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Cikka’s Arguably Failing Attempt To Motivate Herself, A Test Thread

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
This is a fine piece--hints at a larger picture without being too obvious.
I’m just mildly obsessed with timelines with Ken Livingstone being given control over London local government, and considering that John Smith may have been the only person in parliament who actually liked Ken, I think him throwing him the London portfolio over the protestations of all the modernisers in the cabinet is a fun concept.

Also, I got in a comparison to the nazis.

”He’s not anti-semitic, he really isn’t, he just has an obsession with World War II.” - Unnamed Spokesperson for the London Mayoral Office, from Ken by Andrew Hosken
 

tukarambhakt

Well-known member
April 10th, 1997.

Ken Livingstone wandered anxiously around his downstairs hall. He had been waiting for this call for a couple of days at that point, going out disappointed. He knew he would be told last. He always knew. At least it was John, but there was no guarantee John would last. It was his heart, you see. Ken knew that everyone surrounding John was just waiting for him to die. That miserable fucker Gordon Brown, that clean-shaven smiling bastard Blair who looked like he was off a Nazi propaganda poster. It was John’s decision in the end. The portfolio would probably be local government. He knew it inside and out, from his GLC days, how to build a communit-

Ring ring.

Ken took a deep breath and answered the call. A familiar, Scottish voice rang through.

”Ken?”
“Hello, John.“
“I’ve heard you’ve been waiting. I got you something. London’s without government, and you know more about the place than anyone sitting in parliament. How does some kind of Minister for London sound?“
Ken sat in stunned silence for a moment, sorting through the various possibilities in his head.
”John, the- Brown, and Blair, and the others-“
”I can handle them.” A throaty chuckle came through. “Just, for God’s sake, Ken, don’t say anything about the IRA. We have our work set out for us out there, and we can’t have a government minister spouting about conspiracies.”
Ken, his contrarian nature dulled briefly, exhaled. “Yeah, fine.”
”Alright.” A heavy cough. “Just be careful. I’ll meet you tomorrow, at 9am at Headquarters. We’ll discuss limits on what you can do. Keep in mind, Ken, you cannot use this as a platform to shout about the party.”
Ken nodded, but, realising he was on the phone, said “Yes, of course. I understand.”
“Alright.” John said again. “I’ll see you then. Goodbye.”
He put down the phone.

Ken immediately fiddled around with the touch-tone pad, typing in a number as fast as possible.
The phone picked up almost immediately.
”John. Minister for London.”
”I would have preferred an economic portfolio.”
The voice of John Ross, the “former” Trotskyist and friend who Ken dragged around to help with his dirty work sounded slightly bemused.
”Fuck’s sake, John, you get to design the economic functioning of the entire region of Greater London, and you’re not happy unless I get Chancellor,” Ken said.
”I understand you’re overjoyed, but we did simulations, worked for hours.“ Ross said, referring to the computer simulations he and Ken worked on for a healthy socialist society.
”You control London, you control the second most-powerful position in the country.” Ken leaned against the wall, idly. “As Minister, I’m council leader in waiting, or if it doesn’t come to that, Mayor–In-Waiting. Same way Donald Dewar, the slimy old fuck, is going to control the new Scottish Parliament. All I need to do is stay on TV and smile to the cameras, and we‘ll be set.”
”Will you have me to advise in an official capacity?”
“Depends on how far a leash they’re putting me on. They know I know London, but they think I know it too well.”
“You know they’re going to try and clean you up.”
”Smith made that clear. I have no issue being cleaned up, as long as I can fix Thatcher’s sabotage.”
“You won’t be able to say anything about Palestine.”
”John, I’m not going to refuse.”
”I never said I wanted you to. I just want you to know what you’re doing.”
Ken sighed. “Alright, John, I’m going to call the rest of the group. I’ll call you again tomorrow.”
”Alright, goodbye, Ken.”

The line went dead.

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I was bored so I wrote something

I don’t even know if it’s any good
Quality
I would love more of this
 

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
You know, looking at the Wikibox, I would have expected the 2012 London Mayoral election to be less close.
Like, it’s closer than ‘08, when I would have thought Boris would be more popular in 2012 than 2008 considering the Olympics and all that.
Personally, I think Ken-ty Twelve would make a fun timeline, which could really affect things down the line butterfly-wise
Also Boris getting dethroned by the guy he dethroned would make a very unique Boris in this case, would he ship himself off to parliament at the first opportunity, or would he try and cuck Ken again in 2016?
 

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
You know, looking at the Wikibox, I would have expected the 2012 London Mayoral election to be less close.
Like, it’s closer than ‘08, when I would have thought Boris would be more popular in 2012 than 2008 considering the Olympics and all that.
Personally, I think Ken-ty Twelve would make a fun timeline, which could really affect things down the line butterfly-wise
Also Boris getting dethroned by the guy he dethroned would make a very unique Boris in this case, would he ship himself off to parliament at the first opportunity, or would he try and cuck Ken again in 2016?
*With the top-up vote, tbf.
 

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
Terrible althist idea: In the midst of the 2019 election, the Labour manifesto release is thrown into panic when it is realised that all copies of the manifest, both in print and online, have been replaced by the phrase ”Nuke Israel” on every page. The entire party leadership panics immediately and tries to find the culprit, but in fact appears to simply be an act of god. Corbyn tries to make clear he does not in fact want to nuke Israel, but no matter how much they try to release the real manifesto, it just comes out with the “Nuke Israel” copy.

(note: i do not support nuking Israel)
 

cikka

Sexomarxist, Globalist, Environmentalist
Terrible althist idea: In the midst of the 2019 election, the Labour manifesto release is thrown into panic when it is realised that all copies of the manifest, both in print and online, have been replaced by the phrase ”Nuke Israel” on every page. The entire party leadership panics immediately and tries to find the culprit, but in fact appears to simply be an act of god. Corbyn tries to make clear he does not in fact want to nuke Israel, but no matter how much they try to release the real manifesto, it just comes out with the “Nuke Israel” copy.

(note: i do not support nuking Israel)
I feel like this is going to get reported.

I really didn’t intend any offense, let me know if you want me to take it down!
 

tukarambhakt

Well-known member
Terrible althist idea: In the midst of the 2019 election, the Labour manifesto release is thrown into panic when it is realised that all copies of the manifest, both in print and online, have been replaced by the phrase ”Nuke Israel” on every page. The entire party leadership panics immediately and tries to find the culprit, but in fact appears to simply be an act of god. Corbyn tries to make clear he does not in fact want to nuke Israel, but no matter how much they try to release the real manifesto, it just comes out with the “Nuke Israel” copy.

(note: i do not support nuking Israel)
I need this.
 

Yokai Man

Well-known member
Terrible althist idea: In the midst of the 2019 election, the Labour manifesto release is thrown into panic when it is realised that all copies of the manifest, both in print and online, have been replaced by the phrase ”Nuke Israel” on every page. The entire party leadership panics immediately and tries to find the culprit, but in fact appears to simply be an act of god. Corbyn tries to make clear he does not in fact want to nuke Israel, but no matter how much they try to release the real manifesto, it just comes out with the “Nuke Israel” copy.

(note: i do not support nuking Israel)
Conservative: 522 seats

Scottish National Party: 51 seats

Brexit Party: 33 seats

Labour: 26 seats

Liberal Democrats: 26 seats

Plaid Cymru: 11 seats

Change UK: 3 seats

Green: 2 seats

Ashfield Independents: 1 seat

Yorkshire Party: 1 seat

Brinkenhead Social Justice Party: 1 seat
 
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