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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

Comrade Izaac

Secretary General of the Alt-Historians Union
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They/Them
Kenyes Triumphant: Biden's Post-Covid Consensus

cornpop joe doesn't completely shit his pants as president and leads a consistently broadly popular administration defined by it's focus on reviving the post-Covid American economy, aided by new Senate seats brought in by the statehood of D.C and Puerto Rico. still fairly bad on issues like policing, criminal justice, and foreign policy and lackluster at best concerning climate change and healthcare, the American left continues to build political momentum and power throughout the 2020s. with a popular centrist executive, backed by the broader part of elected Democrats, in the White House and the progressive left rapidly achieving more power, the two factions of the Democratic Party are forced to reconcile their broader differences and form a tense and somewhat claustrophobic governing coalition. although uncomfortable and defined by frequent infighting, the dysfunctional Democrats are able to make a surprising amount of progress, taking the fight to threats like climate change and building a defining political and cultural consensus in the aftermath of the Coronavirus

2021-2025: Joe Biden (Democratic)
(With Kamala Harris)
2020 def. Donald J. Trump Sr./Mike Pence (Republican), Various Others

2025-2029: Kamala Harris (Democratic)
(With Carmen Yulin Cruz)
2024 def. Mike Pence/Herschel Walker (Republican), Various Others

2029-2033: Eddie Edwards (Republican)
(With Tara Nethercott)
2028 def. Kamala Harris/Carmen Yulin Cruz (Democratic), Various Others

2033-2041: Shevrin Jones (Democratic)
(With Alessandra Biaggi)
2032 def. Eddie Edwards/Tara Nethercott (Republican), Various Others
2034 National Electoral College Referendum
Adopt Proportional Delegation: 40.1%
Maintain The Current System: 36.4%
Adopt Jungle Primary GE System: 23.5%

2036 def. Ben Shapiro/Antwan Mcclellan (Republican), Various Others
 

AnActualFam

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He/Him
All The Way!

1965-1973 Lyndon Johnson (D-TX)/Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)
1964 def. Barry Goldwater (R-AZ)/William Miller (R-NY)
1968 def. Richard Nixon (R-CA)/Spiro Agnew (R-MD), George Wallace (AIP-AL)/Curtis LeMay (AIP-CA)

1973-1981 Ronald Reagan (R-CA)/Howard Baker (R-TN)
1972 def. Hubert Humphrey (D-MN)/Daniel Inouye (D-HI)
1976 def. Robert Kennedy (D-NY)/Reuben Askew (D-FL)

1981-1989 Fred Harris (D-OK)/John Gilligan (D-OH)
1980 def. Howard Baker (R-TN)/Paul Laxalt (R-NV)
1984 def. James Buckley (R-CT)/George H.W. Bush (R-TX)
 

Qaz_plm

White Castle soda bet
Location
The Speed Force
Pronouns
She/her
An ATFL for something that doesn't exist
2001-2003:George W.Bush/Dick Cheney(Republican)
2000:
Al Gore/Paul Wellstone(Democratic),Ralph Nader/Wionna LaDuke(Green)
2003-2003:Dick Cheney/Vacant(Republican)
2003-2005:Dick Cheney/John Danforth(Republican)
2005-2009:Jesse Jackson/Jesse Ventura(Democratic-Green-Non-Human Rights-Reform)
2004:Rudy Giuliani/Fred Thompson(Republican),Alan Keyes/Roy Moore(PROTECT)
2009-2013:Mike Huckabee/Rick Santorum(Republican-PROTECT)
2008:Jesse Jackson/Jesse Ventura(Democratic-Green-Non-Human Rights-Reform),John McCain/Krist Novoselic("Pro-Werewolves Republicans"-Libertarian-Independent)
2013-2017:Hillary Clinton/Jerry Brown(Democratic)
2012:Mike Huckabee/Rick Santorum(Republican-PROTECT),Jesse Ventura/Robert Reich(Green-Non-Human Rights-Libertarian)
2017-2019:Mark Cuban/John Kasich(Independent-Non-Human Rights-Republican-Libertarian) †
2016:Hillary Clinton/Jerry Brown(Democratic),Chuck Baldwin/Darrell Castle(PROTECT)
2019-2019:John Kasich/Vacant(Independent)
2019-2021:John Kasich/Michael Bay(Independent)
2021-2023:Roy Mistake/Ed Markey(Democratic-Green-Non-Human Rights)
2020:Tom Cotton/Kay Ivey(Republican-PROTECT)
 

Blackentheborg

Dennis Skinner's molotov
Location
Llareggub, Wales
Pronouns
He/Him
2019-2027: Boris Johnson (Conservative majority)
Mayor of London, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

defeated Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Jo Swinson (LibDem), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Jonathan Bartley & Siân Berry (Green), Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru), others
defeated Keir Starmer (Labour), Layla Moran (LibDem), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Jonathan Bartley & Amelia Womack (Green), Mary Lou McDonald (Sinn Fein), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), others


2027-2043: Priti Patel (Conservative majority, then minority w/ ReformUK-UUP support, then majority)
Home Secretary, Minister of State for Employment, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, MP for Witham

defeated Keir Starmer (Labour), Siobhan Benita (Libdem), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Zarah Sultana (Justice), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Colum Eastwood (Réabhlóid), Bethan Sayed (Plaid Cymru), others
defeated Taiwo Owatemi (Labour), Siobhan Benita (LibDem), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Carl Benjamin (Independents for Britain), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Shona Jemphrey (Justice), Steve Aiken (UUP), others
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Sam Gyimah (LibDem), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Richard Boyd Barrett (Dlúthphartíocht), Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru), Carl Benjamin (Classical Liberal), Darren Grimes (ReformUK), Gerry Carroll (People Before Profit), others


2043-2062: James Cleverly (Conservative majority, then minority w/ Alliance support, then minority w/ Reform support)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Chairman of the Conservative Party, MP for Braintree
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Darren Grimes (ReformUK-Libdem Alliance), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Carl Benjamin (Protect Our Values), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru), Caoimhín McCann (Ar aghaidh!), others
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Darren Grimes (Alliance), Tamsin Omond & Benali Hamdache (Green), Hugh Kocan (Plaid Cymru), Ruark Murphy (Ar aghaidh!), Fiona Ferguson (People Before Profit), others
defeated Alex Sobel (Labour), Louis Stedman-Bryce (Alliance), Tamsin Omond & Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Vaughan Gething (Llafur a'r Blaid Gydweithredol), Phyl Meyer (Pàrtaidh Uaine na h-Alba), Hazel Norton (Ar aghaidh!), others
defeated Alex Sobel (Labour), Louis Stedman-Bryce (Democratic), Mahyar Tousi (Reform), Tamsin Omond & Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Hazel Norton (Ar aghaidh!), Theo Sharieff (Plaid Sosialaidd Cymru), others
defeated Gaya Sriskanthan (Labour), Mahyar Tousi (Reform), Tamsin Omond & Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Oisin Mulholland (Cynghrair Undebwyr Llafur a Sosialaidd), Jo Wootton (Comhaontas Glas), Hina Bokhari (Democratic), others


2062-present: Jack Buckby (Conservative majority)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, MP for Carshalton and Wallington
 
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Meppo

Well-known member
Location
Default City, Russia
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he/him
2019-2027: Boris Johnson (Conservative majority)
Mayor of London, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

defeated Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Jo Swinson (LibDem), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Jonathan Bartley & Siân Berry (Green), Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru), others
defeated Keir Starmer (Labour), Layla Moran (LibDem), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Jonathan Bartley & Amelia Womack (Green), Mary Lou McDonald (Sinn Fein), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), others


2027-2043: Priti Patel (Conservative majority, then minority with ReformUK-UUP support, then majority)
Home Secretary, Minister of State for Employment, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, MP for Witham

defeated Keir Starmer (Labour), Siobhan Benita (Libdem), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Zarah Sultana (Justice), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Colum Eastwood (Réabhlóid), Bethan Sayed (Plaid Cymru), others
defeated Taiwo Owatemi (Labour), Siobhan Benita (LibDem), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Carl Benjamin (Independents for Britain), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Shona Jemphrey (Justice), Steve Aiken (UUP), Gerry Carroll (People Before Profit), others
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Sam Gyimah (LibDem), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Richard Boyd Barrett (Dlúthphartíocht), Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru), Carl Benjamin (Classical Liberal), Darren Grimes (ReformUK), others


2043-2062: James Cleverly (Conservative majority, then minority with Alliance support, the majority)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Chairman of the Conservative Party, MP for Braintree
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Darren Grimes (ReformUK-Libdem Alliance), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Carl Benjamin (Protect Our Values), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru), Caoimhín McCann (Ar aghaidh!), others
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Darren Grimes (Alliance), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Hugh Kocan (Plaid Cymru), Ruark Murphy (Ar aghaidh!), Fiona Ferguson (People Before Profit), others
defeated Alex Sobel (Labour), Louis Stedman-Bryce (Alliance), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Vaughan Gething (Llafur a'r Blaid Gydweithredol), Hazel Norton (Ar aghaidh!), others
defeated Alex Sobel (Labour), Louis Stedman-Bryce (Democratic), Mahyar Tousi (Reform), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), others
defeated Gaya Sriskanthan (Labour), Ramon Menon (Reform), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Gemma Bolton (Momentum), Theo Sharieff (Plaid Sosialaidd Cymru), Daniel Whooley (Comhaontas Glas), others


2062-present: Jack Buckby (Conservative majority)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, MP for Carshalton and Wallington
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Interesting that the guy who said this is Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism

It seems that Welsh politics are getting wilder and wilder
 

Blackentheborg

Dennis Skinner's molotov
Location
Llareggub, Wales
Pronouns
He/Him
Grimes was a LibDem before hopping on the Brexit train, he definitely has some sway leftover
did Reform get more seats than SNP? or is this on vote percentage?

Also @Blackentheborg thats a lot.of parties in the commons.did the electoral system change?
Vote percentage.
And yeah, it got reformed to a weird Multiple non-transferable vote after Scotland leaves the UK in 2051, letting a lot more extremist parties into the House of Commons
 

Sideways

"A classic of the genre" --Kathleen Stock
Published by SLP
Location
Teignmouth, Devon
Pronouns
She/Her
2019-2027: Boris Johnson (Conservative majority)
Mayor of London, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip

defeated Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Jo Swinson (LibDem), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Jonathan Bartley & Siân Berry (Green), Leanne Wood (Plaid Cymru), others
defeated Keir Starmer (Labour), Layla Moran (LibDem), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Nicola Sturgeon (SNP), Jonathan Bartley & Amelia Womack (Green), Mary Lou McDonald (Sinn Fein), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), others


2027-2043: Priti Patel (Conservative majority, then minority with ReformUK-UUP support, then majority)
Home Secretary, Minister of State for Employment, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, MP for Witham

defeated Keir Starmer (Labour), Siobhan Benita (Libdem), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Zarah Sultana (Justice), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Colum Eastwood (Réabhlóid), Bethan Sayed (Plaid Cymru), others
defeated Taiwo Owatemi (Labour), Siobhan Benita (LibDem), Raheem Kassam (ReformUK), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Adam Price (Plaid Cymru), Carl Benjamin (Independents for Britain), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Shona Jemphrey (Justice), Steve Aiken (UUP), Gerry Carroll (People Before Profit), others
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Sam Gyimah (LibDem), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Richard Boyd Barrett (Dlúthphartíocht), Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru), Carl Benjamin (Classical Liberal), Darren Grimes (ReformUK), others


2043-2062: James Cleverly (Conservative majority, then minority with Alliance support, the majority)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, Chairman of the Conservative Party, MP for Braintree
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Darren Grimes (ReformUK-Libdem Alliance), Amelia Womack & Benali Hamdache (Green), Carl Benjamin (Protect Our Values), Humza Yousaf (SNP), Rhun ap Iorwerth (Plaid Cymru), Caoimhín McCann (Ar aghaidh!), others
defeated Nadia Whittome (Labour), Darren Grimes (Alliance), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Hugh Kocan (Plaid Cymru), Ruark Murphy (Ar aghaidh!), Fiona Ferguson (People Before Profit), others
defeated Alex Sobel (Labour), Louis Stedman-Bryce (Alliance), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Vaughan Gething (Llafur a'r Blaid Gydweithredol), Hazel Norton (Ar aghaidh!), others
defeated Alex Sobel (Labour), Louis Stedman-Bryce (Democratic), Mahyar Tousi (Reform), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), others
defeated Gaya Sriskanthan (Labour), Ramon Menon (Reform), Tamsin Omond/Noga Levy-Rapoport (Green), Gemma Bolton (Momentum), Theo Sharieff (Plaid Sosialaidd Cymru), Daniel Whooley (Comhaontas Glas), others


2062-present: Jack Buckby (Conservative majority)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, MP for Carshalton and Wallington
those Lib Dem leaders tell a story in themselves
 

Walpurgisnacht

Sequential woodcuttings
Location
Banned from the forum
Pronouns
He/Him
Grimes was a LibDem before hopping on the Brexit train, he definitely has some sway leftover
Looking back at the list it actually makes a lot of sense (Gyimah has been on a pretty weird political journey OTL and the trajectory Reform ends up on makes sense as a niche against the Tories), it just seemed a little absurd at face value.
 

Sideways

"A classic of the genre" --Kathleen Stock
Published by SLP
Location
Teignmouth, Devon
Pronouns
She/Her
Looking back at the list it actually makes a lot of sense (Gyimah has been on a pretty weird political journey OTL and the trajectory Reform ends up on makes sense as a niche against the Tories), it just seemed a little absurd at face value.
Last year nobody noticed Brexit happened because there was a plague and someone yeeted a statue into a canal. JK Rowling, left wing author and renowned author of children's books that the Christian right burned now has the far-right putting up billboards saying that they love her to attack LGBT people. Nigel Farage filmed a video of himself in his underwear. George Galloway has talked about voting Tory and Ed Milliband does a semi-popular politics podcast.

The world is absurd and PM lists should be too - the important thing is that you can follow the narrative

On @Blackentheborg's a part of me would have liked maybe short narratives (walls of text are rough with these things but little bits are fun) but I didn't even feel I needed it - the list itself paints the picture really well, which is challenging, I feel
 

AnActualFam

Well-known member
Location
Somewhere at Sea
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He/Him
Fritz in '76!

Walter Mondale (D-MN)/Jimmy Carter (D-GA) 1977-1985
Jimmy Carter (D-GA/Carl Levin (D-MI) 1985-1989

James R Thompson (R-IL)/Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 1989-1997
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)/Richard Lugar (R-IN) 1997-2001

Mickey Leland (D-TX)/Mark Dayton (D-MN) 2001-2009
Mike Huckabee (R-AR)/Bob Ehrlich (R-MD) 2009-2017
Mark Udall (D-CO)/Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) 2017-present
 

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him
One Thing Left To Try...
1945-1951: Clement Attlee (Labour)

1945 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Archibald Sinclair (Liberal)
1950 (Majority) def: Winston Churchill (Conservative), Clement Davies (Liberal)

1951-1953: Winston Churchill (Conservative)
1951 (Majority) def: Clement Attlee (Labour), Clement Davis (Liberal)
1953-1959: Gwilym Lloyd-George (Conservative & National)
1954 (Majority) def: Clement Attlee (Labour), Megan Lloyd-George (Liberal)
1959-1961: Hugh Gaitskell (Labour)
1959 (Majority) def: Gwilym Lloyd-George (Conservative & National), Jo Grimond (Liberal), Peter Carrington ('One Nation' Tories)
1961: George Brown (Labour )
1961-: Anthony Greenwood (Labour)

1963 (Majority) def: Julian Amery (Conservative & National), Jo Grimond-Ian Gilmour (Liberal-Reform)

State of the Parties in 1964:
Conservative & National:
The force of the Centre Right in Britain, despite attempts by Butler and Macmillian to keep it running the 'Butskellism' system established in the Early 50s, Lloyd-George's rather more dryer economic values with support from the more business elite minded members and the Anti-Communists of the Monday Club has meant that the Conservative & National party has seen a small shift away from the Technocratic aspirations of Butskellism to something more Pro-Corporate (which went very well and by very well I mean, lead to a recession), though the 'Young Turks' lead by Jim Slater have ideas for the future that are less paternalistic than the ideals of Thorneycroft or Amery and they may gain some help from a Mr Rowland to achieve those aims.

Labour: The Gaitskell system of Social Democracy has been hijacked according to some on the Right of the Party by the 'unrealistic utopians of the Bevanite group' which is a funny way of saying 'We're jealous that the public liked the Democratic Socialists more than us' if anything. But yeah, Greenwood has his proper majority to implement all the nice Industrial Democracy and Democratic Socialist ideas he wants, alongside the whole 'Anti-EEC' thing too.

Liberal-Reform: After the attempts to lean Leftward under Davis and Lloyd-George, the alliance of awkward Former Tory Centrist/Social Liberals and the Grimond lead Liberals on full Centrist Populist mode did quite well in 63' on the back of frustration towards the increasingly radical Tories and Labour parties, though the party is having to deal with a slow raise in individuals who seem to take the Liberal aspect of the party very literally in both manners of the term. Also getting very cozy with Conservative & National Party over EEC aspects too.
 

Bolt451

BOOK IT, TONY!
Location
Sandford, Gloucestershire
Pronouns
She/Her
Do the Wright Thing



@Tom Colton found a bunch of pics of the BBC Rehearsing various 2019 election scenarios so I thought I’d run with this one.
Thanks to @Mumby for the suggestion of Claire Wright (over my suggestion of now-Indpendent Dominic Grieve )
It was this or a frankenstein's monster of all remaining parties against the Tories.

2019: Boris Johnson (Conservative Minority)

Britain just wasn’t in love with Boris Johnson. He had secured a deal which did away with the backstop! He was going to get Brexit done! He hid in a fridge and refused to answer questions. . Pro remain Tories held their noses and voted Lib Dem in droves. North of the border the SNP surged after their losses in 2017.

Britain wasn’t super keen on Jeremy Corbyn but he did well in the leaders debates, painting Johnson as a lightweight and a man with no principles. A quote where Corbyn asked the audience “Its not just about Brexit but what comes afterwards, is this the man you want shape Britain’s future outside of the EU?”. This phrasing seemed to win over some pro-leave voters who might’ve otherwise voted Tory. This tact seemed to work as Labour climbed in the polls and the Tories fell. Swinson also made a good showing, adding “Boris Johnson can’t be trusted, but I don’t know if Labour can be trusted either” further adding to the bad blood between Labour and the Liberal Democrats on the campaign trail.

In the end the two big parties lost seats to the benefit of the Lib Dems and SNP. Boris went even further from a majority, securing a round 300 seats. Labour dropped 17 seats, mostly to the SNP. The Lib Dems gained a range of pro-remain Tory seats such as Cheltenham, Cheadle and Norman Baker’s old seat of Lewes.

As dawn broke on Friday the thirteenth the prospects of a viable government were looking slim. The Conservatives weren’t close enough to a majority to work with the DUP and the UUP (the latter of whom made a return to the House of Commons) and were divided on the concept of working with any of the pro-remain parties. Meanwhile on the more pro remain side the only option was a coalition of all remaining parties. Parties which had just spent the last few weeks bitterly fighting one another. Jo Swinson of the Liberal Democrats immediately put her cards down on the table and said she wouldn’t join a government where Jeremy Corbyn was Prime Minister. Several days passed as various parties met at the headquarters of each of the main parties. Boris Johnson announced his resignation on the 14th of December and Jeremy Corbyn resigned the following Wednesday. Leadership elections would be held but Tom Watson took over as temporary Labour leader.

The news cycle was constant with members of the ERG repeatedly threatening a walkout. The SNP were demanding a second independence referendum


2019-2021: Claire Wright Independent leading “Second Referendum” Grand Coalition (Second Referendum Conservatives & Labour with Support from Lib Dems, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Green Party, SDLP and Independent)


After two weeks of debate a press conference was held by Grant Shapps, Tom Watson, Jo Swinson and to everyone’s surprise the newly elected Independent MP for East Devon, Claire Wright. It was announced that the Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats would enter into a grand coalition, supported by the Liberal Democrats, SNP, Plaid Cymru and Greens with the goal extending the deadline of bringing in a second referendum in May 2020 based around the current Brexit deal with the Conservatives supporting leave and the other parties backing remain. Wright would serve as an independent central point for the government.

It became immediate apparent that the Tory party was not unified on this proposition and Shapps had acted independently. Huge numbers of Tory MPs immediately announced their withdrawal from government. Several Labour MPs also protested but didn’t cross the floor. This still left the government with around 400 MPs to get through the legislation although it was unclear how many back bench rebels the Conservatives would

After some deliberation the EU agreed a six month extension to the deadline for leaving the EU but clarified there would be no further changes in the deal. Britain’s second referendum would be on “The Boris Deal”. The cabinet was almost equal parts Conservative and Labour, with various back benchers opposed to Johnson such as Jeremy Hunt being called up to serve again. Labour’s ministers were mostly from the center of the party and some quite opposed to Jeremy Corbyn. McDonnell and Abbot returned to the back benches but stood behind the governments plans for a second referendum and insisted that they would campaign for Remain.

And Then COVID happened

The Second Referendum government became the National Emergency government and Claire Wright, for 2 months quite a reserved, rarely seen prime minister would be seen giving press conferences alongside health secretary John Ashworth or Home Secretary Grant Shapps. Britain entered a lockdown on 16th March to last for three months with a phased return to normality. Legislation was difficult to piece together for this originally single purpose government and media coverage of disagreements between the rump Conservatives (as they were often called) and Labour (and the Supply and confidence parties) was constant but a rough package to help the economic was put together by Chancellor Annalise Dodds and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Gregg Clark (who more than one Conservative dubbed the chancellor in media interviews). A package of Furlough pay plus loans and grants to businesses were introduced as was a temporary pay increase to NHS Staff, something championed by the Prime Minister herself. Testing for people arriving in Britain (already severely limited) was proposed but delayed until July 2020 as the sheer size of the task became apparent. Already Prime Minister by a twist of fate, Claire Wright, the former NHS PR employee became one of the most famous faces in the World.

Lockdown was eased at the end of June 2020 with the high street, pubs and schools reopening gradually with strict precautions in place.

Given the extenuating circumstances the EU agreed a further six month extension in the agreement the Government went ahead with plans for a September 2020 referendum. Under the government's plans, every registered voter would be sent a postal ballot for the referendum. Campaigning was strictly online and via advertising. Several debates were held but neither campaign could agree on a fixed lead figure. Grant Shapps debated Jo Swinson. Keir Starmer debated Jacob Rees-Mogg and several other combinations of politicians. Misinformation and fake news was widespread, mostly on the pro-leave side. In the end there was a 4% swing towards remain as Britain voted 52-48 to revoke article 50 and remain in the EU.

A second lockdown was entered in October 2020 with some easing just before Christmas after widespread rebellion from Government Conservative backbenchers with Britian going into Lockdown again on 28th December. This saw widespread public drinking and unrest on New Years eve.

As Lockdown eases across the UK the government has voted for a May 2021 election alongside Wales and Scottish Devolution votes. Labour leader Lisa Nandy is topping the polls having seen a boost as public perception puts the more popular measures in Labour’s hands, perhaps due to Health Secretary John Ashworth being from the Labour party, perhaps due to the Prime Minister’s strong relationship with Ashworth and previous opposition to the Conservatives as well as a continued media narrative of pushing for support for NHS Workers throughout the pandemic. Lisa Nandy is seen as a moderate left leader, the fires of Corbynism not quite extinguished, as shown by the appointment in government of SCG members such as Rebecca Long-Bailey, Lloyd Russell-Moyle and Richard Burgon.

The Conservatives have reunited under newly elected leader Matt Hancock. Despite much bitterness and calls for a split they’ve put together a policy of economic efficiency and helping businesses grow the economy. Despite this, the remain vote has seen them lose votes to Nigel Farage’s Reform Party and to Jo Swinson’s lib Dems who gained a boost from pro-Remain Tory voters and haven’t managed to lose it yet.

A very local MP turned world leader. Claire Wright is to stand down as MP for East Devon at the next election, as is her predecessor, who is to return to his role as editor of the Spectator
 
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