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Blackentheborg

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Of all the things that could've felled President-for-Life Putin, a Propofol overdose administered by his personal physician to aid the worsening effects of Parkinson's wasn't one he would've wanted -- Vladimirovich would've much preferred hand-to-hand combat with a Chechen marauder. He must have seen it coming, even as he was reelected with his expected plurality after Oreshkin 'decided' not to run for a second term, since he'd started some uncharacteristic moves to democratize the electoral process. Maybe it was a final fuck you to the many, many brown-nosers waiting in the wings to fill his eventual vacancy, which explains why Russia cycled through three different Presidents prior to the election. Mishustin stepped down after appearing on TV with wide, scared eyes, Chernyshenko was accused of all sorts of financial irregularities that suddenly mattered, and Yegorov was promised the position of Economic Development Minister if he stepped aside for United Russia's preferred candidate.

Oligarch, new-money and Kremlin insider Igor Rotenberg was a shoe-in, of course, but that didn't remove the problem of ultranationalist buisnessman and war financier Konstantin Malofeev. There was also Ilya Yashin in the mix, for those who were truly brave and enough to think sensible electoral politics had a chance in Russia, but thanks to swelling patriotism and decades of corruption, it was down to the candidates with the largest bank accounts. When Rotenberg won (because of course he did), even the full might of the Moscow City Police couldn't stop the March of the Black Hundreds.
 
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Of all the things that could've felled President-for-Life Putin, a Propofol overdose administered by his personal physician to aid the worsening effects of Parkinson's wasn't one he would've wanted -- Vladimirovich would've much preferred hand-to-hand combat with a Chechen marauder. He must have seen it coming, even as he was reelected with his expected plurality after Oreshkin 'decided' not to run for a second term, since he'd started some uncharacteristic moves to democratize the electoral process. Maybe it was a final fuck you to the many, many brown-nosers waiting in the wings to fill his eventual vacancy, which explains why Russia cycled through three different Presidents prior to the election. Mishustin stepped down after appearing on TV with wide, scared eyes, Chernyshenko was accused of all sorts of financial irregularities that suddenly mattered, and Daniil Yegorov was promised the position of Economic Development Minister if he stepped aside for United Russia's preferred candidate.

Oligarch, new-money and Kremlin insider Igor Rotenberg was a shoe-in, of course, but that didn't remove the problem of ultranationalist buisnessman and the war financier Konstantin Malofeev. There was also Ilya Yashin in the mix, for those who were truly brave and enough to think sensible electoral politics had a chance in Russia. When Rotenberg won (because of course he did),even the full might of the Moscow City Police couldn't stop the March of the Black Hundreds.
"Okrug" means a subdivision. Its not a name in itself. Its like calling a state "State" or "County".
 

Stuyvesant

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Don José de Silva was a Spanish Conquistador who took part in the Conquest of Mexico and was a member of the crew of Juan de Grijalva in 1518. While he was not part of Hernán Cortés’s expedition later that year, he was involved in the later campaign against the Tarascans. It was during the latter that de Silva learned of the rumors of the City of the Dead or “Mictlan”. De Silva led an expedition to find the City in the north of what is today the State of Veracruz and was never heard from again. While Mictlan never had the following among Treasure Hunters that Cibola, the Fountain of Youth, or El Dorado has, it has maintained a dedicated following.
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J.G. Silver was an American landowner and lawman active in the Kansas Territory in the period preceding the American Civil War referred to as Bleeding Kansas. Silver claimed to be a Spaniard who made his fortune trading in New Orleans and had come west following the Kansas-Nebraska Act to support the Border Ruffians seeking to expand slavery. Silver came to acquire most of the land in Woodson County, which he sold off to various Southern settlers, using the funds to purchase slaves for his plantation and to finance further land acquisitions and militia raids to support the Lecompton Government. This put him in conflict with local Jayhawkers led by one Seamus Fitzpatrick (of later Civil War fame); as well as Abolitionist John Brown. His conflict with Brown and Fitzpatrick came to a head with a battle between Silver’s militia and Fitzpatrick’s near Sandy Creek. Not much is known about what happened next, just that Silver disappeared, and no survivors were found. It was later found that ‘Silver’ had never existed before showing up in Kansas, which has sparked many theories, that he was a time-traveler, a Provocateur of some sort of Slave Power group, or as some have claimed, a descendant of lost conquistador Don José de Silva.
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Don José de Silva (1489-1859) was a Spanish Conquistador, Occultist, and Attempted lich who discovered the entrance to the Mesoamerican Underworld, Mictlan. De Silva was a member of the ancient Brotherhood of the Pillars, a Spanish Secret Society dating back to the Ancient Atlantean Colony of Tartessos, who funded his voyage to the New World to find artifacts to advance Spain. While in Mexico, de Silva uncovered rumors of the Entrance to Mictlan, and journeyed to its location and entered the realm. What happened next is unknown but from what the Bureau has been able to piece together, de Silva was captured by Mictlāntēcutli and hey performed an unknown role for Mictlāntēcutli for the next 300 years.

He reemerged in unknown circumstances in the mid-19th Century and managed to retake control of the Mexican branch of the Brotherhood of the Pillars, which had fallen on hard times. The Brotherhood was destroyed by the Arcane Sciences Bureau attaché to General Scott, Magister Alexander Miller during the Mexico City Campaign. Miller’s report claimed de Silva had been killed, but his powers over death enabled him to survive, and fled to New Orleans where he established himself as a ‘legitimate businessman’ named “J.G. Silver”. During the settlement of Kansas, he purchased large swathes of land in Woodson County, Kansas and constructed a palatial estate where he commanded a small army of Border Ruffians. Secretly, de Silva was purchasing large quantities of slaves to be delivered to his Master for sacrifice, to fulfill his contract with Mictlāntēcutli to exchange souls for lichdom. Investigations also revealed he was purposefully making the Bleeding Kansas situation bloodier to strengthen the God of Death.

His Border Ruffian activities brought him into conflict with one Seamus Fitzpatrick, who was aligned with the Free State government in Lawrence. With assistance of a Bureau agent and a local itinerant demonologist, Fitzpatrick discovered de Silva’s Occult activities and stopped them. In a showdown near Sandy Creek in South-Central Woodson Co. (37.749102N, 95.845190W) Fitzpatrick defeated and exorcized de Silva, destroying his body, and Mictlāntēcutli reclaimed his soul. Magister West then recruited Fitzpatrick to the Bureau and read him in to his Special Projects Division.

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Meppo

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Gonna be frank here: @Blackentheborg - neither Serpukhov nor 'Okrug' are federal subjects and therefore cannot warrant being 'home states'. Otherwise though, :love::love::love:

Vladimirovich would've much preferred hand-to-hand combat with a Chechen marauder.
What's the status of Chechnya by 2030s?

Oligarch, new-money and Kremlin insider Igor Rotenberg was a shoe-in, of course, but that didn't remove the problem of ultranationalist buisnessman and war financier Konstantin Malofeev. There was also Ilya Yashin in the mix, for those who were truly brave and enough to think sensible electoral politics had a chance in Russia, but thanks to swelling patriotism and decades of corruption, it was down to the candidates with the largest bank accounts. When Rotenberg won (because of course he did), even the full might of the Moscow City Police couldn't stop the March of the Black Hundreds.
le narodnoye opolcheniye has arrived

I wonder where had all those disenfranchised Navalny affiliates gone by 2031
 

Blackentheborg

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Gonna be frank here: @Blackentheborg - neither Serpukhov nor 'Okrug' are federal subjects and therefore cannot warrant being 'home states'. Otherwise though, :love::love::love:
Serpukhov is a new electoral area split from Moscow for the sake of me being dumb, I've decided.
What's the status of Chechnya by 2030s?
Still subjugated.
le narodnoye opolcheniye has arrived

I wonder where had all those disenfranchised Navalny affiliates gone by 2031
Prison.
They've gone to prison.
 

Blackentheborg

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Theodore John Kaczynski (/kəˈzɪnski/ kə-ZIN-skee; May 22, 1942 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician who served as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1987 and became a highly influential voice of both modern conservatism and industrialisation. He was a tenured Professor at the University of California prior to entering politics in 1971, becoming a Senator for Montana in 1972. He became the only president to be convicted of war crimes following his direct intentional complicity in the 1983 Nuclear Exchange.​
 

Wolfram

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was reminded of you when we were workshopping it :p
i love Bullock - such a fascinating man in a Johnsonian way
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One of my favorite things about the guy is that, despite the fact that he used the office of the Comptroller in general and his responsibility to make economic forecasts in specific for his own political purposes and ambitions, because of both his modernization of the office from its previous status and various other factors, his forecasts were no less accurate, and probably more accurate, than pretty much any Comptroller before or since. He managed to use the wrong formula and get the right answer for sixteen years straight.
 

TheNixonator

Unironic Georgist
Sequel to this list:
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"I've always felt that a member of Congress should go to Congress having had some real-life experience, having been successful in some pursuit. Al Bell was a success in business before going to Congress and he also rolled up his sleeves and served his party.

Today, a lot of businessmen sit on the sidelines and complain and whine. Not Al. He served and he served with honor. For sixteen years he served in Congress, always voting his conscience but always serving the people of his district, never forgetting who sent him to Washington.

Today, the political mood in Washington is not too pleasant. I sometimes blame the intrusive, unaccountable national press for this. But I think it is also fair to say that often people go to Congress not to serve but to get ahead. We need more Al Bells.

As a friend, I am happy to salute him and to congratulate him on his flawless service in the U.S. Congress. He showed his state and nation a lot of class."

- George H. W. Bush (OTL)​
 

Blackentheborg

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George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 5, 2001) was an American politician, diplomat, and businessman who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1975 to 1985, roughly ten years. A member of the Republican Party, Bush also served as the 41st vice president from 1974 to 1975 under Gerald Ford, in the U.S. House of Representatives, as briefly U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under Richard Nixon. Domestically, Bush presided over the worst economy in the four decades since the Great Depression, with growing inflation and a recession during his tenure. However, he served during a period in American history referred to as the Satanic Panic, characterised by widespread moral panic, allegations of satanic ritual abuse, increased religious fanaticism and multiple domestic terror attacks, resulting in comfortable approval ratings during his two terms. Following the allegations levied against him and others in the Republican party in the early 90s, as well as his subsequent assassination by conspiracy theorist Milton William Cooper, however, contemporary public opinion remains mixed.

Bush was raised in Greenwich, Connecticut. His father, Prescott Bush, was one of many businessmen implicated by Major General Smedley Butler as part of a supposed military coup to overthrow Franklin D. Roosevelt. He attended Phillips Academy before serving in the United States Navy Reserve during World War II. After the war, he graduated from Yale and moved to West Texas, where he established a successful oil company. After an unsuccessful run for the United States Senate, he won the election to the 7th congressional district of Texas in 1966. President Richard Nixon appointed Bush to the position of Ambassador to the United Nations in 1971 and to the position of chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973. In 1974, President Gerald Ford appointed him as Vice President of the United States following Nixon's resignation. Bush would assume the presidency on September 5, 1975 after Ford was assassinated by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a member of the Manson Family cult. To date, this was the last intra-term U.S. presidential succession.

As president, Bush attended the inaugural meeting of the Group of Five (G5) industrialised nations in 1975 and secured membership for Canada. With the collapse of South Vietnam nine months into his presidency, U.S. involvement in Vietnam essentially ended. Major moments of his tenure included the 1979–1981 Iran hostage crisis, the 1979 energy crisis, the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Regardless of his progress towards ensuring cooling of relations with the Soviet Union, Bush's most remarkable efforts came in the form of the Government's actions against cults and supposed ritual abuse cases. After minor federal investigation into possible links between New York serial killer David Berkowitz and the Process Church of the Final Judgement, largely at the recommendation of his Vice President, Abraham Beame, Bush established the Countercult Crimes Division within the FBI, marking an aggressive shift in domestic policy and aggravating hysteria from the evangelical population. As a result, more damning scandals for the administration, such as the rebuffing of the Rockefeller Commission and the Iran-Contra affair, were overshadowed by other highly-popularised incidents, such as the 1977 mass suicide of the Peoples Temple congregation in California, the 1984 Rajneeshee bioterror attack in Oregon, and the rise of prolific serial killers, most notably John Wayne Gacy, Dean Corll and Elmer Wayne Henley, each of whom were suspected to have connections to trafficking rings.

Following the end of his Presidency, RNC Chairman Lawrence E. King and Republican lobbyist Craig Spence were arrested as suspected trafficking ringleaders following the Franklin Credit Union scandal. Bush, as well as former Chief of Staff Dick Cheney and former National Security Advisor Donald Gregg, were named directly in testimony supplied by Paul Bonacci. Bush vehemently denied the accusations, and the verdict for both him and other senior administration officials was rendered 'inconclusive' due to reported jury tampering and witness intimidation. Despite not being charged, public opinion of Bush and the Republican Party as a whole plummeted to single digits. Historians link the political fallout of this scandal as one of the probable causes that allowed both the 1993 Oklahoma City Bombing and the 1999 Columbine High School Bombings, as well as the public lynchings of Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin in 1994, to occur without proper investigation as other events earmarked by the Countercult Crimes Division beforehand.

On November 5, 2001, Bush was assassinated at his home in Dallas. Conspiracy theorist and former US Navy Officer Milton William Cooper was charged, but was shot and killed in a standoff with the US Marshalls service two days later. The FBI and the Lott Commission both concluded Cooper had acted alone in the assassination. President Ernie Chambers, following his election in 2000, publicly intended to reopen investigation into links between Bush and the Franklin Credit Union scandal, but was forced to abandon this following the September 11 Terrorist Attacks.
From the same world;

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Following the attempted assassination, Kennedy began to isolate himself further from his own administration. Any and all contact between the President and Lyndon Johnson, his Vice President, was buffeted by Robert Kennedy, the incumbent Attorney General, and his officiaries. Tho never mentioned in writing it is the general consensus of D.C. insiders that Kennedy was succumbing to a noticeable paranoia, possibly exacerbated by his deteriorating physical health as a result of the injuries he sustained in Dallas. It was in this crumbling state of mind that Kennedy decided that LBJ wouldn't be on the ticket for the upcoming reelection campaign. The main concerns of his inner circle were over possible loss of votes in the Bible Belt; however, the critical oversight was how incredulously Johnson would take this dismissal.

In an act of petty vengeance, Johnson, who Kennedy had once claimed "knows every reporter in Washington", began leaking all of Kennedy's various infidelities and vices to the press in a slow trickle. Before he could announce his campaign for reelection, the reporters were besieging him with numerous scandals involving Marilyn Monroe, the Chicago Outfit, Judith Exner, his back brace, Inga Arvad, and the many, many white house interns. RFK tried his best to stem the tide, but public opinion was dropping by the day, and Kennedy thusly became more and more isolated, often refusing to leave the Second Floor of the White House. Congress was on his heels like baying hounds and Camelot was set to collapse at any moment.

The breaking point came on the evening following two seperate bombshells in the press; that members of the 1964 DNC were courting both Senator Hubert Humphrey and Governor George Wallace as alternatives for the nomination, and allegations that First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy had privately discussed seeking a divorce lawyer. Sometime in the early morning, Kennedy exited the White House in his personal vehicle, a 1960 Lincoln Continental. Probing by the Church Committee has given rise to multitudes of conspiracy theories surrounding the proceedings, namely why the Secret Service allowed the President to operate a vehicle without an escort - George Hickey, the Service agent tasked with monitoring the grounds that early morning, noted that he never noticed the car leave the premises, nor claimed any sign that the President left his residence. Several eyewitnesses also report a nondescript black car driving towards Fort Washington in the early hours of the morning, with two seperate accounts claiming the vehicle 'drove slowly and erratically'.

Secret Service Agents found the President was missing from his quarters at 3:22am, less than half an hour later after his supposed departure, and initiated a search of the surrounding area. Officers of the Prince George County Police, responding to a phone call from a night watchman at Fort Washington Park reporting an abandoned vehicle, discovered the 1960 Lincoln Continental in the far corner of the Park's car lot, with the President inside, dead from a gunshot wound to the left temple. Subsequent investigation ruled the injury self-inflicted, owing to the revolver present in Kennedy's hand. His passing was announced later that morning at 10:00am, after his body was removed from the scene and the car impounded; the exact cause was not announced until the investigation began later that month, owing to public sensitivity.

The fact that the President had blown his mind out in a car is still considered one of the most significant events of the twentieth century. As mentioned, the circumstances of the event, as well as the incompetence leading up to it, sparked a multitude of conspiracy theories and subsequent loss of faith in the federal government. These theories differ wildly in scope, tho many agree that it was in all likelihood another assassination like the one attempted months prior (with culprits including LBJ, Jimmy Hoffa, Jacqueline Kennedy, Connie Bremen, James Earl Ray, etc.).
 
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Breaking: Louise Haigh to stand down as MP, citing personal reasons
BBC News - 01/11/19


LET'S ALL MEET UP IN THE YEAR 1979: Surprise as musician Jarvis Cocker selected as new Labour candidate for Sheffield Heeley
Daily Express - 12/11/19


Jarvis Cocker elected MP for Sheffield Heeley with 11 thousand majority
The Guardian - 13/12/19


New Labour leader Keir Starmer appoints freshman MP Jarvis Cocker as junior shadow media minister
ITV News - 09/04/20


Shock as Labour fall to third in Batley and Spen by-election as Tories gain seat and Galloway surges
The Sun - 02/07/21


Jarvis Cocker sacked from shadow cabinet without explanation, shadow cabinet reportedly in uproar
The Metro- 02/07/21


Dozens of Labour MPs resign from Shadow Cabinet, Starmer under serious pressure to resign
The Guardian - 03/07/21


Starmer in desperate shadow cabinet reshuffle bid: Jess Phillips, Hilary Benn, Rosie Duffield amongst others get promotions
Daily Mail - 04/07/21


Angela Rayner calls for Keir Starmer to resign
BBC News - 04/07/21


BREAKING: Keir Starmer resigns as leader of the Labour Party with immediate effect
The Guardian - 05/07/21


Acting Leader Angela Rayner reverses July reshuffle, announces intention to run for leadership
ITV News - 06/07/21


Short-lived equalities minister Rosie Duffield to run for leadership, says 'Labour has failed women'
Daily Express - 08/07/21


Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy declines to run for leadership, endorses Angela Rayner
The Metro - 09/07/21


Former shadow media minister Jarvis Cocker to run for leadership, saying "We must represent everyone"
BBC News - 10/07/21


Shock and surprise as Angela Rayner drops out of leadership race, endorses Cocker
ITV News - 07/08/21


Polls show Cocker surge after Rayner endorsement, wins handily over Duffield
The Guardian - 11/08/21


Jarvis Cocker elected leader of the Labour Party in landslide, proclaims "We are the party of the Common People"
Daily Mail - 29/09/21


Cocker appoints unity cabinet from all wings while sacking controversial figures
LabourList - 01/10/21


Who is the new Leader of the Labour Party: Jarvis Cocker?
BBC News - 30/09/21


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For A Friend: May 1982 Election

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The May 6th 1982 General Election was one that took place in the aftermath of great economic strife for Britain as a combination of a Recession, Stikes, Austerity and Race Riots had taken place during Varley's turbulent 1 and half years in office, though in Early 1982 the economy began to rebound and unemployment had begun to go down leading to Varley and Labour calling a General Election, in the hope to gain another majority.

Labour came into the campaign with mild approval at best and Eric Varley was loathed by the public, the face of unpopular policies and recession to many. The 1980 Leadership campaign had been a bloody affair, with Varley offered as a 'Unity Candidate' amongst the PLP Right over the divisive Healey and Rodger sdue to his support for Eurosceptic, Keynesian policies over the Bennite solutions or Monetarism. Beating Silken, Shore and Foot to become Labour Leader, Varley was given a poison chalice of a Premiership to inherit. Despite his personal beliefs aligning with the old school Social Democratic aspirations of Gaitskellism, Varley was forced to enact Austerity policies as a way to balance the economy. Whilst not the full blown Monetarism of Reaganomics that beginning to occur across the Atlantic, the austerity still lead to job losses, strikes from a number of incredibly angry Trade Unions and in the Summer of 1981, a number of race riots would occur in Brixton, Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham which was linked to cuts to inner city funding and harsh policing.

Varley promised that he would use a second term to properly rectify the problems of his brief premiership, pointing to the recovering economy and how the few job creation schemes he had managed to get started had managed to start working. But Varley on the campaign trail was mainly left to the sidelines, with the more telegenic and popular Education Secretary Neil Kinnock often making appearances in the place of Varley. Not helping matters was arguments over the EEC, the emerging Electoral College and the radical Bennite strain who had awkwardly tried to push for a Deputy Leadership contest against Michael Foot in Late 1981. This combined with a lackluster media campaign and numerous flubs (from the Foreign Secretary Peter Shore using his appearance on question time to rail against the EEC to retiring Defence Secretary Bill Rodgers being unable to admit if he would vote Labour or not).

Meanwhile the Conservatives were incredibly hopeful for a victory, Peter Walker had taken over after Thatcher's inability to topple Callaghan in 1978 and had decided to reform the Conservative party into a lean electoral fighting in the time between the elections with support from his Shadow Home Secretary Michael Heseltine and further support from Saatchi & Saatchi (who felt they need to show they could win an election after the Non-starter of 1978). Peter Walker's campaign was for the most part rather positive, as he promised 'To Get Britain Working Again' with a manifesto which included increasing inner city funding and building new jobs in the environmental sector, though it also included privatising much of Britain's Government sector and dealing with 'frivolous strikes' harshly. Walker managed to avoid a controversy involving his pervious relationship with Jim Slater (who looked like would gain much from the Manifesto's promise of liberalising Britain's housing market) and would replace Airey Neave as Northern Irish Secretary (a sop to the party's Right Wing anyway) when he made a comment about possibly bringing back the death penalty to deal with the PIRA, Neave would be replaced by Labour defector Reg Prentice who stuck to the Walker line.

The Liberals hoped for the possibility of gains from disaffected Labour and Tory voters as David Steel campaigned on a message of 'There's Another Option' but the years between 78 and 82 hadn't brought much in gains for the Liberals, with the possibility of Roy Jenkins defection to the Liberals in early 1981 which the Liberals hoped would lead to mass defections which would allow the Liberals to gain support from the Working Class but apart from a few Jenkinsite supporters, Dick Tavarne and a failed attempt to convince Bill Rodgers to do the same. The whole 4 years were considered a bust for the Liberals in reinventing British politics though the possibility of gains enthused many. Meanwhile the SNP would flail and end up rapidly replacing Gordon Wilson with Douglas Henderson as the possibility of a SNP surge seemed incredibly slight and an attempted Social Democrat Committee lead by Ron Brown and George Brown would try and split from Labour and campaign as a Third Option but a failed launch and George Brown's antics lead to the group rapidly splintering into independents as the campaign continued on.

The election itself would see a landslide victory for the Tories, as Peter Walker's message managed to appeal to a vast swathe of the electorate burned by six years of awkward Labour rule. For Labour it was a bust, seen as out of time and associated with unpopular policies the party would lose 77 MPs and Varley would announce he would be resigning as Labour leader in the coming weeks in his speech at his count as it dawned at the failure of his premiership.

Meanwhile the Liberals gained a seat (Yeovil, thanks to Paddy Ashdown nursing the area and becoming a popular local hero) but the campaign hadn’t lead to the vast surge of Liberal support as hoped (with the Labour defectors all losing there seats). David Steel would resign not long after, jokingly saying ‘Well at least we made a gain’.

Meanwhile Peter Walker would be beaming as he announced on the steps of No10 that the victory of the Tories was a victory for Britain and he would seek to rebuild it for the better as Union Jacks were flown and Walker walked inside his home for the next seven years.

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Thanks to @Comrade TruthTeller for making the wiki box for me. This is part of the background for the For A Friend story which is now being updated every few days in the First Drafts section, give it a read if you like.
 
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