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Land of Hope and Glory, a UK-based political RP (OOC)

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Current Date: 7th January, 2020-14th January, 2020



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Welcome to Land of Hope and Glory, a British political RP which enables players to explore and immerse themselves into the complicacies of the centuries old political system of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, from the bellicose exchanges within the House of Commons to the reserved scrutiny of the House of Lords and from the quiet conscientious deliverance of constituency work to the sardonic tenor of a divided political discourse.

Narrowly surviving a confidence vote in December 2018, Prime Minister Diana Naismith resigned to make way for a new Conservative leader, and thus a new Prime Minister. Her legacy, no matter how positive she tried to be, will forever be marked by her impotence in office.

In July, her successor was chosen, bombastic, confident and hardline brexiteer backbench MP Brian Hansen, an ex-London Mayor and former foreign secretary who resigned over Naismith's brexit deal. Hansen pushed for either a 'good deal or no deal' and said he would walk away from talks if the EU did not agree to renegotiate.

As the October 31st deadline for a deal approached and Parliament prepared to extend EU membership until January 30th, a desperate Hansen had parliament prorogued in September, sparking fury from remainers who launched a supreme court case and won. A new Parliament voted for an extension, which the Prime Minister promptly refused to sign. However, in order to avoid being found in contempt of Parliament, the PM sent an unsigned letter to the EU asking for an extension accompanied by a signed letter urging EU negotiators not to accept.

However, to Hansen's dismay, they did. This resulted in Hansen taking advantage of his lead in the polls and asking Parliament to call a general election. After a serious slew of umming and ahing, the Labour Party agreed to one. However, during the election campaign, Hansen managed to renegotiate the terms of the EU deal, splitting the UK's internal market to allow Northern Ireland to remain in the single market and still leaving the opportunity for no deal at the end of December 2020 after an 11 month transition period. However, despite the deal's pitfalls, the election was catastrophic for the opposition, as the Government won an 80-seat majority and the Labour Party suffered its worst loss since 1935.

The labour leadership resigned - and now Prime Minister Brian Hansen has a mandate to implement his agenda. Whether a trade deal can be negotiated with the EU is yet to be seen. And for Labour - a leadership election contest has begun to see who can recover the party from this historic defeat.

Play as a Minister, MP, Lord or any other such politically inclined individual. Or perhaps, you are more predisposed towards standing for election? From Councillor to the Premiership, you have the opportunity to shape the United Kingdom and it's political landscape, and potentially ensure that history remembers you.

All characters within this RP are original and all political figures after Margaret Thatcher's resignation in 1990 have been replaced by ersatz politicians. However, all historical events, statistics and issues up until the RP's beginning remain the same.



Notice: The Land of Hope and Glory is a sanctioned OOC sister RP to the Land of the Free, an American Political RP.




HM's RP Administration: Greater Arab State (Co-OP), Agarntrop (Co-OP), Sarenium (Assistant Administrator), The World Capitalist Confederation (Assistant Administrator) and Alozia (Designated liaison with LOTF administration)


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PARLIAMENTARY ARITHMETIC OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS:

Conservative: 365
Labour: 200
Scottish National Party: 47
Liberal Democrats: 11
Democratic Unionist Party: 8
Sinn Fein: 7
Plaid Cymru: 3
SDLP: 2
Alliance: 1
Green Party: 1
Independent: 5




RULES AND REGULATIONS:

1: The words of the OP's are those of the gods, however RP’er’s are permitted to argue their position in a civil manner but the decision taken is ultimately final.

2: No real life people as characters. You cannot RP Jacob Rees-Mogg, as noted in the introduction, all politicians post-Thatcher do not exist and have been replaced by generic stand-ins.

3: On the topic of absences, a suggested minimum is one post per week, however, we realise that this may be impractical due to RL situations and such we therefore politely ask you to inform us that you will be absent and for what period of time. However, if you were to leave the RP without notification we may have to simulate your character for certain procedures, such as Parliamentary votes.

4: With regard to the quality of posts, we do ask for a certain quality standard, no one or two line posts. However, a shorter post is acceptable within situations such as conversations.

5: We ask that your characters be of high quality and standard, therefore we ask that you refrain from a flawless characters with impeccable careers whom are then hard to interact with for RP progression. Furthermore, no sabotage characters, you may well have a dislike of the Tory Party, but it is no reason to create a character designed to damage the party and lacking in redeeming qualities.

6: There shall be no cheat-editing, edits to formatting and typos are permitted however anything major is not to be changed, particularly if it has been responded to. Gaffes are common, after all.

7: If unsure of the legality or acceptance of something, ask any of the administrators OOC, it is always best to check before committing an action, after all- there is limited leniency applied if an action is clearly bad.

8: No events that directly affect another character are to take place without prior permission. In summary, no outrageous accidents or physical acceptance unless permitted. Assassinations are banned, any and all external actions undertaken by politicians will take place in an event.

9: No meta-gaming, there is to be no OOC influencing of your characters actions. If they are in a closed situation such as a debate, they are unable to cite specific statistics, for example.

10: PG-13 limit. As per the rules of the site, there is to be no sexual or heavily vulgar content posted. You will be well aware of violating content when you see it.


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Character Roster:

National-Level Politicians
The Conservative Party

Joseph Brian De Van Hansen - Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party

Victoria Millington - Home Secretary, First Secretary of State and MP for South Northamptonshire

James Farrington - Foreign Secretary, MP for Chelsea and Fulham

Jessica Holland - Brexit Secretary, MP for Bromley and Chislehurst

Duncan Ingram - MP for Windsor


The Labour Party

Alexandra Bennett - Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition

David Richardson - MP for Warrington North

Barbara Stellar - MP for Chesterfield

Anna Rollings - MP for Liverpool Walton

David Kennedy - MP for Liverpool West Derby

The Liberal Democrats

Others

Charles Henderson - leader of the Brexit Party and MEP

Amanda Ferguson - leader of the Scottish National Party and MSP

Catherine Barrett - leader of the Democratic Unionist Party and MLA

Johnathan Mierand - SNP MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar and head of the SNP trade union group

Tom Castle - Vice Chairman of the Brexit Party


Local-Level Politicians
The Conservative Party

The Labour Party

The Liberal Democrats

Others


Non-Office-Holding Politicians
The Conservative Party

The Labour Party

Ralph Bowan - General Secretary of UNITE

The Liberal Democrats

Others


Most Desired Positions

  • Not-Bercow
  • Tories and libdems of any kind
  • SNP Parliamentary Leadership
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NS Nation Name: Sao Nova Europa
Character Name: Charles Henderson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 51
Character Height: 1.88cm
Character Weight: 64kg
Character Position/Role/Job:
Financial Analyst at Corporate Finance Division of Chase Bank, London (1993 - 1996)
Consultant at McKinsey & Company, London (1996 - 2000)
Member of European Parliament (2004 - Now)
Chairman of UKIP (2007 - 2016)
Chairman of the National Rally Party [Former Brexit Party] (2018 - Now)
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Character State of Origin: Dover
Character State of Residence: Dover
Character Party Affiliation: Brexit Party
Main Strengths:

Fiery orator - A charismatic and fiery orator and debater.
Popular with Brexiteers - He is extremely popular among Brexit supporters.

Main Weaknesses:

Elite background - His elite background can be used to accuse him of being a 'fake populist' and that he does not really represent the people.
Controversial statements - From statements about Islam to migration to gay rights and climate change, he has made a series of statements that place him outside of the British political mainstream and leave him open to attacks by the media.
Eccentric - While part of his charm, his anachronistic upper-class mannerisms and consciously traditionalist attitudes are derided by many.
Ties with [Trump] - Charles has been very supportive of US President [Trump], who is generally unpopular among the British public.

Biography:

Charles was born in Dover on 28 March 1967. He was the younger son of Jacob Henderson, editor of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, and Barbara Morris, daughter of a Conservative Party MP. Charles attended Ashdown House, a preparatory boarding school in East Sussex. He managed to gain a King's Scholarship to study at Eton College; he was described as an excellent student but one that was socially awkward. Charlies studied Mathematics at University of St Andrews, where he graduated with an upper second-class honours degree in 1989. Charles decided to continue his studies abroad, attending Stanford University, where he earned a Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy. For the next two years, he attended Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA (Master Business Administration).

In 1993, he became financial analyst at the corporate finance division of Chase Bank in London. In 1996, he was hired as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London, focusing primarily on the telecommunications and financial services industries. In 2001, he entered politics as that year's national elections, he was selected as the Conservative candidate for The Wrekin in Shropshire. He managed to gain a substantial percentage but lost to the the incumbent Labour MP by a slim margin. In his electoral campaign, though, he managed to garner media attention that was disproportional to his political size. His controversial comments allowed him to establish the reputation of a staunch fiscal and social conservative, well to the right of his party. In 2003, he criticized the then leadership of the party for it's efforts to increase representation of ethnic minorities on the party candidate list, arguing that such quotas were undemocratic and did not represent the country.

His disagreements with party line over a variety of issues, led him to eventually become a member of UKIP that same year. Charles gained notoriety as a debater in various news panels where he was called to represent his new party. He became increasingly popular among the membership, even overshadowing elected MEPs. In the 2004 European Elections, UKIP saw a large increase in support (6.5%) and Charles was elected MEP. His fiery speeches in the European Parliament and his attacks on EU officials further elevated his profile among Euroskeptic voters.

As the party leader, Roger Holmes, had to resign due to unexpected health issues in late 2006, Charles entered the leadership race and managed to overwhelmingly defeat his opponents and become the new leader of the party. He turned UKIP to the right and tried to shift its image of a singe-issue party. He gave it an ideological platform of fiscal conservatism, reducing taxes and immigration, reintroducing Grammar Schols and denying climate change. He accused the then leader of the Conservatives, Daniel Campion, of being a socialist interested in "gay marriage, foreign aid, and wind farms". In 2009 European elections, UKIP finished second with 15.6% of the vote and 13 seats, putting pressure on the Conservatives.

Charles moved the party further to the right, emphasizing the opposition to migration and 'Islamic extremism'. In the 2010 general elections, UKIP won 3.1% of the vote but failed to elect any seats. Charles managed to remain in his position as party leader after a close leadership election and turned the attention of the party to austerity instead. He argued that the 'globalist elites' wanted to place the burden of the crisis on the backs 'of the people'. The party became more populist, emulating less the Thatcherite-Reaganite right Charles used to support and instead looking more and more like continental nationalist parties. This was derided by some commentators who pointed out Charles' eccentric upper class manners and privileged background but Charles was able to successfully argue that he wasn't part of the 'liberal elites'.

In the 2013 elections, UKIP performed extremely well with an average of 23% in the wards where it stood, and increasing its number of elected councillors from 4 to 147. In the 2014 local elections, UKIP won 163 seats, an increase of 128, but did not take control of any council. In the 2014 European Parliament elections, UKIP received the greatest number of votes (27.5%) of any British party, producing 24 MEPs. Charles became a household name and his electoral success prompted the Conservatives to promise a referendum on UK membership in the EU. UKIP won 12.6% of the vote in the 2015 elections, but elected only 1 MP.

As promised, the Conservatives called a referendum on British membership in the European Union. Charles campaigned for Brexit, emphasizing the negative effects of mass migration and of EU regulations. The British voters supported Brexit. With the campaign to leave the EU a success, Charles resigned from the leadership of UKIP. Charles visited the US, where he managed to meet with US Presidential candidate [Trump] and expressed his support for him. Charles did not contest in the 2017 general elections. On 4 December 2018, he announced he was leaving UKIP and in February he announced the creation of a new political party, 'Brexit Party'. "We will make sure that the result of the referendum shall be respected and that the Conservatives shall not bring us a 'soft Brexit', essentially a 'No-Brexit' " he stated.

The Brexit Party was molded by Charles into a right-wing libertarian-populist party. Aside from its strict support of hard Brexit, it attacked 'climate socialism', supported large-scale cuts in income and corporate taxation, abolishing the BBC fee, ending 'mass immigration and taking control of our borders' and cutting back 'regulations and red tape': it believed it could thus turn Britain into the European Singapore. It attacked the Conservatives on two fronts: that they wouldn't deliver 'clear' Brexit and that they abandoned conservative principles in favor of 'lite socialism'.

With Brian Hansen becoming Prime Minister, he entered into a truce with the Conservatives. His agreement with the Conservative leader allowed Hansen to go into the 2019 elections without too much a worry about a split vote. After the 2019 elections, however, Charles has intensified his criticism of the Prime Minister and, in order to remain viable politically, has moved the party into a more populist and nationalist direction, turning his attention on knife crime and migrant boats arriving onto the British shore. The Brexit Party was renamed the National Rally Party and now Charles hopes to pick up disaffected conservative voters and bring the [Trump] populist-nationalist revolution to the UK.

Other Info:

He is married with two children.

Political Positions:
Abortion: Pro-life, he believes it should be available only in cases of rape, incest or danger to mother's life.
Brexit: Hard Brexit only.
Climate Change: Believes it is a socialist conspiracy.
Gun Rights: Believes in liberalization of gun laws.
Defence: Opposes UK involvement in the Middle East, arguing that it is a waste of cash that could be invested in the UK. Wants to increase military spending by at least 1% of the GDP and is a strong supporter of maintaining a powerful military.
Energy: He supports all energy industries.
Veterans: Supports increased welfare spending for veterans.
Immigration: Wants an Australian-style system of immigration, increase of border guards and a [Trump]-style ban of immigration from 'terrorist-infested countries'. He also supports a floating barrier on the English channel to stop the migrant boats and pushbacks by the British Coastal Guard.
Devolution: Supports an English Parliament.
NHS: Supports limited privatization of certain services (arguing that they could be better provided by the private sector for the state rather than having the state provide them directly) and cooperation between state-run and private hospitals. At the same time, though, he promises greater funding for the NHS.
Home Affairs: Supports tougher sentences, wants to increase funding for the police and the number of police officers in the streets by hiring more policemen. For Islamic terrorists, he supports life sentence without parole.
Same-sex marriage: Opposed.

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My horse in the leadership race, who I will finish ASAP:

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NS Nation Name: Emazia/WCC
Character Name: Farouk Sharrar MP
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 49
Character Height: 175cm
Character Weight: 65kg
Character Position/Role/Job: Staffer for not-Livingstone (1993-1999), not-Livingstone Chief of Staff (1999-2001), London-wide MLA (2001-2008), MP for Regent's Park and Kensington North (2008-2012), Mayor of London (2012-)
Appearance: Image
Character Constituency of Origin: Regent's Park and Kensington North (born in Cairo, Egypt)
Character Constituency of Residence: Regent's Park and Kensington North
Character Party Affiliation: Labour
Main Strengths: Inspirational background, strong record as MLA, MP and Mayor, high name recognition as Mayor of London, close connections to not-Livingstone which could help him retain his seat in London and hold some degree of sway over Labour MLAs, popular among the left-wing of the Labour Party and grassroots, very popular among young voters.
Main Weaknesses: Accused of anti-semitism, Egyptian Arab background and may face Islamophobia, close connections to not-Livingstone and may be seen as a cronyist for him, being a Londoner could weaken him due to alienating Northern voters, similar stances to Bennett and may be framed as a continuation candidate to her
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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Sao Nova Europa
Character Name: Charles Henderson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 51
Character Height: 1.88cm
Character Weight: 64kg
Character Position/Role/Job:
Financial Analyst at Corporate Finance Division of Chase Bank, London (1993 - 1996)
Consultant at McKinsey & Company, London (1996 - 2000)
Member of European Parliament (2004 - Now)
Chairman of UKIP (2007 - 2016)
Chairman of the National Rally Party [Former Brexit Party] (2018 - Now)
Appearance:



Character State of Origin: Dover
Character State of Residence: Dover
Character Party Affiliation: Brexit Party
Main Strengths:

Fiery orator - A charismatic and fiery orator and debater.
Popular with Brexiteers - He is extremely popular among Brexit supporters.

Main Weaknesses:

Elite background - His elite background can be used to accuse him of being a 'fake populist' and that he does not really represent the people.
Controversial statements - From statements about Islam to migration to gay rights and climate change, he has made a series of statements that place him outside of the British political mainstream and leave him open to attacks by the media.
Eccentric - While part of his charm, his anachronistic upper-class mannerisms and consciously traditionalist attitudes are derided by many.
Ties with [Trump] - Charles has been very supportive of US President [Trump], who is generally unpopular among the British public.

Biography:

Charles was born in Dover on 28 March 1967. He was the younger son of Jacob Henderson, editor of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, and Barbara Morris, daughter of a Conservative Party MP. Charles attended Ashdown House, a preparatory boarding school in East Sussex. He managed to gain a King's Scholarship to study at Eton College; he was described as an excellent student but one that was socially awkward. Charlies studied Mathematics at University of St Andrews, where he graduated with an upper second-class honours degree in 1989. Charles decided to continue his studies abroad, attending Stanford University, where he earned a Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy. For the next two years, he attended Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA (Master Business Administration).

In 1993, he became financial analyst at the corporate finance division of Chase Bank in London. In 1996, he was hired as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London, focusing primarily on the telecommunications and financial services industries. In 2001, he entered politics as that year's national elections, he was selected as the Conservative candidate for The Wrekin in Shropshire. He managed to gain a substantial percentage but lost to the the incumbent Labour MP by a slim margin. In his electoral campaign, though, he managed to garner media attention that was disproportional to his political size. His controversial comments allowed him to establish the reputation of a staunch fiscal and social conservative, well to the right of his party. In 2003, he criticized the then leadership of the party for it's efforts to increase representation of ethnic minorities on the party candidate list, arguing that such quotas were undemocratic and did not represent the country.

His disagreements with party line over a variety of issues, led him to eventually become a member of UKIP that same year. Charles gained notoriety as a debater in various news panels where he was called to represent his new party. He became increasingly popular among the membership, even overshadowing elected MEPs. In the 2004 European Elections, UKIP saw a large increase in support (6.5%) and Charles was elected MEP. His fiery speeches in the European Parliament and his attacks on EU officials further elevated his profile among Euroskeptic voters.

As the party leader, Roger Holmes, had to resign due to unexpected health issues in late 2006, Charles entered the leadership race and managed to overwhelmingly defeat his opponents and become the new leader of the party. He turned UKIP to the right and tried to shift its image of a singe-issue party. He gave it an ideological platform of fiscal conservatism, reducing taxes and immigration, reintroducing Grammar Schols and denying climate change. He accused the then leader of the Conservatives, Daniel Campion, of being a socialist interested in "gay marriage, foreign aid, and wind farms". In 2009 European elections, UKIP finished second with 15.6% of the vote and 13 seats, putting pressure on the Conservatives.

Charles moved the party further to the right, emphasizing the opposition to migration and 'Islamic extremism'. In the 2010 general elections, UKIP won 3.1% of the vote but failed to elect any seats. Charles managed to remain in his position as party leader after a close leadership election and turned the attention of the party to austerity instead. He argued that the 'globalist elites' wanted to place the burden of the crisis on the backs 'of the people'. The party became more populist, emulating less the Thatcherite-Reaganite right Charles used to support and instead looking more and more like continental nationalist parties. This was derided by some commentators who pointed out Charles' eccentric upper class manners and privileged background but Charles was able to successfully argue that he wasn't part of the 'liberal elites'.

In the 2013 elections, UKIP performed extremely well with an average of 23% in the wards where it stood, and increasing its number of elected councillors from 4 to 147. In the 2014 local elections, UKIP won 163 seats, an increase of 128, but did not take control of any council. In the 2014 European Parliament elections, UKIP received the greatest number of votes (27.5%) of any British party, producing 24 MEPs. Charles became a household name and his electoral success prompted the Conservatives to promise a referendum on UK membership in the EU. UKIP won 12.6% of the vote in the 2015 elections, but elected only 1 MP.

As promised, the Conservatives called a referendum on British membership in the European Union. Charles campaigned for Brexit, emphasizing the negative effects of mass migration and of EU regulations. The British voters supported Brexit. With the campaign to leave the EU a success, Charles resigned from the leadership of UKIP. Charles visited the US, where he managed to meet with US Presidential candidate [Trump] and expressed his support for him. Charles did not contest in the 2017 general elections. On 4 December 2018, he announced he was leaving UKIP and in February he announced the creation of a new political party, 'Brexit Party'. "We will make sure that the result of the referendum shall be respected and that the Conservatives shall not bring us a 'soft Brexit', essentially a 'No-Brexit' " he stated.

The Brexit Party was molded by Charles into a right-wing libertarian-populist party. Aside from its strict support of hard Brexit, it attacked 'climate socialism', supported large-scale cuts in income and corporate taxation, abolishing the BBC fee, ending 'mass immigration and taking control of our borders' and cutting back 'regulations and red tape': it believed it could thus turn Britain into the European Singapore. It attacked the Conservatives on two fronts: that they wouldn't deliver 'clear' Brexit and that they abandoned conservative principles in favor of 'lite socialism'.

With Brian Hansen becoming Prime Minister, he entered into a truce with the Conservatives. His agreement with the Conservative leader allowed Hansen to go into the 2019 elections without too much a worry about a split vote. After the 2019 elections, however, Charles has intensified his criticism of the Prime Minister and, in order to remain viable politically, has moved the party into a more populist and nationalist direction, turning his attention on knife crime and migrant boats arriving onto the British shore. The Brexit Party was renamed the National Rally Party and now Charles hopes to pick up disaffected conservative voters and bring the [Trump] populist-nationalist revolution to the UK.

Other Info:

He is married with two children.

Political Positions:
Abortion: Pro-life, he believes it should be available only in cases of rape, incest or danger to mother's life.
Brexit: Hard Brexit only.
Climate Change: Believes it is a socialist conspiracy.
Gun Rights: Believes in liberalization of gun laws.
Defence: Opposes UK involvement in the Middle East, arguing that it is a waste of cash that could be invested in the UK. Wants to increase military spending by at least 1% of the GDP and is a strong supporter of maintaining a powerful military.
Energy: He supports all energy industries.
Veterans: Supports increased welfare spending for veterans.
Immigration: Wants an Australian-style system of immigration, increase of border guards and a [Trump]-style ban of immigration from 'terrorist-infested countries'. He also supports a floating barrier on the English channel to stop the migrant boats and pushbacks by the British Coastal Guard.
Devolution: Supports an English Parliament.
NHS: Supports limited privatization of certain services (arguing that they could be better provided by the private sector for the state rather than having the state provide them directly) and cooperation between state-run and private hospitals. At the same time, though, he promises greater funding for the NHS.
Home Affairs: Supports tougher sentences, wants to increase funding for the police and the number of police officers in the streets by hiring more policemen. For Islamic terrorists, he supports life sentence without parole.
Same-sex marriage: Opposed.

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Postby Agarntrop » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:10 pm

Emazia wrote:
Sao Nova Europa wrote:
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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Sao Nova Europa
Character Name: Charles Henderson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 51
Character Height: 1.88cm
Character Weight: 64kg
Character Position/Role/Job:
Financial Analyst at Corporate Finance Division of Chase Bank, London (1993 - 1996)
Consultant at McKinsey & Company, London (1996 - 2000)
Member of European Parliament (2004 - Now)
Chairman of UKIP (2007 - 2016)
Chairman of the National Rally Party [Former Brexit Party] (2018 - Now)
Appearance:



Character State of Origin: Dover
Character State of Residence: Dover
Character Party Affiliation: Brexit Party
Main Strengths:

Fiery orator - A charismatic and fiery orator and debater.
Popular with Brexiteers - He is extremely popular among Brexit supporters.

Main Weaknesses:

Elite background - His elite background can be used to accuse him of being a 'fake populist' and that he does not really represent the people.
Controversial statements - From statements about Islam to migration to gay rights and climate change, he has made a series of statements that place him outside of the British political mainstream and leave him open to attacks by the media.
Eccentric - While part of his charm, his anachronistic upper-class mannerisms and consciously traditionalist attitudes are derided by many.
Ties with [Trump] - Charles has been very supportive of US President [Trump], who is generally unpopular among the British public.

Biography:

Charles was born in Dover on 28 March 1967. He was the younger son of Jacob Henderson, editor of The Daily Telegraph newspaper, and Barbara Morris, daughter of a Conservative Party MP. Charles attended Ashdown House, a preparatory boarding school in East Sussex. He managed to gain a King's Scholarship to study at Eton College; he was described as an excellent student but one that was socially awkward. Charlies studied Mathematics at University of St Andrews, where he graduated with an upper second-class honours degree in 1989. Charles decided to continue his studies abroad, attending Stanford University, where he earned a Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy. For the next two years, he attended Harvard Business School where he earned an MBA (Master Business Administration).

In 1993, he became financial analyst at the corporate finance division of Chase Bank in London. In 1996, he was hired as a consultant at McKinsey & Company in London, focusing primarily on the telecommunications and financial services industries. In 2001, he entered politics as that year's national elections, he was selected as the Conservative candidate for The Wrekin in Shropshire. He managed to gain a substantial percentage but lost to the the incumbent Labour MP by a slim margin. In his electoral campaign, though, he managed to garner media attention that was disproportional to his political size. His controversial comments allowed him to establish the reputation of a staunch fiscal and social conservative, well to the right of his party. In 2003, he criticized the then leadership of the party for it's efforts to increase representation of ethnic minorities on the party candidate list, arguing that such quotas were undemocratic and did not represent the country.

His disagreements with party line over a variety of issues, led him to eventually become a member of UKIP that same year. Charles gained notoriety as a debater in various news panels where he was called to represent his new party. He became increasingly popular among the membership, even overshadowing elected MEPs. In the 2004 European Elections, UKIP saw a large increase in support (6.5%) and Charles was elected MEP. His fiery speeches in the European Parliament and his attacks on EU officials further elevated his profile among Euroskeptic voters.

As the party leader, Roger Holmes, had to resign due to unexpected health issues in late 2006, Charles entered the leadership race and managed to overwhelmingly defeat his opponents and become the new leader of the party. He turned UKIP to the right and tried to shift its image of a singe-issue party. He gave it an ideological platform of fiscal conservatism, reducing taxes and immigration, reintroducing Grammar Schols and denying climate change. He accused the then leader of the Conservatives, Daniel Campion, of being a socialist interested in "gay marriage, foreign aid, and wind farms". In 2009 European elections, UKIP finished second with 15.6% of the vote and 13 seats, putting pressure on the Conservatives.

Charles moved the party further to the right, emphasizing the opposition to migration and 'Islamic extremism'. In the 2010 general elections, UKIP won 3.1% of the vote but failed to elect any seats. Charles managed to remain in his position as party leader after a close leadership election and turned the attention of the party to austerity instead. He argued that the 'globalist elites' wanted to place the burden of the crisis on the backs 'of the people'. The party became more populist, emulating less the Thatcherite-Reaganite right Charles used to support and instead looking more and more like continental nationalist parties. This was derided by some commentators who pointed out Charles' eccentric upper class manners and privileged background but Charles was able to successfully argue that he wasn't part of the 'liberal elites'.

In the 2013 elections, UKIP performed extremely well with an average of 23% in the wards where it stood, and increasing its number of elected councillors from 4 to 147. In the 2014 local elections, UKIP won 163 seats, an increase of 128, but did not take control of any council. In the 2014 European Parliament elections, UKIP received the greatest number of votes (27.5%) of any British party, producing 24 MEPs. Charles became a household name and his electoral success prompted the Conservatives to promise a referendum on UK membership in the EU. UKIP won 12.6% of the vote in the 2015 elections, but elected only 1 MP.

As promised, the Conservatives called a referendum on British membership in the European Union. Charles campaigned for Brexit, emphasizing the negative effects of mass migration and of EU regulations. The British voters supported Brexit. With the campaign to leave the EU a success, Charles resigned from the leadership of UKIP. Charles visited the US, where he managed to meet with US Presidential candidate [Trump] and expressed his support for him. Charles did not contest in the 2017 general elections. On 4 December 2018, he announced he was leaving UKIP and in February he announced the creation of a new political party, 'Brexit Party'. "We will make sure that the result of the referendum shall be respected and that the Conservatives shall not bring us a 'soft Brexit', essentially a 'No-Brexit' " he stated.

The Brexit Party was molded by Charles into a right-wing libertarian-populist party. Aside from its strict support of hard Brexit, it attacked 'climate socialism', supported large-scale cuts in income and corporate taxation, abolishing the BBC fee, ending 'mass immigration and taking control of our borders' and cutting back 'regulations and red tape': it believed it could thus turn Britain into the European Singapore. It attacked the Conservatives on two fronts: that they wouldn't deliver 'clear' Brexit and that they abandoned conservative principles in favor of 'lite socialism'.

With Brian Hansen becoming Prime Minister, he entered into a truce with the Conservatives. His agreement with the Conservative leader allowed Hansen to go into the 2019 elections without too much a worry about a split vote. After the 2019 elections, however, Charles has intensified his criticism of the Prime Minister and, in order to remain viable politically, has moved the party into a more populist and nationalist direction, turning his attention on knife crime and migrant boats arriving onto the British shore. The Brexit Party was renamed the National Rally Party and now Charles hopes to pick up disaffected conservative voters and bring the [Trump] populist-nationalist revolution to the UK.

Other Info:

He is married with two children.

Political Positions:
Abortion: Pro-life, he believes it should be available only in cases of rape, incest or danger to mother's life.
Brexit: Hard Brexit only.
Climate Change: Believes it is a socialist conspiracy.
Gun Rights: Believes in liberalization of gun laws.
Defence: Opposes UK involvement in the Middle East, arguing that it is a waste of cash that could be invested in the UK. Wants to increase military spending by at least 1% of the GDP and is a strong supporter of maintaining a powerful military.
Energy: He supports all energy industries.
Veterans: Supports increased welfare spending for veterans.
Immigration: Wants an Australian-style system of immigration, increase of border guards and a [Trump]-style ban of immigration from 'terrorist-infested countries'. He also supports a floating barrier on the English channel to stop the migrant boats and pushbacks by the British Coastal Guard.
Devolution: Supports an English Parliament.
NHS: Supports limited privatization of certain services (arguing that they could be better provided by the private sector for the state rather than having the state provide them directly) and cooperation between state-run and private hospitals. At the same time, though, he promises greater funding for the NHS.
Home Affairs: Supports tougher sentences, wants to increase funding for the police and the number of police officers in the streets by hiring more policemen. For Islamic terrorists, he supports life sentence without parole.
Same-sex marriage: Opposed.

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Kargintinia wrote:Guess I should make a character

please do ;)
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NS Nation Name: Puertollano
Character Name: Barbara Stellar
Character Gender: Female
Character Age: 60
Character Height: 1.5m
Character Weight: 60kg
Character Position/Role/Job: MP for Chestershire (1992-Current)
Appearance: Image
Character model, for personal note: Victoria Treadell
Character Constituency of Origin: Hartlepool
Character Constituency of Residence: Chestershire
Character Party Affiliation: Labour
Main Strengths: Popular local member, symbiotic with working class.
Main Weaknesses: Past criticism over treatment of staffers, tenuous relationship with National Executive Committee.

Biography: Barbara Rhiannon Fairway was born in 1959 to her parents in a small council home in Hartlepool. Her father was a labourer at the port in Hartlepool, where he would unload shipments coming into the town. Her mother was a stay-at-home wife, like many women during that period. Both of her parents were both committed labour members, and also staunch socialists. This radical upbringing helped shape her beliefs that she continues to hold today. Barbara attended the local state-funded school, where she took up an interest in nursing and medicine. Following her initial years of schooling, Barbara went off to do nursing, where she found her passion. This took her to Chestershire, where the mining communities there were in need of more nurses, Barbara accepted and transferred to a hospital in Chestershire.

Although having been a member in the union (GMB), Barbara had never been much of an activist until she really settled into Chestershire. There she took part in union campaigns in 1982 against the Tory Government. It was during this same time span that Barbara met Nicolai Stellar, a Romanian-born miner in Chestershire. She first met him when he arrived at the hospital following a mining accident, where he fell over and broke his leg. Barbara was responsible for nursing him back to health. In a later interview, Barbara admits that she fell in love with him during that period, and so did he with her. Nicolai's family had escaped Romania during World War Two and he was brought up in an immigrant, working-class family. That working class background brought them together further. Together, they married in 1985. She took on his last name.

Feeling like she wanted a change of pace, Barbara convinced Nicolai to run for Council District election as a Labour candidate. He was successfully elected as one of the Labour councilors in Chestershire North West in 1987. She campaigned fervently on his behalf and Nicolai served as a socialist-leaning Labour councilor for many more local elections to come. Convinced as to her own campaigning capabilities, Barbara believed it was time she tried to run for political office. In 1991, at the age of 32, Barbara ran for the same council seat that her husband held after he retired at the end of two terms. Based off the political clout of her last name in the local area, as well as her strong union and nurses connections, she won. But her reign as councilor did not last long. Concerned with the direction of the country as a whole, Barbara ran for the riding of Chestershire. Despite a few pundits questioning her ability to win as a woman in a more socially conservative-minded seat, she was elected comfortably on a nation-wide Labour swing in 1992.

During her time in parliament, Barbara was known as a fiercely pro-worker candidate and a traditional working-class socialist. In 1994, Barbara came under some fire for the treatment of staffers in her office and many local newspapers used this information in an attempt to discredit her. According to sources in her own office, Barbara would sometimes burst into fits of rage over issues whether they be small or large. Although nothing was specifically noted, apparently her local office would also have to purchase new office chairs because they were broken. One staffer also told the media that she was concerned of 'New Labour' infiltrators into her office during and after the 1997 General Election. This would often lead to the sacking of many staffers for supposed allegiances to the right of the party, those who strongly supported Tom Blake.

This skepticism of New Labour brought her head-to-head with the Labour National Executive Committee, people she blasted as "yuppie conservatives". She would often vote against the government on some of the more neoliberal measures of the Tony Blair government, including voting against the Iraq War. Barbara was very supportive of (Not-Corbyn) being elected Labour leader in 2015, often going on national television on the lead up to the vote championing her cause. Due to this, she is considered one of her closest allies in the Labour Party. Barbara campaigned to leave the European Union in 2016 and has stringently opposed a second referendum at all costs. As of late, her bullish nature granted her the nickname of the "Babushka of Chestershire", but she is still very popular among her constituents.


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Postby Emazia » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:31 pm

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NS Nation Name: Puertollano
Character Name: Barbara Stellar
Character Gender: Female
Character Age: 60
Character Height: 1.5m
Character Weight: 60kg
Character Position/Role/Job: MP for Bolsover (1992-Current)
Appearance: (Image)
Character model, for personal note: Victoria Treadell
Character Constituency of Origin: Hartlepool
Character Constituency of Residence: Bolsover
Character Party Affiliation: Labour
Main Strengths: Popular local member, symbiotic with working class.
Main Weaknesses: Past criticism over treatment of staffers, tenuous relationship with National Executive Committee.

Biography: Barbara Rhiannon Fairway was born in 1959 to her parents in a small council home in Hartlepool. Her father was a labourer at the port in Hartlepool, where he would unload shipments coming into the town. Her mother was a stay-at-home wife, like many women during that period. Both of her parents were both committed labour members, and also staunch socialists. This radical upbringing helped shape her beliefs that she continues to hold today. Barbara attended the local state-funded school, where she took up an interest in nursing and medicine. Following her initial years of schooling, Barbara went off to do nursing, where she found her passion. This took her to Bolsover, where the mining communities there were in need of more nurses, Barbara accepted and transferred to a hospital in Bolsover.

Although having been a member in the union (GMB), Barbara had never been much of an activist until she really settled into Bolsover. There she took part in union campaigns in 1982 against the Tory Government. It was during this same time span that Barbara met Nicolai Stellar, a Romanian-born miner in Bolsover. She first met him when he arrived at the hospital following a mining accident, where he fell over and broke his leg. Barbara was responsible for nursing him back to health. In a later interview, Barbara admits that she fell in love with him during that period, and so did he with her. Nicolai's family had escaped Romania during World War Two and he was brought up in an immigrant, working-class family. That working class background brought them together further. Together, they married in 1985. She took on his last name.

Feeling like she wanted a change of pace, Barbara convinced Nicolai to run for Council District election as a Labour candidate. He was successfully elected as one of the Labour councilors in Bolsover North West in 1987. She campaigned fervently on his behalf and Nicolai served as a socialist-leaning Labour councilor for many more local elections to come. Convinced as to her own campaigning capabilities, Barbara believed it was time she tried to run for political office. In 1991, at the age of 32, Barbara ran for the same council seat that her husband held after he retired at the end of two terms. Based off the political clout of her last name in the local area, as well as her strong union and nurses connections, she won. But her reign as councilor did not last long. Concerned with the direction of the country as a whole, Barbara ran for the riding of Bolsover. Despite a few pundits questioning her ability to win as a woman in a more socially conservative-minded seat, she was elected comfortably on a nation-wide Labour swing in 1992.

During her time in parliament, Barbara was known as a fiercely pro-worker candidate and a traditional working-class socialist. In 1994, Barbara came under some fire for the treatment of staffers in her office and many local newspapers used this information in an attempt to discredit her. According to sources in her own office, Barbara would sometimes burst into fits of rage over issues whether they be small or large. Although nothing was specifically noted, apparently her local office would also have to purchase new office chairs because they were broken. One staffer also told the media that she was concerned of 'New Labour' infiltrators into her office during and after the 1997 General Election. This would often lead to the sacking of many staffers for supposed allegiances to the right of the party, those who strongly supported Tom Blake.

This skepticism of New Labour brought her head-to-head with the Labour National Executive Committee, people she blasted as "yuppie conservatives". She would often vote against the government on some of the more neoliberal measures of the Tony Blair government, including voting against the Iraq War. Barbara was very supportive of Bennett being elected Labour leader in 2015, often going on national television on the lead up to the vote championing her cause. Due to this, she is considered one of her closest allies in the Labour Party. Barbara campaigned to leave the European Union in 2016 and has stringently opposed a second referendum at all costs. As of late, her bullish nature granted her the nickname of the "Babushka of Bolsover", but she is still very popular among her constituents.


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Bolsover was lost by Labour in 2019 and is currently a Conservative seat. Chesterfield is a neighbouring seat and is currently held by Labour.
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NS Nation Name: Puertollano
Character Name: Barbara Stellar
Character Gender: Female
Character Age: 60
Character Height: 1.5m
Character Weight: 60kg
Character Position/Role/Job: MP for Bolsover (1992-Current)
Appearance: (Image)
Character model, for personal note: Victoria Treadell
Character Constituency of Origin: Hartlepool
Character Constituency of Residence: Bolsover
Character Party Affiliation: Labour
Main Strengths: Popular local member, symbiotic with working class.
Main Weaknesses: Past criticism over treatment of staffers, tenuous relationship with National Executive Committee.

Biography: Barbara Rhiannon Fairway was born in 1959 to her parents in a small council home in Hartlepool. Her father was a labourer at the port in Hartlepool, where he would unload shipments coming into the town. Her mother was a stay-at-home wife, like many women during that period. Both of her parents were both committed labour members, and also staunch socialists. This radical upbringing helped shape her beliefs that she continues to hold today. Barbara attended the local state-funded school, where she took up an interest in nursing and medicine. Following her initial years of schooling, Barbara went off to do nursing, where she found her passion. This took her to Bolsover, where the mining communities there were in need of more nurses, Barbara accepted and transferred to a hospital in Bolsover.

Although having been a member in the union (GMB), Barbara had never been much of an activist until she really settled into Bolsover. There she took part in union campaigns in 1982 against the Tory Government. It was during this same time span that Barbara met Nicolai Stellar, a Romanian-born miner in Bolsover. She first met him when he arrived at the hospital following a mining accident, where he fell over and broke his leg. Barbara was responsible for nursing him back to health. In a later interview, Barbara admits that she fell in love with him during that period, and so did he with her. Nicolai's family had escaped Romania during World War Two and he was brought up in an immigrant, working-class family. That working class background brought them together further. Together, they married in 1985. She took on his last name.

Feeling like she wanted a change of pace, Barbara convinced Nicolai to run for Council District election as a Labour candidate. He was successfully elected as one of the Labour councilors in Bolsover North West in 1987. She campaigned fervently on his behalf and Nicolai served as a socialist-leaning Labour councilor for many more local elections to come. Convinced as to her own campaigning capabilities, Barbara believed it was time she tried to run for political office. In 1991, at the age of 32, Barbara ran for the same council seat that her husband held after he retired at the end of two terms. Based off the political clout of her last name in the local area, as well as her strong union and nurses connections, she won. But her reign as councilor did not last long. Concerned with the direction of the country as a whole, Barbara ran for the riding of Bolsover. Despite a few pundits questioning her ability to win as a woman in a more socially conservative-minded seat, she was elected comfortably on a nation-wide Labour swing in 1992.

During her time in parliament, Barbara was known as a fiercely pro-worker candidate and a traditional working-class socialist. In 1994, Barbara came under some fire for the treatment of staffers in her office and many local newspapers used this information in an attempt to discredit her. According to sources in her own office, Barbara would sometimes burst into fits of rage over issues whether they be small or large. Although nothing was specifically noted, apparently her local office would also have to purchase new office chairs because they were broken. One staffer also told the media that she was concerned of 'New Labour' infiltrators into her office during and after the 1997 General Election. This would often lead to the sacking of many staffers for supposed allegiances to the right of the party, those who strongly supported Tom Blake.

This skepticism of New Labour brought her head-to-head with the Labour National Executive Committee, people she blasted as "yuppie conservatives". She would often vote against the government on some of the more neoliberal measures of the Tony Blair government, including voting against the Iraq War. Barbara was very supportive of Bennett being elected Labour leader in 2015, often going on national television on the lead up to the vote championing her cause. Due to this, she is considered one of her closest allies in the Labour Party. Barbara campaigned to leave the European Union in 2016 and has stringently opposed a second referendum at all costs. As of late, her bullish nature granted her the nickname of the "Babushka of Bolsover", but she is still very popular among her constituents.


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Bolsover was lost by Labour in 2019 and is currently a Conservative seat. Chesterfield is a neighbouring seat and is currently held by Labour.


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Should I make someone Tory or Labour

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Postby Agarntrop » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:50 pm

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NS Nation Name: Agarntrop
Character Name: David Richardson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 58
Character Height: 5' 11"
Character Weight: 185 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (2015-2018), Shadow Lord Chancellor (2015-2018), Shadow Minister for Justice (2012-2015), Secretary of State for Health (1998-2003), Minister of State for Health (1997-1998), Shadow Minister of State for Health (1994-1997), Shadow Parliamentary Under-secretary for Health (1992-1994), Member of Parliament for Warrington North (1992-Present), Councillor for the Warrington District of Cheshire County Council (1988-1992).
Appearance: Image
Character Constituency of Origin: Tatton
Character Constituency of Residence: Warrington North
Character Party Affiliation: Labour
Main Strengths: Strong experience, appeals to both socialist and centrist sides of the Labour Party, intellegent, decisive.
Main Weaknesses: Makes frequent gaffes, makes contraversial and divisive statements on occasion, overall a somewhat difficult person.
Biography:
David Jeremy Richardson was born on the 30th October 1960 to a middle class family in a village in Cheshire near Knutsford, where Richardson attended the local primary school. Richardson was noted by teachers to be intellegent but boisterous and unruly. Much to his discontent, Richardson's family moved from the village to the town of Warrington in 1968 due to Richardson's father's job as a consultant psychiatrist. Richardson, however, settled in to this environment soon enough and earned several O-levels and CSEs in maths, sciences and humanities, before earning A-levels in Politics, Engineering and Economics, and then completing a bachelor's degree at Durham University in Politics and Economics.

Richardson became a member of the Labour Party Young Socialists in 1976, and took an active role in its Cheshire branch. He took a comparably moderate position to most of its members who supported the Militant Tendency group. This led to him eventually leaving the LPYS after he argued for Michael Foot to resign after the 1983 election result, calling him "useless" and "unelectable." He continued, however, to remain a member of the Labour Party, and strongly supported Neville Kirkbride's denunciation of the Militant Tendency at the 1985 party conference.

Starting in 1984, Richardson worked for the Cheshire County council, collecting and analyzing data for them. He was then nominated to stand for the Warrington District on the council and he accepted such nomination. He was then elected in 1988 to serve as part of the Cheshire labour party at the time, where he worked notably and tirelessly and was thus nominated by the party to stand for the solid labour seat of Warrington North in 1992, where he easily won with a labour majority of over 12,000.

Shortly after the election, Richardson was appointed as a Shadow Parliamentary Under-secretary for Health, and was loyal to the party whip. Richardson spent the first two years of his time in parliament advocating for increased funding for healthcare services across the board. He accused the Tories of 'routine underinvestment' in healthcare.

Richardson supported Tom Blake at the 1994 labour leadership election, and was promoted to shadow Minister of State for Health shortly after Blake took office. He once again argued for more spending on the NHS and an increase in hospital staff numbers.

He retained his seat with a stonking mandate at the 1997 general election, acheiving a majority of over 19,000. He then assumed a ministerial position and went about attempting to acheive what he had intended to achieve in opposition, and influenced Tom Blake to dramatically increase funding for the Department for Health.

His pivotal role in this respect resulted in him being upgraded to Secretary of State for Health in 1998, when he became increasingly constrained by finances and bureaucracy, so had to temporarily set aside most of his ambitious plans, but still set about increasing investment in especially historically downtrodden hospitals and expanding GP coverage to remote communities in rural northern England and Scotland.

He was a major figure on the Labour Party campaign trail in the 2001 General Election, during which he promised "huge investment in new staff for our great National Health Service" if labour were elected and also stated that these investments will "affect every inch of Britain" and that "no place will be left behind for as long as I am health minister."

Richardson retained his seat at the 2001 general election with a majority of 15,156. He set to work in his department, although after 9/11 he began to develop a rift with the Prime Minister, due to his emphatic support for (not-Bush)'s war on terror, which Richardson was sceptical of. However, at least for the time being, Richardson mostly ignored this rift as he "had more important things to focus on for [his] department, like delivering on our election promises and securing a ramping up of our healthcare system," which he succesfully did in 2002.

Richardson was "appalled" at plans to invade Iraq in 2002, claiming that it was "ridiculous to start a conflict that will ultimately take thousands of lives when there is a clear diplomatic alternative," and that "we should take the sensible stance of our French and German partners, we are strong allies with the USA, but that does not mean that we are their puppets."

His noticable difference in attitude to the PM on this matter led to increasing calls for him to resign, which he eventually did reluctantly in February 2003, after it being speculated that the PM was planning to fire him. His official reasoning was so he could vote against the Iraq War, and denied any claims that he had been pressured by any senior Labour figures to resign.

This led to him returning to the backbenches where he fiercely and furiously argued against the Iraq War and frequently rebelled against the government on foreign policy motions, but mostly kept in line when it came to other bills proposed by the government. He retained his seat at the 2005 General Election, with a majority of over 12,000. He attributed the labour party's majority being cut from over 150 to 66 at the election to the "catastrophe" of the Iraq War.

After the 2005 election, he published a book entitled "English Nationalism: The Superiority Complex," criticising nationalists for assuming a false sense of British superiority and power rather than engaing in sensible and logical decisions. He also began to criticise the tabloid newspapers, especially after the phone hacking scandal of 2011, calling them "corrupt" and "manipulative," and was seen ripping up a copy of the Daily Mail, with the 'enemies of the people' headline, on a live TV interview in November 2016.

He was a major voice for the adoption of Keynesian monetary measures after the 2008 crash, claiming it had shown that "deregulation has failed us miserably" and that the world must seek a new and more interventionist economic apporach he described as "new Keynesianism."

In the 2010 general election Richardson retained his seat with a majority of 6,771. Richardson blamed labour's wider election loss on the party's "stubborn retention of the previous economic policy, which, as history has shown, is the worst possible response to an economic crash."

Richardson supported Ted Merriment for the labour leadership contest in 2010, and developed a close relationship with Merriment and supported his changes to the Labour party that shifted it away from Blakeism. Richardson's close relationship with Merriment resulted in him being appointed shadow justice minister in 2012, where he argued against "hypocritical" budget cuts to the prison system.

Richardson retained his seat at the 2015 general election with an increased majority of 8,923. He originally supported (not Burnham) at the 2015 leadership election, although pledged his "full support" to (not Corbyn) after he was elected, and was promoted to shadow secretary of state for justice after the election, where he advocated for an end to austerity in the prison sector, the complete removal and replacement of IPPs, and more community service sentences rather than prison sentences or fines.

Richardson campaigned to remain in the 2016 EU Referendum. He was emphatically passionate about the issue and allegedly criticised (not Corbyn) for his lack of enthusiasm for the matter. He described the ultimate defeat of the remain campaign as "crushing" and was accused of suggesting the leave campaign only won because they had the "establishment media" on their side, a suggestion he later denied.

Despite his emphatic support for remain prior to the referendum, Richardson almost immediately said that he would "respect the result of the referendum," and called suggestions for a second one so soon after the last one "bizzare and ridiculous." However, he rejected any proposition to leave the EU Single Market and the EEA, claiming that Vote Leave had promised to remain in such organisations after brexit and as a result it would be undemocratic and scheming of them to "abuse" the result to "push an extremist agenda the public didn't vote for."

Despite his alleged critical comments made back during the Referendum campaign, he defended (not Corbyn) in the 2016 labour leadership challenge and stayed on as a cabinet minister.

He retained his seat at the 2017 general election, with a majority of over 9,500. He described the election result as "a message that the established order is about to go, and that a new kind of politics will take over." He also declared that "we have beaten the establishment for the first time since they took a stranglehold on power in 1979." He was later questioned as to why he served in Tom Blake's cabinet when he was clearly implying Blake's vision and views were no different to that of the conservative party in this declaration.

However, by new year 2018, Richardson began to become at odds with (not Corbyn) as he took an indecisive Brexit stance and began to lean towards a second referendum, something Richardson has always been opposed to. He also privately disagreed with (not Corbyn) over "unnecessary and hypocritical" cabinet firings.

He resigned as shadow secretary of state for justice in September 2018 after the labour party conference voted to support a second referendum, stating "it is too difficult for me to work in an indecisive shadow cabinet that one minute adopts a policy and sacks shadow ministers for supporting a contrary one, and then literally weeks later decides to adopt the contrary policy it has sacked shadow ministers for and then decides it will hound out shadow ministers who still support the original policy. It is almost as if one side thinks X will happen, the other side thinks Y will happen, and Mrs Bennett decides on Z."

After returning to the backbenches, Richardson furiously criticised both Diana Naismith and Brian Hansen. He controversially described Naismith as 'in political terms, somehow more dead than a rotting corpse,' sparking anger from those who considered it an offensive and graphic remark. He later went on to rail against Brain Hansen, who he labelled an 'aspiring despot' and 'poundshop Milosevic,' over his prorogation of Parliament.

Richardson campaigned determinedly in the 2019 General Election, however came close to losing his seat when the Tory landslide results came in. He called upon (not Corbyn) to resign, and criticised the Labour campaign for having an 'out of touch attitude' to voters living 'north of Milton Keynes.' He has now floated the idea of running for the Labour party leadership.

Other Info: 1 brother, Agnostic, member of the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance.

Married with 2 children:

Alfie (born 1998) - Age 21
Layla (born 2007) - Age 12

Political Positions:

Abortion: Supports the current relatively lenient laws in place for abortion in Great Britain, and believes they should be extended to Northern Ireland
Brexit: Despite originally opposing Brexit, supports "upholding the will of the people" and carrying it out following the referendum, but still favours UK membership of the EEA and Single Market.
Climate Change: Believes that strong action is needed to prevent climate change.
Defence: Generally opposes millitary interventions (although exceptions can be made for the NATO operations in Bosnia in 1995 and military interventions in Sierra Leone) and privately supports cutting the defence budget to 2% of the GDP.
Energy: Supports completely phasing out fossil fuels by 2030, and recognises nuclear energy as a "potential solution."
Immigration: Supports keeping freedom of movement with the European Union, but is opposed to expanding it.
Devolution: Supports giving greater autonomy to devolved parliaments, but opposes Welsh or Scottish independence and Irish nationalism.
Northern Powerhouse: Hugely Supportive and believes should be a top priority for the Government to focus on.
NHS: Supports reducing privatisation of and increasing funding of the health service to at least 10% of the GDP.
Justice: Supports focusing the prison system towards rehabilitation over punishment for minor offenders, although recognises the need for a "strong deterrent" for severe offenders.
Same-sex Marriage: Supports strongly and voted for in 2013

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cap can review my app
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Postby Agarntrop » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:51 pm

Puertollano wrote:
Emazia wrote:Bolsover was lost by Labour in 2019 and is currently a Conservative seat. Chesterfield is a neighbouring seat and is currently held by Labour.


Oh shit, I was under the assumption we were rping the 2019 election.

we are past that point
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Kargintinia wrote:Should I make someone Tory or Labour

preferably tory
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Postby Emazia » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:54 pm

Agarntrop wrote:cap can review my app

I will, but I thought we made Bennett as not-Corbyn?
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will open ic when we have enough key positions filled, esp the pm
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Emazia wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:cap can review my app

I will, but I thought we made Bennett as not-Corbyn?

she hasnt apped yet? if you app her along with your london guy i will accept
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Agarntrop wrote:
Emazia wrote:I will, but I thought we made Bennett as not-Corbyn?

she hasnt apped yet? if you app her along with your london guy i will accept

Oh I don't intend to RP her, I just thought we were doing that to keep consistency with the pre-reboot lore.
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Emazia wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:she hasnt apped yet? if you app her along with your london guy i will accept

Oh I don't intend to RP her, I just thought we were doing that to keep consistency with the pre-reboot lore.

if you dont rp her then someone else can do not corbyn
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Character Information Sheet


NS Nation Name: Agarntrop
Character Name: David Richardson
Character Gender: Male
Character Age: 58
Character Height: 5' 11"
Character Weight: 185 lbs
Character Position/Role/Job: Shadow Secretary of State for Justice (2015-2018), Shadow Lord Chancellor (2015-2018), Shadow Minister for Justice (2012-2015), Secretary of State for Health (1998-2003), Minister of State for Health (1997-1998), Shadow Minister of State for Health (1994-1997), Shadow Parliamentary Under-secretary for Health (1992-1994), Member of Parliament for Warrington North (1992-Present), Councillor for the Warrington District of Cheshire County Council (1988-1992).
Appearance: (Image)
Character Constituency of Origin: Tatton
Character Constituency of Residence: Warrington North
Character Party Affiliation: Labour
Main Strengths: Strong experience, appeals to both socialist and centrist sides of the Labour Party, intellegent, decisive.
Main Weaknesses: Makes frequent gaffes, makes contraversial and divisive statements on occasion, overall a somewhat difficult person.
Biography:
David Jeremy Richardson was born on the 30th October 1960 to a middle class family in a village in Cheshire near Knutsford, where Richardson attended the local primary school. Richardson was noted by teachers to be intellegent but boisterous and unruly. Much to his discontent, Richardson's family moved from the village to the town of Warrington in 1968 due to Richardson's father's job as a consultant psychiatrist. Richardson, however, settled in to this environment soon enough and earned several O-levels and CSEs in maths, sciences and humanities, before earning A-levels in Politics, Engineering and Economics, and then completing a bachelor's degree at Durham University in Politics and Economics.

Richardson became a member of the Labour Party Young Socialists in 1976, and took an active role in its Cheshire branch. He took a comparably moderate position to most of its members who supported the Militant Tendency group. This led to him eventually leaving the LPYS after he argued for Michael Foot to resign after the 1983 election result, calling him "useless" and "unelectable." He continued, however, to remain a member of the Labour Party, and strongly supported Neville Kirkbride's denunciation of the Militant Tendency at the 1985 party conference.

Starting in 1984, Richardson worked for the Cheshire County council, collecting and analyzing data for them. He was then nominated to stand for the Warrington District on the council and he accepted such nomination. He was then elected in 1988 to serve as part of the Cheshire labour party at the time, where he worked notably and tirelessly and was thus nominated by the party to stand for the solid labour seat of Warrington North in 1992, where he easily won with a labour majority of over 12,000.

Shortly after the election, Richardson was appointed as a Shadow Parliamentary Under-secretary for Health, and was loyal to the party whip. Richardson spent the first two years of his time in parliament advocating for increased funding for healthcare services across the board. He accused the Tories of 'routine underinvestment' in healthcare.

Richardson supported Tom Blake at the 1994 labour leadership election, and was promoted to shadow Minister of State for Health shortly after Blake took office. He once again argued for more spending on the NHS and an increase in hospital staff numbers.

He retained his seat with a stonking mandate at the 1997 general election, acheiving a majority of over 19,000. He then assumed a ministerial position and went about attempting to acheive what he had intended to achieve in opposition, and influenced Tom Blake to dramatically increase funding for the Department for Health.

His pivotal role in this respect resulted in him being upgraded to Secretary of State for Health in 1998, when he became increasingly constrained by finances and bureaucracy, so had to temporarily set aside most of his ambitious plans, but still set about increasing investment in especially historically downtrodden hospitals and expanding GP coverage to remote communities in rural northern England and Scotland.

He was a major figure on the Labour Party campaign trail in the 2001 General Election, during which he promised "huge investment in new staff for our great National Health Service" if labour were elected and also stated that these investments will "affect every inch of Britain" and that "no place will be left behind for as long as I am health minister."

Richardson retained his seat at the 2001 general election with a majority of 15,156. He set to work in his department, although after 9/11 he began to develop a rift with the Prime Minister, due to his emphatic support for (not-Bush)'s war on terror, which Richardson was sceptical of. However, at least for the time being, Richardson mostly ignored this rift as he "had more important things to focus on for [his] department, like delivering on our election promises and securing a ramping up of our healthcare system," which he succesfully did in 2002.

Richardson was "appalled" at plans to invade Iraq in 2002, claiming that it was "ridiculous to start a conflict that will ultimately take thousands of lives when there is a clear diplomatic alternative," and that "we should take the sensible stance of our French and German partners, we are strong allies with the USA, but that does not mean that we are their puppets."

His noticable difference in attitude to the PM on this matter led to increasing calls for him to resign, which he eventually did reluctantly in February 2003, after it being speculated that the PM was planning to fire him. His official reasoning was so he could vote against the Iraq War, and denied any claims that he had been pressured by any senior Labour figures to resign.

This led to him returning to the backbenches where he fiercely and furiously argued against the Iraq War and frequently rebelled against the government on foreign policy motions, but mostly kept in line when it came to other bills proposed by the government. He retained his seat at the 2005 General Election, with a majority of over 12,000. He attributed the labour party's majority being cut from over 150 to 66 at the election to the "catastrophe" of the Iraq War.

After the 2005 election, he published a book entitled "English Nationalism: The Superiority Complex," criticising nationalists for assuming a false sense of British superiority and power rather than engaing in sensible and logical decisions. He also began to criticise the tabloid newspapers, especially after the phone hacking scandal of 2011, calling them "corrupt" and "manipulative," and was seen ripping up a copy of the Daily Mail, with the 'enemies of the people' headline, on a live TV interview in November 2016.

He was a major voice for the adoption of Keynesian monetary measures after the 2008 crash, claiming it had shown that "deregulation has failed us miserably" and that the world must seek a new and more interventionist economic apporach he described as "new Keynesianism."

In the 2010 general election Richardson retained his seat with a majority of 6,771. Richardson blamed labour's wider election loss on the party's "stubborn retention of the previous economic policy, which, as history has shown, is the worst possible response to an economic crash."

Richardson supported Ted Merriment for the labour leadership contest in 2010, and developed a close relationship with Merriment and supported his changes to the Labour party that shifted it away from Blakeism. Richardson's close relationship with Merriment resulted in him being appointed shadow justice minister in 2012, where he argued against "hypocritical" budget cuts to the prison system.

Richardson retained his seat at the 2015 general election with an increased majority of 8,923. He originally supported (not Burnham) at the 2015 leadership election, although pledged his "full support" to (not Corbyn) after he was elected, and was promoted to shadow secretary of state for justice after the election, where he advocated for an end to austerity in the prison sector, the complete removal and replacement of IPPs, and more community service sentences rather than prison sentences or fines.

Richardson campaigned to remain in the 2016 EU Referendum. He was emphatically passionate about the issue and allegedly criticised (not Corbyn) for his lack of enthusiasm for the matter. He described the ultimate defeat of the remain campaign as "crushing" and was accused of suggesting the leave campaign only won because they had the "establishment media" on their side, a suggestion he later denied.

Despite his emphatic support for remain prior to the referendum, Richardson almost immediately said that he would "respect the result of the referendum," and called suggestions for a second one so soon after the last one "bizzare and ridiculous." However, he rejected any proposition to leave the EU Single Market and the EEA, claiming that Vote Leave had promised to remain in such organisations after brexit and as a result it would be undemocratic and scheming of them to "abuse" the result to "push an extremist agenda the public didn't vote for."

Despite his alleged critical comments made back during the Referendum campaign, he defended (not Corbyn) in the 2016 labour leadership challenge and stayed on as a cabinet minister.

He retained his seat at the 2017 general election, with a majority of over 9,500. He described the election result as "a message that the established order is about to go, and that a new kind of politics will take over." He also declared that "we have beaten the establishment for the first time since they took a stranglehold on power in 1979." He was later questioned as to why he served in Tom Blake's cabinet when he was clearly implying Blake's vision and views were no different to that of the conservative party in this declaration.

However, by new year 2018, Richardson began to become at odds with (not Corbyn) as he took an indecisive Brexit stance and began to lean towards a second referendum, something Richardson has always been opposed to. He also privately disagreed with (not Corbyn) over "unnecessary and hypocritical" cabinet firings.

He resigned as shadow secretary of state for justice in September 2018 after the labour party conference voted to support a second referendum, stating "it is too difficult for me to work in an indecisive shadow cabinet that one minute adopts a policy and sacks shadow ministers for supporting a contrary one, and then literally weeks later decides to adopt the contrary policy it has sacked shadow ministers for and then decides it will hound out shadow ministers who still support the original policy. It is almost as if one side thinks X will happen, the other side thinks Y will happen, and Mrs Bennett decides on Z."

After returning to the backbenches, Richardson furiously criticised both Diana Naismith and Brian Hansen. He controversially described Naismith as 'in political terms, somehow more dead than a rotting corpse,' sparking anger from those who considered it an offensive and graphic remark. He later went on to rail against Brain Hansen, who he labelled an 'aspiring despot' and 'poundshop Milosevic,' over his prorogation of Parliament.

Richardson campaigned determinedly in the 2019 General Election, however came close to losing his seat when the Tory landslide results came in. He called upon (not Corbyn) to resign, and criticised the Labour campaign for having an 'out of touch attitude' to voters living 'north of Milton Keynes.' He has now floated the idea of running for the Labour party leadership.

Other Info: 1 brother, Agnostic, member of the Centre-Left Grassroots Alliance.

Married with 2 children:

Alfie (born 1998) - Age 21
Layla (born 2007) - Age 12

Political Positions:

Abortion: Supports the current relatively lenient laws in place for abortion in Great Britain, and believes they should be extended to Northern Ireland
Brexit: Despite originally opposing Brexit, supports "upholding the will of the people" and carrying it out following the referendum, but still favours UK membership of the EEA and Single Market.
Climate Change: Believes that strong action is needed to prevent climate change. Can you elaborate on this further?
Defence: Generally opposes millitary interventions (although exceptions can be made for the NATO operations in Bosnia in 1995 and military interventions in Sierra Leone) and privately supports cutting the defence budget to 2% of the GDP. The UK currently spends 1.7% of the GDP on defence. Does he support raising it or keeping it at 1.7%, or is this a gaffe of some sort?
Energy: Supports completely phasing out fossil fuels by 2030, and recognises nuclear energy as a "potential solution."
Immigration: Supports keeping freedom of movement with the European Union, but is opposed to expanding it.
Devolution: Supports giving greater autonomy to devolved parliaments, but opposes Welsh or Scottish independence and Irish nationalism.
Northern Powerhouse: Hugely Supportive and believes should be a top priority for the Government to focus on.
NHS: Supports reducing privatisation of and increasing funding of the health service to at least 10% of the GDP.
Justice: Supports focusing the prison system towards rehabilitation over punishment for minor offenders, although recognises the need for a "strong deterrent" for severe offenders.
Same-sex Marriage: Supports strongly and voted for in 2013

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Just a bit more info on climate and clarifications on defence, then I'll accept.

Agarntrop wrote:
Emazia wrote:Oh I don't intend to RP her, I just thought we were doing that to keep consistency with the pre-reboot lore.

if you dont rp her then someone else can do not corbyn

Alright, noted.
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Postby Tinhampton » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:16 pm

This is not a signup form. I have some questions about this roleplay - albeit mostly minor.

1. I take it this is a reboot of LOHAG (given that Emazia "re-accepted" Sao Nova Europa/Charles Henderson's application but the history here appears to be independent of any past roleplay series).
2. Does this roleplay (ICly) begin on 1st January 2020, or any date between then and 7th January?
3. How long is a week?
4. What is physical acceptance, or does that need to be untypoed?
5. Rule 9 states that if one's character is "in a closed situation such as a debate, they are unable to cite specific statistics, for example." Any statistics, or just those relating to the real world? :P
6. Some people have "Political Positions" in their application; some do not (and it is not present in the offical signup form). Which is it, then?
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Postby Emazia » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:19 pm

Tinhampton wrote:This is not a signup form. I have some questions about this roleplay - albeit mostly minor.

1. I take it this is a reboot of LOHAG (given that Emazia "re-accepted" Sao Nova Europa/Charles Henderson's application but the history here appears to be independent of any past roleplay series).
2. Does this roleplay (ICly) begin on 1st January 2020, or any date between then and 7th January?
3. How long is a week?
4. What is physical acceptance, or does that need to be untypoed?
5. Rule 9 states that if one's character is "in a closed situation such as a debate, they are unable to cite specific statistics, for example." Any statistics, or just those relating to the real world? :P
6. Some people have "Political Positions" in their application; some do not (and it is not present in the offical signup form). Which is it, then?

1. Yep
2. Yep
3. 1 IRL week I assume
4. I think it's meant to be physical altercation
5. Generally anything a reasonable person wouldn't be able to memorise and have reason to memorise
6. It's your choice, some people embed it into their biography, others have a separate section.
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