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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

Time Enough

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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

BSc (Hons) Thuganomics w/ International Relations
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Sandford, Gloucestershire
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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
 

SoldierOfChrist

Jubilee (2021)
Commanders-in-Chief of the National Revolutionary Army (Reconstituted)

1949–1949: Sun Liren
1949–1960: Wei Lihuang
1960–1990: Song Xilian
1990–2002: Song Jinrong
2002–2002: collective; Council of Organizational Responsibility
2002–0000: Ma Yingjiu

The National Revolutionary Army (Reconstituted) is the military wing and governing body of the Republic of China*, a de facto independent ethnic Chinese parastate in Upper Burma established in 1949 in the aftermath of the Chinese Civil War. Unrecognized by the Burmese government and all but two sovereign states, the end of the Cold War and subsequent cessation of foreign arms and funding has left the NRA(r) to rely mostly on opium cultivation and drug trafficking as its main source of revenue. For most of its existence the NRA(r)'s main adversaries have been the United Communist Party of Burma (Kachin State) and the Shan People's Army. Outright combat largely ceased in the '90s, and the Upper Burmese conflict has since been limited to targeted assassinations and small-scale ambushes on isolated units. A ceasefire was signed with the government in 2017, one that has lapsed since the outbreak of coronavirus in the border refugee camps and the alleged murder of a government army officer by NRA(r) soldiers at a checkpoint in Kokang.

*A distinct entity from the Republic of China-in-exile, which is based in New Jersey and controls no territory.
 
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Qaz_plm

White Castle soda bet
Location
Inbetween dreams and reality
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She/her
Bad Pack
1977-1981:Walter Mondale/Jerry Brown(Democratic)
1976:Gerald Ford/George H.W. Bush(Republican)
1981-1989:Bob Dole/Guy Vander Jagt(Republican)

1980:Walter Mondale/Jerry Brown(Democratic),Ralph Nader/LaDonna Harris(People's)
1984:Joe Biden/John Glenn(Democratic)

1989-1993:Michael Dukakis/Ann Richards(Democratic)
1988:Ross Perot/Donald Rumsfeld(Republican)
1993-1997:John McCain/Carroll Campbell(Republican)
1992:Michael Dukakis/Ann Richards(Democratic)
1997-2001:Al Gore/John Kerry(Democratic)
1996:John McCain/Carroll Campbell(Republican)
2001-2005:Hillary Rodham/Christine Todd Whitman(Republican)
2000:Al Gore/John Kerry(Democratic)
2005-2013:John Kerry/Dick Gephardt(Democratic)

2004:Hillary Rodham/Christine Todd Whitman(Republican)
2008:Mike Huckabee/Tommy Thompson(Republican)

2013-2021:Mitt Romney/Kelly Ayotte(Republican)
2012:Barack Obam
a/Brian Schweitzer(Democratic)
2016:Walter Mondale/Sherrod Brown(Democratic)
 

Sideways

A jpeg stock photo of gas station flowers
Published by SLP
Location
Teignmouth, Devon
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She/Her
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Merus in pectum et in aquam
Being an speculative account of political affairs in the great city of Ankh Morpork and its environs

1973-1999: Lord Havelock Vetinari (Assassin's Guild)

"I am... disappointed. My schedule really is very busy at present."

COME, HAVELOCK. DON'T LET ME DETAIN YOU.


1999-2003: Samuel Vimes (City Watch)

His Grace, The Duke of Ankh Commander Sir Samuel Vimes, Patrician of Ankh Morpork, Blackboard Monitor, the Lord Ramkin, DACFD, BaaL, President of the Sto Plains Assembly, Protector of the Temple of the Hidden Throne, Knight of the Imperial Throne of Muntab, Baron of Dontgonearthe, KBE, GBP, SOS,

***

"This is a coup! You have armed men in the Patrician's Palace."

"I'm here to keep the peace." Vimes said.

"But keep the peace for who?" Mr Slant asked.

"For which ever one of you bastards ends up with it."

Downey looked to Boggis, Boggis looked to Queen Molly, Queen Molly looked to Moist, and Moist, finally, looked to Vimes.

Vimes realised what had happened, a moment too late. "Bugger."


2003-2009: Moist von Lipwig (Merchant's Guild)

2003:
Slogan "Trust Lipwig"
Defeated:
Lord Downey (Assassin's Guild - "Vote Lord Downey for a safer future")
Bawling Lord Somewhat (Fools Guild - "Vote Insanity you know it makes sense!!!!!")


2008:
Slogan "Keep Moist and let the good times continue!"
Defeated:
Lord Venturi (Ankh Morpork Times - "You are thinking what we're thinking")
Vexation Pegg (Guild of Accountants "Look Left, Look Right, Walk forwards (unless there's a cart coming (and only if you're trying to go forwards (otherwise consult a map(unless you know which way you're going))))"
The Marquis de Poubelle Malodorant (Guild of Assassins "Ankh Morpork for Ankh Morporkians! Leave the Sto Plains now!")
Peculiar Blossom (Ankh River Preservation Society - "Fish are worth fighting for")

BREAKING NEWS 9 March 2009: The Patrician has Vanished! The Patrician and his family were found missing this morning. The Guild of Assassins has denied involvement! City Watch confounded! Unseen University considering that this may be a further thaumic contamination event, especially as several ancient and expensive relics and the new steamer "The Heart of Ankh Morpork" are also missing. More on this story as it develops.


2009-2019: Remora Selachii (Assassin's Guild)

2009: Slogan "Vote for the Ankh Morpork you deserve"
Defeated: Captain Reg Shoe (City Watch - "Vote Not for the Money, but for the Shoe")

2014: Slogan "Vote Selachii - Your Only Choice"

Vote Selachii - Your Only choice, for the work that is still left undone:

  • We shall restore the Watch's right to police the city unfettered by awakened politics, every Watchmen will now have a legal duty and obligation to apprehend golems, trolls, feral banshees, and beings from the Dungeon Dimensions, etc at the first sign of criminal intent
  • We shall protect women and girls' spaces from the pernicious and dangerous threat of liberal dwarven ideology
  • We shall protect the city's schools and youths from the pernicious and dangerous threat of radicalisation into conservative dwarven ideology
  • We shall protect the Unseen University's political independence from the threat of women and non-human students, dangerous theorising, and other threats to academic freedom
UNDER REMORA SELACHII EVERYONE GETS WHAT THEY DESERVE!

2019-20XX: Carrot Ironfounderson (City Watch)

2019:
"Vote Carrot Please"
Defeated:
Remora Selachii (Assassin's Guild - Slogan "Make Ankh Morpork Great Again!")
Harry King (Private Citizen - "Make Ankh Morpork Not on Fire Again!")
Temerity Trout (Sto Plains Independence League - "Make Ankh Morpork Ankh Morpork Again!")
 

SenatorChickpea

The Most Kiwi Aussie of them all
Patreon supporter
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2016 ;Ron Paul Republican ted Cruz


def: Hilary Clinton Democratic Tim Kaine

That's... that's not a list. A list has more than one object. A good list has narrative, wry footnotes, ironic reversals.

What you have there is a bullet point, and a bullet point that you didn't manage to successfully format.
 

cikka

Poorly Gendered Kenthusiast
Location
Kentkingsh- kentklungklicklingshirekington
Pronouns
fuck idk man, do what you like
That's... that's not a list. A list has more than one object. A good list has narrative, wry footnotes, ironic reversals.

What you have there is a bullet point, and a bullet point that you didn't manage to successfully format.
im pretty sure that's the point of this guy's existence

no one else said anything so i just assumed it was an abstract injoke
 

SoldierOfChrist

Jubilee (2021)
Duvalier est mort

1957–1960: Daniel Fignolé (Peasant Worker Movement)
1957 def: Louis Déjoie (National Agricultural Industrial Party), Clément Jumelle (Popular National Liberation Party)
1960–1961: Léon Cantave (Military)
1961–1961: Emile Saint-Lot (Independent)
1961–1970: Jacques Stephen Alexis (Popular National Liberation Party)
1970–1988: René Depestre (Popular National Liberation Party)
1988–1992: Joseph Roney (Popular National Liberation Party)
1992–2002: Joseph Roney (Popular Coalition Party)
1992 def: Gérard Gourgue (Peasant Worker Movement), Fred Baptiste (Revolutionary Socialist Party "Desalin"), Alix Pasquet Jr. (Patriotic Republican Rally)
1997 def: Rosny Smarth (Peasant Worker Movement), Jean Dominique (Progressive Democratic Party)

2002–2010: Jacques-Édouard Alexis (Progressive Democratic Party)
2002 def: René Théodore (Popular Coalition Party), Rosny Smarth (Party of Unified Haitian Socialists)
2007 def: Raymond Jean-Francois (Popular Coalition Party), Edmonde Supplice Beauzile (The Social Democrats), Jean Chavannes Jeune (National Christian Party)

2010–2012: Alix Balmir (Progressive Democratic Party)
2012–2017: Jean Luc Bell (Unity)
2012 def: Michel Chancy (Popular Coalition Party), Bois d'Orme Letiro (Haiti Without Breaking), Evans Paul (Progressive Democratic Party)
2017–0000: Raymond Jean-Francois (Popular Coalition Party)
2017 def: Jean Luc Bell (Together for Haiti), Stéphanie Villedrouin (Alliance for Change)
 

Lord Caedus

Well-known member
Location
Minnesota
i love how we haven’t even brought up how Paul and Cruz can’t run on the same ticket anyways
That's not technically true.

All the Constitution says is that electors must vote for at least one candidate (either for president or vice president) who is not from their state. So electors in the 49 other states (plus DC) could vote for a Paul/Cruz ticket, but Texas electors would have to vote for someone else in at least one of those races.

This exact situation actually played out IOTL in 2000, when Dick Cheney (who had moved to Texas & become a lobbyist after being Secretary of Defense) was selected as George W. Bush's running mate. Cheney sold his house & moved his voter registration back to the Wyoming address he had used when he was a congressman so that Texas' electors could vote for both men.

That said, you couldn't do that with a (presumably) sitting US senator from the same state as your party's nominee, since the Constitution also requires senators to be residents of the state they represent.
 

theev

Las Vegas is a society of armed masturbators
Pronouns
he/him
cocaine socialism // acid communism

1997 - 2007: Tony Blair (Labour) [1]
1997 (Majority; 590 seats): Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrats; 37 seats), John Major (Conservative; 5 seats) [2]
2001 (Majority; 529 seats): Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrats; 69 seats), John Redwood (Conservative; 36 seats) [3]
2005 (Majority; 396 seats): William Hague (Conservative; 153 seats) [4], Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrats; 69 seats) [5]

2007 - 2012: Gordon Brown (Labour) [6]
2007 (Majority; 386 seats): David Cameron (Conservative; 206 seats), Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats; 33 seats)
2012 - 2017: David Miliband (Labour) [7]
2012 (Majority; 422 seats): David Cameron (Conservative; 180 seats) [8], Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrats; 23 seats), Nigel Farage (UKIP; 3 seats)
2014 (National Unity Coalition with Conservative; 236 seats): George Osborne (Conservative; 223 seats), Jeremy Corbyn (Anti-Austerity; 113 seats) [9], Nigel Farage (UKIP; 30 seats), Tim Farron (Liberal Democrats; 23 seats)

2017 - 2018: Chuka Umunna (Labour) [10]
2018 - 2019: Chuka Umunna (Progressive) [11]
2019 - 0000: Mark Fisher (Anti-Austerity) [12]
2019 (Majority; 362 seats): Chuka Umunna (Progressive; 107), Nigel Farage (UKIP; 103 seats), George Osborne (Conservative; 32 seats), Alex Salmond (SNP; 24 seats)

[1] Blair's landslides in the Red Wave of 1997 and the 9/11 Election of 2001 cemented him as a legendary figure in the annals of British political history. Of course, his participation in the disastrous war in Iraq, neoliberal economic policies and latent corruption would harm his reputation among the electorate but even by the time Gordon Brown and his cabinet delivered him an ultimatum in 2007, he would retire with damaged but still salvageable approval ratings.

[2] The Daily Mirror headline read: 'PARTY BIG ENOUGH TO FIT IN A TAXICAB.' Humiliating.

[3] John Redwood had a dream of a powerful Eurosceptic UK Conservative Party. That dream would be dashed upon the rocks following the disastrous terror attack on September 11th.

[4] Although Hague did good, it wasn't good enough. There were polls that gave Hague the possibility of his own majority but largely due to internal divisions within the party that opportunity was squandered. Hague stepped down a few months after the election to avoid facing a leadership election.

[5] Same with Kennedy but throw some personal issues into the mix. Regardless, many in the Lib Dems could not forgive him for not increasing the party's size in 2005.

[6] Brown was wise to call a snap election shortly after becoming Prime Minister. With hindsight, he was not wise to preside over the Great Recession and the collapse of the American financial sector. He was also not wise to implement the rigid austerity that would doom his party.

[7] At the pit of Brown's popularity in early 2012, Miliband was able to pull of his coup against Brown and after presiding over a successful Jubilympics was able to capitalize on his newfound popularity and - combined with a UKIP surge - was able to win big over David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

[8] Dave was given two chances to take the party to 10 Downing. He failed both and was promptly given the boot. But not without picking his successor.

[9] The Anti-Austerity Party began in late 2013 with the defection of dozens of left-wing Labour MPs from the party over Miliband's continuation of Blairite Austerity. Since Blair had crushed the RESPECT Party and the Greens, and since Brown ensured Ken Livingstone's destruction, Labour's left-wing competition were forced to sit on its own backbenches until they had grown fed up enough to split off. The party was initially very disorganized which was a fact that PM Miliband sought to take advantage of when he called for a snap election in late 2014. This gambit would fail Miliband, whose Labour Party ran a nightmare campaign and soon learned the true extent of how unpopular they were. With no other alternatives, Miliband struck a devil's bargain with Osborne to form a National Unity government with Osborne as Chancellor. With defections from both parties escalating once parliament opened, Jeremy Corbyn developed plans to take the party even higher. Until he was killed by a neo-nazi in summer, 2016.

[10] Shedding popularity since the National Unity government was created, Miliband would step down in 2017 in favor of party rising star Chuka Umunna. Umunna would make no attempt at renegotiating the party's now less comfortable coalition with the Conservatives.

[11] But Umunna would attempt and succeed at merging the Labour Party and the Lib Dems together before the next general election. Ironically, this would set Labour - or the Progressives - back further due to the two dozen defections because of it. Nevertheless, Umunna felt that the move was necessary to give Labour new direction, especially considering the new global economic downturn spewing from Steve Bullock's nuclear war with North Korea.

[12] Mark Fisher was an unorthodox figure to succeed Jeremy Corbyn as leader of the Anti-Austerity Party. But it may have been Fisher's lack of traditional political experience and ideological connections to the recent grassroots movements of Occupy and the 2012 Bernie Primary that won over the rank-and-file antiausteritarian in a leadership contest upset. Fisher's Antiausteritarians took advantage of the new recession, the new cuts, and the failures of the National Unity government. On election day, although barely more than a third of the country voted for his party, Fisher would be given a strong mandate to head into 10 Downing. Gone were the days of the neoliberal "cocaine socialism" of the old Labour Party, here were the days of the boundary-pushing "acid communism" of Mark Fisher and his followers.
 
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