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Lists of Heads of Government and Heads of State

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him
1981-1989: Ronald Reagan (Republican)
1980 (With George H.W.Bush) def: Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale (Democratic), John Anderson/Patrick Lucey (Independent)
1984 (With George H.W.Bush) def: Walter Mondale/Denise Feinstein (Democratic)

1989-1993: George H.W. Bush (Republican)
1988 (With Kay A. Orr) def: Bill Clinton/Dick Gephardt (Democratic), Russell Means/Dick Lamm (Libertarian)
1993-: Tom Harkin (Democratic)
1992 (With Douglas Wilder) def: George H.W.Bush/Kay A. Orr (Republican), Dick Lamm/Ed Zschau (Reform), Ross Perot/Bo Gritz (Independent)

The situation for America in the 'For A Friend' story, original British Prime Minister list can be found here.

Anyway, Ronald Reagan's tenure continues as it did in OTL, with Mondale choosing a different Veep in 84' with Denise Feinstein being chosen, allowing the New Democrats to get more of a look in. It's still a lose for Mondale and this is used as an excuse to promote the ideals of the New Democrats in the years to come. 1988 comes, Hart infidelities are found out in 86' and he retires from politics, Dukakis focuses on a Senate Run in Massachusetts and the Primaries become a battle between Ferraro, Jackson and Clinton as they go on. Questions about her husband, cause Ferraro to lose support and fearing Jackson getting in, most moderates back Clinton in the end who makes Gephardt his running mate to gain Labour Union support.

The battle for 1988 rapidly becomes a battle of scandals as Bush is haunted by Iran-Contra whilst Clinton becomes haunted by a variety of sex scandals and whitewater. In the end the attacks from the moral majority and Clinton's inability to shake off allegations of corruption wash and combined with disgruntled Jackson supporters voting for the Libertarian which makes a slight splash as result. In the years in between 88' and 93' America starts to slump into recession, the Labour Unions get rowdy within the Democrats and Dick Lamm decides to use some of the exposure in 88' to establish the Reform Party which makes a small splash when former Jesse Jackson organiser and eventual Mayor of El Paso, Pat O'Rourke manages to gain substantial support for the 1990 Texas Governor election (he loses but Mickey Leland manages to get in with a substantial margin).

The 1992 Democratic Primaries see Harkin push forward and gain support from a variety of groups (including the spinning remains of Jackson's supporters, helped by his choice of Douglas Wilder as running mate) whilst Paul Tsongas and Jerry Brown clash over balanced budgets and embracing neoliberalism which in the end allows Harkin to slip through and become the Presidential candidate. With Wilder as his Running Mate, there's a feeling amongst the moderates that he will do well but still fall wide of the mark. But Bush stumbles and finds himself being outmanoeuvred by a Populist campaign by Lamm who plays upon a mixture of balanced budgets and calling out Bush's kowtowing to the moral majority, whilst Ross Perot runs a surreal and nationalistic campaign with Bo Gritz which gains support from disgruntled Buchannan supporters think that Bush hasn't done enough.

Whilst not enough to gain any states or anything, Lamm's and Perot's campaigns do enough to knock Bush off kilter whilst Harkin's Populist Semi-Progressive campaign ran by Philip Gould and other spin doctors does well amongst the left behind states and the emerging rust belt. On election day, Bush finds himself squeezed whilst Harkin manages to walk it home and become's President to a rather chaotic America with his offering of bringing back the New Deal consensus which is left to be seen...
 

claybaskit

Well-known member
1972: Spiro Agnew Republican Willard Laird
Def: George Wallace Democratic Wilbur Miles
1976: George H. Bush Republican Charles Percy
Def: James Earl Carter Democratic Walter Mondale

1980: Jerry Litton Democratic John Glenn


DEF: George H. Bush Republican Charles Percy
 

Sideways

"A classic of the genre" --Kathleen Stock
Published by SLP
Location
Teignmouth, Devon
Pronouns
She/Her
thanks :)

If you wanted world building I've got shed loads. What you manage to do with occc Is pair it with compelling character work too
I feel like I maybe wouldn't have written OCCC without WI64. The influences are... notable. Especially as the main characters get past the age of, well, 64
 

Edmund

政治ギャル、永田町を叱る!
Location
Tynemouth
Pronouns
he/him
Inspired by discussions the other day.


Presidents of Northumbria

1991-1991: R. A. Gibson (Communist)
1991-1995: Kate Adie (Independent)
1991 def. R. A. Gibson (Communist)
1995-2021: Tony Blair (New Socialist)
1995 def. Kate Adie (Independent), Jeremy Beecham ('Continuity' Communist)
1999 def. Jeremy Beecham (Northumbrian Communist), Susan Dungworth (Democratic Movement), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal)
2001 constitutional referendum: 59% YES, 41% NO
2001 def. Jeremy Beecham (Northumbrian Communist), Susan Dungworth (Democratic Movement), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal)
2006 def. Jeremy Beecham (Northumbrian Communist), Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic)
2011 def. Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Paul Watson (Northumbrian Communist), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic)
2016 def. Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Paul Watson (Northumbrian Communist), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal)
2021 def. Abigail Thorn (Independent), Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Martin Levy (Northumbrian Communist), Ben Houchen (Liberal)


Northumbria was and is in no sense a nation; this was something even admitted by the 'New Northumbrians' whose regionalist project provided the slimmest of justifications for a Northumbrian entity. Its independence was a mere accident of history, a side effect of the dissolution of Soviet Britain for which there was no real appetite but an overwhelming feeling of apathy.

The ruthless firebrand R. A. Gibson, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Northumbria and an unabashed bigot to boot, would serve for only a few months before going down in flames to opposition activist Kate Adie. His own party's memories of his merciless purge of Mike Dungworth and Ronnie Campbell were unlikely to have helped the mere third of the vote he ended up managing.

Adie's presidency would soon turn out to be an unmitigated disaster, with shock therapy and mass privatisation being the order of the day. With the end of the vital subsidies from the centre that had sustained the region, government services were cut to the bone, and life expectancy and living standards plunged. Alcoholism and the unemployment rate skyrocketed, with half of Northumbria's shipyards being closed and the other half being sold off to the Koreans and Japanese. Perhaps the only person who benefited from her term in office was Ridley Scott, whose award-winning, hour-long documentary on the abandoned chemical plants and steelworks of Teesside brought him to a career in America.

Tony Blair, Trotskyite dissident turned young anti-reformist Party apparatchik turned enthusiastic moderniser after Gibson's defeat, offered a new course and promised the breaking of a new dawn.

Northumbria instead found that things really could get worse.
 

Yokai Man

Well-known member
Inspired by discussions the other day.


Presidents of Northumbria

1991-1991: R. A. Gibson (Communist)
1991-1995: Kate Adie (Independent)
1991 def. R. A. Gibson (Communist)
1995-2021: Tony Blair (New Socialist)
1995 def. Kate Adie (Independent), Jeremy Beecham ('Continuity' Communist)
1999 def. Jeremy Beecham (Northumbrian Communist), Susan Dungworth (Democratic Movement), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal)
2001 constitutional referendum: 59% YES, 41% NO
2001 def. Jeremy Beecham (Northumbrian Communist), Susan Dungworth (Democratic Movement), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal)
2006 def. Jeremy Beecham (Northumbrian Communist), Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic)
2011 def. Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Paul Watson (Northumbrian Communist), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic)
2016 def. Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Paul Watson (Northumbrian Communist), Timothy Kirkhope (Liberal Democratic), Martin Callanan (Democratic Liberal)
2021 def. Abigail Thorn (Independent), Alexander Armstrong (Independent), Martin Levy (Northumbrian Communist), Ben Houchen (Liberal)


Northumbria was and is in no sense a nation; this was something even admitted by the 'New Northumbrians' whose regionalist project provided the slimmest of justifications for a Northumbrian entity. Its independence was a mere accident of history, a side effect of the dissolution of Soviet Britain for which there was no real appetite but an overwhelming feeling of apathy.

The ruthless firebrand R. A. Gibson, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Northumbria and an unabashed bigot to boot, would serve for only a few months before going down in flames to opposition activist Kate Adie. His own party's memories of his merciless purge of Mike Dungworth and Ronnie Campbell were unlikely to have helped the mere third of the vote he ended up managing.

Adie's presidency would soon turn out to be an unmitigated disaster, with shock therapy and mass privatisation being the order of the day. With the end of the vital subsidies from the centre that had sustained the region, government services were cut to the bone, and life expectancy and living standards plunged. Alcoholism and the unemployment rate skyrocketed, with half of Northumbria's shipyards being closed and the other half being sold off to the Koreans and Japanese. Perhaps the only person who benefited from her term in office was Ridley Scott, whose award-winning, hour-long documentary on the abandoned chemical plants and steelworks of Teesside brought him to a career in America.

Tony Blair, Trotskyite dissident turned young anti-reformist Party apparatchik turned enthusiastic moderniser after Gibson's defeat, offered a new course and promised the breaking of a new dawn.

Northumbria instead found that things really could get worse.
Great stuff,but I should point out that in said allegory Wales was Belarus and Northumbria was Ukraine.

Still,great list.
 

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him
Kinnock Plus Debris
1979-1988: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative)
1979 (Majority) def: James Callaghan (Labour), David Steel (Liberal)
1983 (Majority) def: Micheal Foot (Labour), David Steel-Roy Jenkins (Liberal-SDP Alliance)
1987 (Majority) def: Neil Kinnock (Labour), David Steel-David Owen (Liberal-SDP Alliance)

1988-1991: Tom King (Conservative)
1991-1992: Neil Kinnock (Labour)

1991 (Majority) def: Tom King (Conservative), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrat)
1992-1999: Ann Clywd (Labour)
1995 (Majority) def: John Moore (Conservative), Paddy Ashdown (Liberal Democrat)
1999-2005: Stephen Dorrell (Conservative)
1999 (Majority) def: Ann Clywd (Labour), Don Foster(Liberal Democrat)
2003 (Majority) def: Ian Willmore (Labour), Don Foster (Liberal Democrat), John Swinney (SNP)

2005-2008: Michael Portillo (Conservative)
2008-2014: Hilary Benn (Labour)

2008 (Majority) def: Michael Portillo (Conservative), Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat), John Swinney (SNP)
2012 (Coalition with Liberal Democrats) def: William Hague (Conservative), Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat)
2014 AV+ Referendum: Yes 37%, No 63%

2014-2015: Fiona Jones (Labour-Liberal Democrat Coalition)
2015-2020: William Hague (Conservative)

2015 (Majority) def: Fiona Jones (Labour), Evan Harris (Liberal Democrat), Angela Constance (SNP)
2017 Brexit Referendum: Remain 52%, Leave 48%
2019
(Majority) def: Rushanara Ali replacing David Prescott (Labour), Louise Bloom-Beki Adam (Liberal Democrat-Green Alliance), Stewart Hosie (SNP), Chic Brodie-Cat Boyd (RISE), Jason Zadrozny (Reform)
2020-2021: Daniel Kawczynski (Conservative)
2021-2023: Karen Bradley (Conservative)
2023-: Sarah Owen (Labour)

2023 (Majority) def: Karen Bradley (Conservative), John Leech-Gina Miller (Liberal Democrat), Stewart Hoise (SNP), Jason Zadrozny (Reform)

A list in which @Callan beats me with a rake, anyway.

So Thatcher steps down after a slightly better 87’ election for Labour, King steps and bumbles it up slightly. That isn’t the important bit, the important bit is, Kinnock wins and within a year of his premiership he’s hit by an IRA mortar, chaos notably ensues.

As one of the few cabinet ministers not to be incapacitated in some way, Ann Clwyd running on a Continuity Kinnock platform becomes Labour leader against a shell shocked Brown and a Ken Livingstone who’s very much trying to avoid discussing his previous support for the PIRA.

Ann Clwyd’s time see’s the continuation of ‘Supply-Side Socialism’, being part of NATO interventions in Yugoslavia, Iraq (especially Iraq) and Sudan alongside President Bush and then Kerry. Clwyd is fairly popular and John Moore is an incredibly poor operator (with an attempt pushing out by John Major making the party even weaker) and Clywd keeps her Majority.

In the investment into ‘Internet Socialism’ would be the downfall of her government, as a recession caused by the Dot Com bubble busting leading to Bryan Gould resigning and Clywd’s poll ratings slumping. A rejuvenated Liberal Democrats lead by Don Foster and the Tories humbling along under Dorrell manage to regain the Centre ground and Clywd is turfed out.

Dorrell is a fairly bland leader and his use of austerity measures doesn’t improve his popularity much. But the economy bounces back and jobs return and Dorrell’s steady as she goes leadership means that Labour’s gains aren’t placed in the dustbin of history. Still, the 2003 election is fairly close, with Ian Willmore’s Populist 'Old Labour' style striking a surprising positive tone with the public. In the end Dorrell is saved by a small SNP surge that allows the Tories to still retain a small majority.

Dorrell is soon ousted with a battle between Thatcherites and One Nation folks ensuing. Portillo raises to the top due to his mixture of Modernisation rhetoric and charm. But in the end this angers some of the older members of his party, and Portillo ignoring the Right of the Party to be the party of Social Liberalisation would annoy them (Civil Partnerships being created in 2005 under Portillo’s watch etc.)

In the end, a recession caused by a President Thompson’s administration letting Wall Street loose alongside Portillo doing the same would be the downfall of the Tories. Hilary Benn was a safe pair of hands for Labour, not particularly brash or confrontational, Benn’s tenure would be about repairing Britain. But his Pro-EU ways and lack of proper change would lead him susceptible to being attack by an increasingly Eurosceptic Right and the revived Liberal Democrat’s.

The 2012 election would see Harris’s Liberal Democrat Anti-Establishment Populism winning out against the dulled Benn and a awkward Right Winger Hague. Harris would end up making a mistake by joining up with Labour in a coalition though.

Whilst a Greener Britain program was a relative success the coalition barely managed to get what they wanted to work. The Orange Book Liberals felt locked out by Harris and railed against him, Benn was seen as too cautious by many on the Right and Left of Labour and there was a general sense of malaise from the administration. The failure of the PR Referendum would see Benn's Chancellor Peter Hain and prominent support of the referendum, resigning which would lead to a snowball effect that would cause Benn himself to bow out himself. The Labour Right managed to muster a candidate in the form of Fiona Jones, the Health Secretary for two years, her time in office was one of the few not to be filled with problems and scandals. Campaigning on a platform that mixed 'Old and New to create Renew' as she called it, she managed to beat a corruption filled campaign by Peter Hain and a Left Wing Populist one lead by Lynne Jones which did better than expected for many.

Fiona Jones immediately was dealt with crisis after crisis; the collapse of the Assad Regime into Civil War, flooding in various parts of the country and general malaise was too much for her and she would start drinking heavily. The decline in ability horrified the Liberal Democrats and Evan Harris would pull the party out of coalition. The ensuing election would lead to a landslide victory for the Conservative's as the Liberal Democrats would collapse in support (with Evan Harris losing his seat to a Conservative) and Labour would lose a large number of support from a Radical SNP campaign.

William Hague was not expected to win a majority of 80 but he seized to it like a duck to water. 'Wasteful' Labour Projects were rolled back and an increase Social Conservative, Anti-Immigrant and Eurosceptic mind set came across to Britain. But Hague did also stay out of the eventual Syria quagmire which would sink the Romney administration and lead to the election of President Schweitzer. The attempted Brexit referendum was a narrow victory for Remain thanks to support from Labour and the LibDem-Green Alliance.

But despite it all, Hague’s Populist rhetoric and a strong economy would mean that Hague managed to keep his majority almost intact as Labour floundered under a lack of leadership due to David Prescott’s sexual harassment allegations and a LibDem-Green surge. Where the Conservative’s did feel pressured was where Jason Zadrozny’s Centrist Localist Eurosceptic Party, Reform stood (Zadrozny being kicked out of the LibDems for failing to stick to there Brexit messaging).

Hague would continue forward, with plans for another Brexit Referendum to occur in the near future would be shattered when Hague caught Swine Flu during a flare up of it in early 2020. He would be replaced by Daniel Kawczynski who tried to continue on Continuity Hague’s platform but scandals involving his past statements on abortion and his present same sex relationship would anger Right and Left equally and Kawczynski provided inadequate at being in charge.

When a scandal involving party donations and unsafe cladding hit, Kawczynski quickly resigned and another leadership contest ensued. Karen Bradley wasn’t the most popular, but Grayling, Leadsom, Rudd and Herbert had bloodied themselves in the contest and she was seen as the ‘safe’ choice. This provided to be a terrible mistake as Bradley bungled any good she had.

The 2023 election saw Labour back in with a majority of 30 as Reform mainly gobbled Tory seats and Owen’s Left Wing Populist platform and a tactical pact with the LibDems seeing her win. Now Sarah Owen has to roll up her sleeves and bring about the New Green Social Democratic consensus she promised.
 

Time Enough

"Enthusiastic Cis Male Partner"
Pronouns
He/Him
—Snip—
1989-1997: George H.W.Bush (Republican)
1988 (With Kay A. Orr) def: Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen (Democratic)
1992 (With Kay A. Orr) def: Bill Clinton/Al Gore (Democratic), Ross Perot/Jerry Brown (Independent)

1997-2005: John Kerry (Democratic)
1996 (With Frank Tejeda) def: Kay A. Orr/Dick Lugar (Republican), Ross Perot/Dick Lamm (Reform)
2000 (With Frank Tejeda) def: John McCain/John Kasich (Republican), Donald Trump/Pat O'Rourke (Reform)

2005-2009: Fred Thompson (Republican)
2005 (With Mitt Romney) def: Frank Tejeda/John Edwards (Democratic), Pat O’Rourke/Krist Novoselic (Reform)
2009-2013: Hillary Clinton (Democratic)
2008 (With Gary Locke) def: Fred Thompson/Mitt Romney (Republican), Jesse Ventura/Michael Badnarik (Libertarian), Mike Gravel/Daryl Hannah (Green)
2013-2017: Mitt Romney (Republican)
2012 (With Rick Perry) def: Hillary Clinton/Gary Locke (Democratic), Bruce Sterling/Krysten Sinema (Code Green Alliance)
2017-: Brian Schweitzer (Democratic)
2016 (With Hilda Solis) def: Mitt Romney/Rick Perry (Republican)
2020 (With Hilda Solis) def: Ted Cruz/Rick Santorum (Republican), Howard Schultz/Krist Novoselic (Independent), Beto O’Rourke/Lawrence Lessing (Reform:2020)
 

Stuyvesant

Just wait until I actually get my shit together
Location
The Place Beyond The Pines
Pronouns
he/him
Heads of the Yankee Outfit

1903-1915: William “Big Bill” Devery/Frankie Farrell (Tammany)

1915: Ousted in internal coup
1915-1923: Jacob “The Colonel” Ruppert/Tillinghast “Cap” Huston (Tammany)
1923: Ruppert forced Huston out, seizing complete control of the Outfit
1923-1939: Jacob “The Colonel” Ruppert (Ruppert Clique)
1939: Ruppert dies, his children are not interested in the position, Third-In Command Fast Eddie is made Head
1939-1945: “Fast” Eddie Barrow (Ruppert Clique)
1945: Fast Eddie is 'encouraged' to retire by a syndicate of "New Blood"
1945-1947: Larry MacPhail†/"Steel Man" Dan Topping/Del Webb (New Syndicate)
1947: MacPhail is assassinated by an unknown party, likely hired by Topping and Webb
1947-1964: "Steel Man" Dan Topping/Del Webb (New Syndicate)
1964: Webb decides to 'go legit' and Topping gains sole executive power, aligning with the Columbia System
1964-1966: "Steel Man" Dan Topping (Columbia Bookkeeping)
1966: Topping retires and the System appoints a Company Man
1966-1973: Mike “Big E” Burke (Columbia Bookkeeping)
1973: Shipping Magnate Steinbrenner wrests the Outfit from the System and reorganizes the Outfit in his image
1973-2008: George “The Boss” Steinbrenner (Steinbrenner Clique)
2008: The Boss retires and leaves the Outfit in his sons' hands
2008-2020: Hal Steinbrenner/Hank "Junior" Steinbrenner (Steinbrenner Clique)
2020: Hal dies, leaving Junior as sole Head of the Outfit
2020-Present: Hank "Junior" Steinbrenner (Steinbrenner Clique)

The Yankee Outfit is an infamous Criminal Organization that has dominated the Northeastern United States for over a Century, even expanding operations throughout the country under the leadership of longtime lynchpin “Boss” George Steinbrenner. The Outfit started out as an affiliate of the Tammany Hall political machine, running the city’s pool halls and sports betting operations. “Colonel” Ruppert however expanded the Outfit’s operations with Prohibition, with the proceeds from Rumrunning allowing them to go independent. The Ruppert Clique was built upon the work of its “Murderers’ Row”, with great gangsters like George “Babe” Ruth and Lou “Iron Horse” Gehrig crushing any competition.

Ruppert died in 1939, leaving the Outfit without a single executive vision, with “Fast Eddie” content to not rock the boat. Barrow was displaced by the “New Syndicate” led by Larry MacPhail of the Cincinnati Outfit, who was himself ‘divested’ following a public argument with his partners in 1947. After Webb retired in 1964, Topping began to look to the future and believed the future lay with the corporatization of crime, and aligned with the Columbia Bookkeeping Syndicate, an alliance of likeminded outfits. The CBS collapsed in 1973 and Boss Steinbrenner went independent again and molded the Yankee Outfit into the national organization it is today.
 

Mumby

Always mysterious!
Published by SLP
Location
Municipal Commune of Bourne
Pronouns
He/Him
View attachment 40560

Monarchs of the United Kingdom

1952-1981: Elizabeth II (Windsor)
1981-2021: Charles III (Windsor)
2021-0000: William V (Windsor)

Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom

1979-1982: Margaret Thatcher (Conservative)
1979 (Majority) def. Jim Callaghan (Labour), David Steel (Liberal), Harry West (Ulster Unionist)
1982-1983: Willie Whitelaw (Conservative majority)
1983-1984: Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (Conservative led National Government)
1984-1984: Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton (Conservative led Caretaker Government)
1984; David Steel (Liberal), Michael Foot (Labour), disputed (Social Democratic), vacant (Conservative), Robert Bradford (Ulster Unionist)
1984-1989: David Owen (SDP-Conservative coalition, with Liberal confidence and supply)
1989-1993: David Owen (Social Democratic)
1989 (Coalition with Greens and Conservatives) def. Tony Benn (Labour), David Icke (Green), Jimmy Goldsmith (Conservative), David Penhaligon (Liberal), Robert Bradford (Ulster Unionist)
1993-1994: 'Cabinet Government' (SDP-Green-Conservative coalition, with UUP confidence and supply)
1994-1998: Jimmy Goldsmith (Peoples')
1994 (Majority) def. collective (Democratic Opposition - Labour, Liberals, Greens), Ian Paisley (Ulster Unionist)
1998-1999: Alan Clark (Peoples' majority)
1999-2004: 'Cabinet Government' (Peoples')
1999 (Majority) def. Dennis Skinner (Labour), David Icke (Turquoise Alliance - Turquoise Group, UUP), collective (United Democracy)
2004-2014: Tim Collins (Peoples')
2004 (Majority) def. Dennis Skinner (Labour), Peter Hain (United Democracy), David Icke (Turquoise Alliance - Turquoise Group, UUP)
2009 (Majority) def. Dennis Skinner (Labour), Nick Griffin (National Front), 'Hunter S. Thompson' (United Democracy), David Icke (Turquoise Group), Peter Robinson (Ulster Unionist)

2014-2021: Zac Goldsmith (Peoples')
2014 (Majority) def. Nick Griffin (National Front), Dennis Skinner (Labour), 'Johnny Depp' (United Democracy), Peter Robinson (Ulster Unionist)
2019 (Majority) def. Steven Patrick Morrissey (National Front), J.K. Rowling (United Democracy), Dave Nellist (Socialist Alternative), Edwin Poots (Ulster Unionist)

2021-0000: 'Cabinet Government' (Peoples' majority)

The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy. If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you.

In 1981, Queen Elizabeth II was assassinated while on a state visit in New Zealand. This plunged the Westminster Government into a constitutional crisis, terminally weakening then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's leadership. This was accentuated by emerging allegations of widespread sexually predatory behaviour, and her protecting certain perpetrators allied to her political project. In 1982 she left of her own accord. While Whitelaw did some patching, his own leadership was undermined by the loss of the Malvinas Islands to Argentina. While the Tories had adopted elections for their leadership in the 1960s, this was an unprecedented moment of crisis. The King intervened, forming a National Government led by former Prime Minister Macmillan from the Lords.

Macmillan continued to lead after the 1984 elections and the immediate collapse of the SDP-Liberal Alliance as Roy Jenkins and David Owen fell out over the circumstances of building a governing coalition. Once again, the King intervened, smoothing the path to a broad (and anti-socialist) coalition. Owen would govern for nearly a decade, facing off against a firmly republican Labour leadership, enduring the near collapse of the Liberal Party over the aftermath of Thatcher era revelations and the continued confidence and supply agreement, and taking the insurgent rise of the Greens in his stride.

In 1993 however, the wheels came off Owen's government - David Icke had been an invaluable ally in ensuring his governing coalition's viability. The start of his 'Turquoise Period' put an end to that as he began to speak openly of conspiracies, involving the British monarchy amongst others. While the Green Party splintered into multiple shards, and Owen was forced to submit his resignation, King Charles entered the Cabinet Office to chair meetings of his Ministers personally. The brief 'Cabinet Government' saw the formalisation of what had been happening for over a decade - deep personal involvement of the monarchy in the day to day running of the country. And to ensure his legacy was secured, the allies of the King were formalised into the Peoples' Party. Including hard-right adherents of absolute monarchy and running across to christian democrats and centrist ecologists, the Peoples' Party is the de facto parliamentary wing of Buckingham Palace.

The undermining of the Opposition has become routine and almost naked. The Labour Party became a party of doctrinaire republican socialism, unwilling to collaborate with potential allies in the former Liberal and Green Parties, while the conspiratorial fusion of Ickeists and British Israelites in Ulster was tolerated to present a contrast to the governing party. With the eventual collapse of that alliance, the National Front was sponsored, fragmenting Labour support in their working class heartlands and of the UDP in their prosperous suburbs. The UDP became ensnared by 'celebrity politics', initially as a publicity gimmick, and now formally under the leadership of Rowling who has led their party in a similarly conspiratorial route - albeit one that distracts from the true conspiracy that has centralised power in the monarchy's hands more thoroughly than any time for nearly three centuries.

But change is afoot. The charade is falling apart, as Prince William undertakes a palace coup, holding in his hands the receipts of bloody assassinations. Now in power, William shows no sign of seeking to restore true parliamentary democracy. But the founding articles of the modern British state have been aired in public. The naked display of Royal power has rankled, and a client media establishment finds it difficult to adapt without totally revealing their abject surrender to monarchical authority, or fall afoul of Palace disapproval.
 

Tsar of New Zealand

Fear, Loathing, and 16 Tons of Number 9 Coal
Location
Where people are one and they get things done
Pronouns
He/him/his
British take on the Iranian Rastakhiz?
I got strong United Russia vibes, what with the cultivated opposition of lunatics, fascists, and shambolic liberals who exist to demonstrate the folly of democracy.

Though I'm not sure who out of Morrissey vs. Zhirinovsky should be more offended by the comparison I've leapt to.
 

Meppo

Well-known member
Location
Default City, Russia
Pronouns
he/him
But change is afoot. The charade is falling apart, as Prince William undertakes a palace coup, holding in his hands the receipts of bloody assassinations. Now in power, William shows no sign of seeking to restore true parliamentary democracy. But the founding articles of the modern British state have been aired in public. The naked display of Royal power has rankled, and a client media establishment finds it difficult to adapt without totally revealing their abject surrender to monarchical authority, or fall afoul of Palace disapproval.
Who's the most prominent British opposition figure outside its Parliament's political system?
 
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