Farmer–Labor: Seemingly still hale and healthy at 84, Oberstar has loudly declared his intention to run for a seventh term as Governor, reneging on previous agreements with the Caucus to retire and brushing aside petty concerns like 'mental competency' and 'the interest of the party'. With the Mesabi set and the base behind him, removing Big Jim won't be a picnic, but the knives are out and it's too late for take-backs.
Does this take place before or after the Scandinavian-led invasion which freed Great Britain from the Corbinista junta?The Newest State
Democratic: So fucking corrupt. I can't believe Theresa May is running for her fifth term as Governor and will win in a landslide. At least she has gone from very conservative to being vaguely liberal, which has helped, I guess. Still awful. At least she has a good left-wing running-mate
Republican: Wait, so you're telling me they rejected Caroline Jones the vaguely moderate person in favour of... wait, who? "Count Dankula"? Who is even h- oh. The guy who taught his dog to give the Hitler salute. He's the Republican candidate? Yeah, May's gonna win even more than normal
Green: Increasingly the alternative to the Democrats, there is no way that they can screw up their chance to eclipse fucking "Count Dankula". Oh. Their candidate killed a man? My fucking God. There's no way Jon Bartley can recover from that. Oh, and they now hate trans people too? Wait what
Libertarian: Daniel Hannan is their candidate yet again. They'll win one percent this time around if lucky. Who gives a fuck about the Libertarians?
Independence: Oh yeah, those guys. They want Britain to be independent or something. I wonder who is their no- oh. It's the weirdo up in Scotland who ran several independent campaigns on "Scottish freedom". And he's now accused of sexual assault. Wow, everyone apart from May is just shit
Incredibly believableDonald Trump: Just when you thought he was gone, he's back, better than ever! First interview after the big campaign announcement was from a hospital bed with various tubes running up his nose, and he was largely focused on insulting Joe Scarborough and NBC. Ahhh, this takes me back to the good ol' days!
America basically doesn't care about Hawaiian politics as long as they remain pro-American and allow the military to continue basing itself out of Pearl Harbour. Back in the day, Hawai'i was even allowed to nationalize key industries and engage in currency manipulation to develop its economy. Overall the Americans felt that the end of white minority rule was an inevitability and were pretty relieved that the Chins weren't communists. They actively supported the regime until it was no longer convenient to.This is absolutely fantastic.
Just how colonial is the relationship between Hawai'i and America here, and how did the Americans react to the overthrow of white rule?
Where do I sign up to doorknock?- Zak Ringelstein: This guy's a real psycho - DSA-type who ran against Angus King in 2018, lost in one of the biggest margins in Maine history (at least for the Democrats, anyway), who also had a short-lived country music career. Now he's running for President on a platform of "killing everybody who's ever owned more than $15,000 at once." I can tell it will connect with the voters.
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Long Eaton Progressive Coupon: Have won their first majority in 12 years in the Urban District, just in time to have to try and deal with the upgrades to the Midland Main Line. They want the Erewash Valley line to be electrified at the same time to get things over with.
Wilne RDC Social and Liberal Democrats: Significant disputes have arisen with the Long Eaton branch over whether to build houses on the old Westlands School site or a replacement institution. The risk of a split would be high if it wasn't for the fact that they're already entirely separate branches.
Wilne and Long Eaton Conservative Association: Cemented their dominance in Wilne with their by-election gain in Sandiacre South. Long Eaton members are beginning to grumble about the forced organisation on Combined Authority areas, particularly given the recent decision to commission a new Mayoral Chain for the Wilne RDC council leader. And a coat of arms to put on it. Think electrifying the Midland Main Line is a great idea (naturally considering who's manifesto it appeared in) and that it would have occurred years ago if British Rail had been forced to sell off the track as well as the trains.
Long Eaton UDC Labour Party: Deciding to close People's Hall to public bookings for most of the year was never going to go down well. Secret filming revealing it was being used for Labour Council Group meetings and functions instead was just the icing on the cake. Think the electrification of the Midland Lain Line should be delayed until a better design of level crossing can be implemented on Station Road.
Wilne RDC Labour Party: Two-thirds of the members now live in Sandiacre and they're considering a merger with the Long Eaton branch. That'll go down well in Draycott.
Ecology Party of Long Eaton: Want the Midland Main Line to be dropped 5m into the ground so as to replace all the level crossings with bridges.
Ecology Party of Wilne RDC: Apparently Hopwell Parish Council staving off complete bankruptcy for another decade by selling part of the Hall estate for development is the most important issue of our times.
National Front (South East Derbyshire Branch): 'We send £2 million a week to the EC. Lets spend it on the Midland Main Line instead.' And then use it to send the Afro-Caribbean community to the airport.
South East Derbyshire Rural District Council Community Group: Have apparently not gotten the message that the Rural District isn't coming back. You'd have thought the final decision on giving Morlestone RDC all of SEDRDC's silver plate would have given them a hint. Have decided that the electrification of the Midland Main Line means London is now the Octopus du jour.