20:53, 21 June 2011 (UTC)