"A classic of the genre" --Kathleen Stock
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2019-2022: Boris Johnson (Conservative)
2019: Boris Johnson (Conservative)  Jeremy Corbyn (Labour)  Nicola Sturgeon (SNP)  Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrat)  Arlene Foster (DUP)  Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Fein)  Adam Price (Plaid Cymru)  Colum Eastwood (SDLP)  Sian Berry and Jon Bartley (Green Party England & Wales)  Naomi Long (Alliance)  Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker) 
Boris Johnson left office of his own volition having got the country through Brexit and COVID and also several nasty financial and sex scandals involving members of his cabinet, usually himself. By 2022 questions were piling up about the COVID Independent Investigation into government actions and how many died. Boris decided, of his own choice and with no compulsion, to leave office.
2022-2024: Priti Patel (Conservative)
Initially popular; Patel pushed a strategy she described as "The British Reawakening" - the Festival of Britain; enforcing a law that all schools should fly the Union Jack; the new Ministry of British Values worked on promoting British culture and values in areas where it was considered to have negative associations, such as Pride, mosques, youth groups, etc. The new Migration Ministry was tasked with looking for ways to tackle the skills shortage and new options were created such as residential work placement programmes in farming for the long term unemployed, and an opportunity for students to offset course costs by participating in work placement programmes.
The death of the Queen and the ensuing funeral and coronation tested the utility of new crimes such as indirect online abuse (designed as a online version of the rule protecting public statues) and the new legal responsibility for schools to promote British values. Shortly after, a ban on VPNs and encryption came into place.
While all this was relatively popular, many felt that Priti Patel herself was untrustworthy, too weak, too unemotional, and finally, too indecisive. She was seen as weak for allowing a second Scottish referendum to take place in 2023 and while Scotland remained in the UK it was seen as no thanks to her. By September 2024 everyone had been expecting an election for two and a half years and her failure to call one was seen as weakness.
2024-2032: Keir Starmer (Labour)
2024: Keir Starmer (Labour)  Priti Patel (Conservative)  Michael Matheson (SNP)  Ed Davey (Liberal Democrat)  Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Fein)  Naomi Long (Alliance)  Adam Price (Plaid Cymru)  Edwin Poots (DUP)  Doug Beattie UUP  Cleo Lake and Jon Bartley (Green Party England & Wales) 
Starmer did not win a majority, but he had a confidence and supply arrangement with the SNP and was able to maintain a basic government achieving much of what he wanted. On trans issues, the need to prove mental sufferring caused by dysphoria was replaced with a requirement for a doctor to prove the person is of sound body and mind, and two consultations into the Gender Recognition Act took place. On patriotism issues, Scottish and Welsh schools won the right to fly national flags, and got greater devolution. A further £80 billion was released for HS2 to complete phase 1 by 2035.
The NHS received a boost in funding, as did the new green investment bank, however the government offset the cost of this by unrestricting tuition fees, scrapping the house of commons refit plans, and other cost-saving measures.
2028: Keir Starmer (Labour)  Liz Truss (Conservative)  Nualla McAllister (Alliance)  Nicola Sturgeon (SNP)  Layla Moran (Liberal Democrat)  Helen Mary Jones (Plaid Cymru)  Michelle O'Neill (Sinn Fein)  Magid Magid and Alexandra Philips (Green Party England & Wales)  Rishi Sunak (One Nation)  Emma Little Pengally (UUP) 
Starmer's second term, with a majority, was taken as his opportunity to finally implement his vision for Britain. The commitment for schools and public bodies to promote British values was replaced by a comprehensive anti-radicalisation and mental health plan, individual to each student. An independent enquiry into COVID began in 2030. New internet passports made it more possible to track individual users and wipe out online abuse and formed the basis for new free ID cards people could use to vote. A third consultation on the Gender Recognition Act promised more than any other, including recognition of non-binary people and 16-18 year olds. New government backed private degree loans allowed people to pay the excess costs of a degree not covered by the Student Loan Company. In 2029, the House of Lords was replaced with a senate that was 50% directly elected and 50% appointed by the House of Commons.
However, Starmer was himself increasingly unpopular, and his government was riven with disputes. Particularly in his handling of eco-terrorism, radicalisation, police brutality, and the Barnsley Massacre. The final nail in his coffin was his inability to prevent Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland from holding simultaenous independence referendums. This was the final nail in his coffin, particularly as Northern Ireland elected to become an Autonomous Republic within Ireland.
2030-2040: Andy Burnham (Labour)
2030: Andy Burnham (Labour)  Esther McVey (Conservative)  Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat)  Helen Mary Jones (Plaid Cymru)  Jo Cherry (SNP)  Zack Polanski (Green Party England & Wales)  Rishi Sunak (One Nation) 
Burnham was elected with a landslide over Angela Rayner and put forward a plan for rebuilding. More importantly, he immediately called an election and won easily against a divided Conservative Party, whose moderates had recently split.
The new government implemented a National Police Service and a new Data Analysis Cross-Referencing Identification and Retention Act (DACRIR) which allowed the government to store voice and video recordings and form digital profiles of individuals attached to their Internet Passport. A new multi-tiered approach to radicalising organisations recognised the idea that radicalisation is a pipeline and attempted to monitor and control access to pre-criminal stages.
On a social welfare note, Burnham's government introduced a University Voucher system that substantially reduced the cost of education, and abolished residential workfare. The rail network was renationalised, with the plan that it would be ready for the first stage of HS2 to open in 2038. The school service was also renationalised. With schools offered the option to remain as private companies or rejoin the public sector under the new National Education Service.
2035: Andy Burnham (Labour)  Charlie Wilson (Democratic Party)  Roza Salih (SNP)  Daisy Cooper (Liberal Democrat)  Heledd Fychan (Plaid Cymru)  Charlie Caine (Green Party England & Wales)  Rosie Duffield (One Nation) 
Burnham's second term started, for the fourth time, with an increased majority, The Tories had begun to reform under their billionaire leader with a still incoherent policy platform.
Labour, however, was also struggling to form a coherent platform. With the development of a full set of regional mayors and unitary councils, Labour's constitutional goals were completed, HS2 stage 1 was progressing nicely, and a new tranche of NES schools were coming together. A new National Investigation Service was created to manage growing illegal immigration, eco-terrorism, and organised crime. A new social housing initiative was launched and a new government backed saving plan was set up to help millennials without housing/pensions to save for retirement.
Burnham made the decision to remain uninvolved in the Estonian War, citing memories of Iraq in his biography. The decision did, however, cause a rift between the UK and the EU-US alliance that would grow more massive as time went on and was the beginning of British isolationism.
Labour made attempts to deal with the growing forces of the far-right and left. By 2040, support for the Monarchy was a minority opinion, while the far-right ultra nationalist Movement For Britain won councils in some areas. part There was growing agitation for vast political and social reform. Labour moved to a 100% elected House of Lords. The Gender Identity Act passed in 2036 and made Britain the 36th country to recognise gender self-id without a doctor's assessment. Britain also became the 21st country to recognise non-binary identities. They also started a consultation to launch a form of national service, which they hoped would both curtail the growth of the far-left and placate the far-right.
2040-2045: Paris Lees (Democratic Party)
2040: Paris Lees (Democratic Party)  Andy Burnham (Labour)  Roza Salih (SNP)  Charlie Caine (Green Party England & Wales)  Chris Annous (Liberal Democrat)  Ben Lake (Plaid Cymru)  Ruth Smeeth (One Nation)  Jack Buckby (Movement For Britain) 
Elected on the back of policy missteps, ecological collapse and recession, Paris Lees was the first transgender Prime Minister of the UK and a moderate within the Democrats - one who would never have been at home in the old Conservatives. The new government had a radical set of policies - abolishing DACRIR, reforming the National Police Force to follow a federal structure, a new Ministry of Geoengineering was established to deal with global climate change and in 2041 HS2 was officially shelved and replaced with a plan for a National Maglev Network which was hoped would link London to Birmingham in six minutes and would be operational by 2061.
The Government's new Rent Prioritisation Policy changed housing - it allowed renters to buy and earn shares in rental firms and benefit from the housing market. In 2040 31.7% of people still owned their own home. By 2045 this was down to 20.5% and over half of UK housing stock was owned by housing companies.
Paris pushed ahead on social matters. By putting transgender healthcare into the hands of GPs the average wait time for HRT went down from 5 years to a matter of months. Intersex infant genital surgeries were banned, Britain became the third country in the world to legalise polyamorous marriage, and marijuana was legalised. Pris has even pushed the COVID enquiry, which reported in 2047 to the embarrassment of many older members of the party's right.
Constitutionally, the Democrats are replacing the mess of English mayoralties and Unitary Councils with regional parliaments. But the biggest achievement was the Monarchy Referendum of 2044, which implemented "soft republicanism" - The Senate will elect a President from candidates selected by the Commons. King William retained the crown in a purely ceremonial capacity, with some rights to claim funding through the Crown Estate Trust.
Arguably the biggest achievement was the election of Ollie Middleton, from the right of the Labour Party. Labour has been on board with a large number of Democratic policies and has even assisted in dealing with Paris' own right wing rebels. Political commentators are talking about a new era of consensus in politics. Middleton, keen on feminism, has placed women into positions shadowing all the great offices of state. Many commentators believe it is likely that Labour's first female leader will be elected before 2060.