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Title: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 25, 2019, 07:48:36 pm
Backstory:
2012 - 2019

List of British Prime Ministers
Gordon Brown (Labour Majority), June 2007 - May 2010
Gordron Brown (Labour-Liberal Democrat Coalition), May 2010 - October 2011
John McDonnell (Labour Minority), October 2011 - February 2012
Theresa May (Conservative-UKIP-SNP-DUP-UUP Coalition), February 2012 - May 2014
Theresa May (Conservative-UKIP-DUP Coalition), May 2014 - June 2016
Andrea Leadson (Conservative-UKIP-DUP Coalition), June 2016 - July 2019

The election of 2010 threw British politics for a loop. Thanks to a massive show of force by the Liberal Democrats, a compromise was extracted from Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown in order to form a Government: the introduction of a proportional party-list system for British elections. This was first put to the test in 2012 and produced a haphazard election that few could invision working. Theresa Mayís Conservatives cobbled together a coalition with a two-vote majority.

The conflicting agendas came to a head in March of 2014, when the Government put forward a bill to call a referendum on the UKís membership in the European Union. Newly-elected SNP Leader Angus Robertson tabled an amendment to include a referendum on whether or not Scotland would remain in the United Kingdom on Scottish ballots at the same time as the European Union referendum. The Government whip was to vote against the Robertson Amendment. When all 10 SNP MPs voted for the Amendment, Mrs. May had no choice but to force them out of the Coalition, seemingly bringing down her Government, despite the Referendum Bill passing 317-311.

Mrs. May vowed to fight on in a new General Election, held in the early summer of 2014. She faced Ed Miliband-led Labour, Nick Cleggís Liberal Democrats, Nigel Farage (who led a successful campaign to regain control of UKIP after the election of 2012) and UKIP, and, for the first time, the Democratic Unionist Party standing in England and Wales. The campaign, the second fought under the proportional voting system, refined the style in Britain. The parties now understood how to fight a proportional election and what to expect when the results were declared.

Mrs. May fought back against many of the stereotypes put up against her and came across as commanding, confident, and bold. She increased the Conservatives seat total to 276 (+17 from 2012), while UKIP ended up with 51 seats (+2) and the DUP with 12 (+5), giving Mrs. May a strong Government with 339 seats. The Opposition, led by Mr. Clegg, was made up of 168 Liberal Democrats (-9), 101 Labour MPs (-19), 20 SNP (+10), 10 Greens (-2), 5 Plaid (+/-0), and 3 SDLP (+/- 0). Only 4 Sinn Fein MP was elected in a shocking blow to the Irish nationalist movement.

With Labour in a tail-spin for the second election in a row under the new style, Mr. Miliband resigned, opening up a civil war for the Labour Party. The leadership race was a brawl between two camps - the centrist Blairites, supporting Andy Burnham, and the radical supporters of former Chancellor Jeremy Corbyn, supporting Diane Abbott. While Mr. Burnham and Ms. Abbott kept their discourse civil, their supporters did not. The comments made online about each candidate led BBC presenter David Dimbelby to call it ďthe nastiest thing Iíve ever seen.Ē On the postal vote, Abbott barely eked ahead of Mr. Burnham, 52% to 48%.

As Labour swung far left, Mrs. May did her best to bring the Conservatives to the centre. She shunned hard-liners like Liam Fox and Michael Fallon from her second government and did her best to keep Nigel Farageís UKIP at armsí length. This nearly tore her second government apart when the time of the EU referendum came to pass. Mr. Farage, serving as Secretary of State for International Trade, demanded that the Cabinet, in the spirit of collective responsibility, all campaign to leave the European Union. Mrs. May balked, instead arguing that the Cabinet should sit the election out and only promote the importance of the vote, rather than pushing a specific agenda. After several tense meetings between Mrs. May, Mr. Farage, and Arlene Foster, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Cabinet agreed that each minister could campaign for any position they chose as long as they did not speak negatively about any other member of the Government in a personal manner.

Mr. Farage and Mrs. Foster campaigned strongly for the Leave campaign, as did Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, just returned as an MP for London in the 2014 election. The trio, joined by Labourís Gisela Stuart, were the public face of the referendumís Leave campaign. The Remain campaign was fronted by Mr. Clegg, as the Liberal Democrats were the only party to formally and officially declare that their position was to Remain in the European Union. Mrs. Abbott did not allow Labour to take a definite position, sometimes speaking in favor of leaving and sometimes speaking in favor of remaining, out of fear of further alienating the voting base after two bad elections. Mrs. May and the Tories took a formal position of neutrality, allowing individual MPs to campaign as they saw fit. Mrs. May did not campaign until the final days, and then did so only half-heartedly, to Remain.

On election night, the results were 53% to Leave, largely concentrated in the Midlands, the Northeast of England, and Yorkshire, to 47% to Remain, fueled by turnout in London, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Mrs. May, shocked by the results, resigned the day after the election. The Conservative election to replace her was less divided than the Labour election to replace Mr. Miliband, but did go to a postal vote for the first time.

Andrea Leadsom, who had served as Mrs. Mayís Home Secretary since 2014, emerged as the clear favorite of the Parliamentary Party and won 54% of their support on the final Parliamentary ballot. Mr. Fox, the Foreign Secretary from 2012 to 2014, was her opponent after capturing 31% of the Parliamentary Partyís support. The campaign between Mrs. Leadsom and Mr. Fox was cordial and polite, with both making the pitch on how they could secure the best deal for Britain with the European Union. Both of the candidates campaigned for Leave, meaning that regardless of who won the race, a Brexiteer would be in command. Mrs. Leadsom ended up winning with 58% of the postal vote. For the first time, a female Prime Minister had handed Number 10 over to another female Prime Minister.

Mrs. Abbott and Mr. Clegg were also forced out over Brexit, with many members upset over her inability to take a firm position on the Referendum and him for losing the vote. She found herself replaced by Gordon Brownís former Chancellor Alistair Darling, one of the loudest voices for Labour Remain and for Scotland remaining in the UK. There was not a vote of the Labour membership, as no one other than Mr. Darling were able to secure the required support from the Parliamentary Party. Mr. Clegg was replaced by Shadow Foreign Secretary Jo Swinson.

As Prime Minister, Mrs. Leadsom tried to surround herself with strong Brexit-supporting voices. Mr. Farage was named Foreign Secretary, Mr. Johnson assumed the newly-created Office of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and Mr. Fox was made Chancellor of the Exchequer. With her team in place, Mrs. Leadsom set out to spar with the European Union and beat the formidable alliance into submission.

Quickly, she learned how much harder of a task it would be than she expected. Mrs. Leadsomís flaws became obvious, having only served as Home Secretary for two years prior to becoming Prime Minister. Her cabinet, filled to the brim with strong personalities, was impossible to manage. Philip Hammond, the Home Secretary, was the only Remainer in a senior cabinet position and frequently clashed with both Mr. Farage and Mr. Johnson. Mr. Hammond resigned in February of 2017 after only a few months on the job, citing the difficulties in the Cabinet.

Mrs. Leadsom, Mr. Farage, and Mr. Johnson held their final negotiations with the EU in the early part of 2018. The plan that Mrs. Leadsom agreed to was not the one that the trio had intended. After the Cabinet voted to approve the agreement at Chequers, Mr. Farage, Mr. Johnson, and Mrs. Foster resigned from the Cabinet in protest over the terms Mrs. Leadsom had agreed to. In order to create any kind of deal, Mrs. Leadsom caved on key promises, including the creation of an Irish backstop, which would keep the UK in the EU if arrangements over the Northern Irish border could not be agreed to, and the granting of UK citizenship to millions of EU nationals residing in Britain in order to avoid disruption to the integrated economy. The sticking point that led Mr. Farage to specifically resign was the promise that the UK would pay a ďdivorce feeĒ to the EU totaling over 39 billion pounds.

With a reshuffled Cabinet and a Government held together by a shoe-string, Mrs. Leadsom presented the deal to Parliament on January 15, 2019. The Government was defeated 432 to 202. Mrs. Leadsom held on against a No Confidence Motion from Mrs. Swinson, 317 to 315, with several defections from the Government. The plan, essentially unchanged, received a second vote in the Commons on March 12. It was again defeated, 391 to 242. Calls for Mrs. Leadsom to go were loud, with the baying from the Government backbenches during PMQs almost louder than those from the Opposition benches. But she held on and went back to the EU in a last-ditch attempt to secure a better deal.

This process was made even more complicated by the emergence of The Independent Group, a splinter branch of 9 MPs, three from Labour, three from the Conservatives, two from the Liberal Democrats, and one from the SNP. These 9 MPs were united in their support for the European Union and the UK remaining in it, as well as the British people having a second referendum on the final Brexit withdrawal agreement. Soon after its founding, the party was forced to change its name to Change UK, because of the ban on political parties with the word "independent" in their name. Originally, The Independent Group was co-led by former Conservative Heidi Allen and former Labour MP Chuka Umunna but, since June of 2019, Change UK has been led by former Conservative Anna Soubry.

EU negotiators held firm against Mrs. Leadsom and refused to revise the Withdrawal Agreement in a substantive manner. On March 29, the vote on the Agreement was defeated for a third time, 344 to 286. The next morning, Mrs. Leadsom announced her intention to step down as leader of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister. The race to replace her was on.

Mr. Johnson was the first to throw his hat into the ring, and the first to receive significant support from members of the Parliamentary Party. David Cameron, who had been leader from 2005 until standing down after the 2010 election, emerged as a serious candidate after returning to Parliament in 2014, after stepping down in 2012, and serving as Mrs. Leadsomís Home Secretary after Mr. Hammon resigned. Mr. Cameronís chief supporters were Ken Clarke and Ian Duncan Smith, signaling Mr. Cameron as the candidate of the Old Guard, regardless of Brexit position. Education Secretary Michael Gove, International Trade Secretary Dominic Raab, and Brexit Secretary David Davis were also on the ballot for the Parliamentary Party, but Mr. Johnson and Mr. Cameron were presented to the Conservative Members via postal ballot after alternating topping the Parliamentary Party vote.

On July 18, after a three-week campaign, it was announced the Mr. Cameron would be returning to lead the Conservative Party over his rival, and former friend, Mr. Johnson. Mr. Cameron promised to return to the negotiating table with European Leaders. This, coupled with the fact that Mr. Farage was named Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Minister in Cameronís First Ministry, led to the downfall of the Government. Mr. Cameron called for an election on August 1, after only two weeks in office, describing the position he had inherited as ďpurely unmanagle and unstable; a disservice to the British people.'' He hoped that calling an election would ďprovide clear guidance to the Government on the course of Brexit that is desirable.Ē

Much has changed since the last election, in 2014. Britain has voted to leave the European Union, but can not agree how to do it. The Conservatives are on their third leader and Prime Minister in that time. Labour are now led by a centrist Scotsman who support the UK remaining in the EU and Scotland remaining in the UK. Mr. Clegg, who domineered the creation of the proportional voting system, was also out and replaced by a fresh face. In Scotland, the SNP are trying to build a come-back under First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who replaced Mr. Robertson in 2017, and in Northern Ireland, Mrs. Fosterís DUP have cemented themselves as the dominant political force with also finding a home in England (at least a temporary one). Even Mr. Farageís UKIP hasnít been smooth sailing, with former UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall leading a splinter faction to form the Brexit Party, arguing that Mr. Farageís two decades in (and out of) command of UKIP has turned the party into a cult of personality around the bombastic Brit rather than a party commited to British independence.

Rules

Borrowed, with support and minor changes, from Lumineís UK General Election 2012

General Election Rules:

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Number 10 Downing Street is the headquarters and London residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10_Downing_Street#/media/File:10_Downing_Street._MOD_45155532.jpg)
British Army, via Wikimedia Commons

Time: This election campaign will take place from August 1st to September 12th, 2019, a six week campaign. Each turn will last 72 hours, each covering one week of campaigning.

Turns: Campaigning will be held on a regional level for simplicity, your characters going to the 12 regions of the UK:

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European Parliament constituencies in the United Kingdom (since 2004) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Parliament_constituencies_in_the_United_Kingdom#/media/File:UK_European_Parliament_constituency.svg)
Zmiley, via Wikimedia Commons

Campaigns: You're free to make your own schedules and speeches, with normal campaigning being free. Each party will be able to PM the Game Moderator and ask for internal polls, canvassers/volunteers (to boost your campaign), endorsements (newspapers/organizations/celebrities) and advertising. The quality of these features will depend on a) the quality of the ask, b) the quality of the campaign being run, and c) the infrastructure of the party making the ask. The UK doesn't have the sort of TV attack ads the US does, so you'll have to be creative on the messages you put in billboards or images. You can of course also hold events or "interviews" to attack each other or promote yourself.

Debates: There will be debates, on turns 2 and 5. You can choose whether to show up or not (it can benefit you or hurt you depending on the circumstances), but the winner of each debate will receive a bonus in polling and enthusiasm.

Manifestos: At the end of the first turn each party must publish a manifesto. In order to make this easy and simple, you will be required to write a list with your five main pledges. For example, UKIP can write on their manifesto "- Leave the European Union without a DealĒ and so on. Manifestos will have a relevant impact and may be used by other players to attack you.

Polls: Some polls will be released to you each turn. But those polls are not 100% reliable, so be mindful of possible bias!

Electoral System: This is the biggest difference. The new system operates on party list PR, based on the regional system. There is a 5% threshold, which you must overcome if you wish to receive MPs in a given region.

Players

Prime Minister David Cameron (Conservative) - YPestis
Jo Swinson (Liberal Democrats) - SO19
Alistair Darling (Labour) - Jackson Hitchcock
Sadiq Khan - Hummus_con_Pita
Nigel Farage (UKIP) - ChairmanSanchez
Nicola Sturgeon (SNP) - Thumb21
Caroline Lucas (Greens) - GoTFan
Arlene Foster (DUP) - Terp40
Mary Lou McDonald (Sinn Fein) - Harry S. Truman
Adam Price (Plaid Cymru) - Ishan
Paul Nuttall (Brexit) - NYIndy
Anna Soubry (Change UK) - Lumine

Other members of the Big Four parties may become available as needed.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Godspeed RBG on June 25, 2019, 08:03:03 pm
I'll claim Farage and UKIP.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 25, 2019, 08:04:17 pm

Welcome!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on June 25, 2019, 08:06:13 pm
I'd like Alistar Campbell; if you'd prefer someone else have Labour I'd be interested, Caroline Lucas.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 25, 2019, 08:08:55 pm
I'd like Alistar Campbell; if you'd prefer someone else have Labour I'd be interested, Caroline Lucas.

Do you mean Alistair Darling? I'm fine with you playing as Labour.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: terp40hitch on June 25, 2019, 08:45:40 pm
Iíll take Lib. Dem.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Father of Three on June 25, 2019, 08:50:27 pm
I don't think I'll be able to give enough time to serve as a party leaders, but I do want to participate Ė if Jo Cox is alive in this timeline, could I take her? Otherwise, someone like Luciana Berger or Sadiq Khan?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on June 25, 2019, 09:01:43 pm
I'll take Plaid if I can!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on June 25, 2019, 09:05:33 pm
I was looking forward to an alternative Change UK - essentially because of the challenge of making something out of such a failed party -, but if that's not available then Brexit Party, please.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on June 25, 2019, 09:09:02 pm
I was looking forward to an alternative Change UK - essentially because of the challenge of making something out of such a failed party -, but if that's not available then Brexit Party, please.

Story of my life there, lol.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 25, 2019, 09:23:42 pm

Welcome!

I don't think I'll be able to give enough time to serve as a party leaders, but I do want to participate Ė if Jo Cox is alive in this timeline, could I take her? Otherwise, someone like Luciana Berger or Sadiq Khan?

Once all party leaders are filled, I will allow you to sign in as Sadiq Khan.

I was looking forward to an alternative Change UK - essentially because of the challenge of making something out of such a failed party -, but if that's not available then Brexit Party, please.

I originally wasn't going to create a ChangeUK, given the position of Labour in this TL, but I'll add them in for you - I think it can add a fun story line!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: GoTfan on June 25, 2019, 09:28:38 pm
May I take the Greens?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 25, 2019, 09:34:39 pm

Sure!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Unconditional Surrender Truman on June 26, 2019, 01:00:29 am
So basically, in summation, May is Cameron and Leadson is May in this scenario?

I'll take Sinn Fein, if I may.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 26, 2019, 06:18:43 am
So basically, in summation, May is Cameron and Leadson is May in this scenario?

I'll take Sinn Fein, if I may.

May and Leadsom do play those roles, essentially, yes.

Welcome as Sinn Fein!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on June 26, 2019, 09:38:57 am
Nicola Sturgeon please


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 26, 2019, 10:59:25 am

Welcome!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on June 26, 2019, 01:17:30 pm
On OP, it has the Labour leader as Alistar Campbell the Blair Communications guy but is it Campbell or Alistar Darling the Chancellor of the Exchequer.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 26, 2019, 03:26:12 pm
On OP, it has the Labour leader as Alistar Campbell the Blair Communications guy but is it Campbell or Alistar Darling the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

It's Darling, as per the backstory.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 26, 2019, 03:47:38 pm
YPestis has PM'd me and claimed Cameron and the Tories.

We are close to being at the point where we can start the game. We only have the DUP, Plaid, and Brexit left to claim and, if we don't have players for them by the end of the week, we can start with them being simmed by me.

I'm going to approve hummus as Sadiq Khan at this point.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: NyIndy on June 26, 2019, 11:01:11 pm
Could I get the Brexit Party?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 27, 2019, 08:06:57 am

Welcome!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: terp40hitch on June 27, 2019, 09:21:30 am
I actually don't think I can play as Lib. Dem.

I just don't think I know enough about UK politics especially since it is very changed


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 27, 2019, 12:11:00 pm
I actually don't think I can play as Lib. Dem.

I just don't think I know enough about UK politics especially since it is very changed

Would you rather play as a lesser party like Plaid or the DUP? I'd love to have you in the game.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Elastic Clinton/Newsom/Yee/Ma/Padilla voter for Mike Garcia on June 27, 2019, 01:31:57 pm
I'll take Liberal Democrats


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: terp40hitch on June 27, 2019, 02:03:05 pm
I actually don't think I can play as Lib. Dem.

I just don't think I know enough about UK politics especially since it is very changed

Would you rather play as a lesser party like Plaid or the DUP? I'd love to have you in the game.
I could play as DUP, I will do a little research tonight to get ready


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 27, 2019, 05:34:52 pm

Awesome!

All that's left open at this time is Plaid. I'll allow sign-ins for other members of the main parties at this time. Sign ins will close Sunday night.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: NyIndy on June 28, 2019, 01:09:09 am
I guess I can play Plaid


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on June 28, 2019, 01:28:24 am

Weren't you playing the Brexit Party?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Godspeed RBG on June 28, 2019, 01:30:44 am
I'm not trying to unfairly strengthen my hand (no seriously I'm not) but I'd definitely think a player taking Plaid or ChangeUK would be more interesting than UKIP verses NewKip.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 28, 2019, 09:04:29 am

Would you rather be Plaid or Brexit? You've already claimed Brexit.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Ishan on June 28, 2019, 11:42:00 am
I'll take Plaid or the Brexit party.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: NyIndy on June 28, 2019, 01:34:32 pm

Would you rather be Plaid or Brexit? You've already claimed Brexit.
I totally forgot! Sorry! I was running on an hour of sleep. Iíll stick with brexit sorry about that


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 28, 2019, 02:10:29 pm
I'll take Plaid or the Brexit party.

Welcome!

We now have a full cast! The game will start either tomorrow night or Sunday night.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on June 28, 2019, 02:36:48 pm
Just a clarification, the elections have done away with constituencies and replaced them with regions like MEP's? So if Labour gets 51% of the vote in the region London Labour would get 51% of the seats in London?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 28, 2019, 04:31:36 pm
Just a clarification, the elections have done away with constituencies and replaced them with regions like MEP's? So if Labour gets 51% of the vote in the region London Labour would get 51% of the seats in London?

That is correct. That was the twist Lumine created for the original game.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on June 28, 2019, 05:34:53 pm
Just a clarification, the elections have done away with constituencies and replaced them with regions like MEP's? So if Labour gets 51% of the vote in the region London Labour would get 51% of the seats in London?

That is correct. That was the twist Lumine created for the original game.

Yeah, pretty much.

This was Scotland in 2012:

SCOTLAND: 59 seats
Labour Party: 30% (18)
Liberal Democrats: 26% (16)
Conservative Party: 25% (15)
Scottish National Party: 17% (10)
Green Party: 1% (0)
Others: 1% (0)

Back then I eliminated the percentage that went for parties below the 5% threshold (2%, the Others + Green Party) and then made the calculations for each party. Seats are then allocated factoring for the party % based on the remaining 98% of useful votes (so to speak).

Thus, if Labour reached 30%, you divide 30/98 and the result (the real percentage in the votes that count) is then multipled by the number of seats per region (in this case 59).

So 30/98 = 0,306
0,306 x 59 = 18

Therefore, a 30% result for Labour in Scotland yields 18 MP's. It's a fairly simple excercise that, I think, gave the game back then an interesting twist, and it should be particularly interesting for this one since the large amount of parties makes it more likely some will miss the 5% threshold and thus be left without MP's in a given region.

(That's how I did it anyway, I'm sure there's a better way or that Dkrol has settled on his own methods)


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 28, 2019, 10:05:14 pm
Lumine, from a mod perspective, are my photos in the OP properly formatted and attributed?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on June 28, 2019, 10:23:15 pm
Lumine, from a mod perspective, are my photos in the OP properly formatted and attributed?

Absolutely! Well done on that.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 29, 2019, 11:05:48 am
The game is open!

Turn One will last until 11:59 PM on July 3. Make sure to post your manifestos in the manifesto thread as well as any schedules, campaign stops, interviews, etc. in the campaign thread!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on June 29, 2019, 05:07:07 pm
When will be, be able to spend CPs


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 29, 2019, 06:09:17 pm

There are no CP in this version of the game. All benefits that would come from spending CP will be given at the discretion of the GM via PM.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 30, 2019, 06:31:49 am
I like what I'm seeing so far! Good job, everyone!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 30, 2019, 06:53:13 pm
You are free to edit your manifestos after posting them, but I need you to add a sentence at the end explaining what changes you made. I need to know if it was a grammatical change or a policy change.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on June 30, 2019, 09:04:11 pm
Some clarification on mechanics:

1. I have been asked if players can list out their MPs by region, based on the totals posted in the Campaign Thread, and assemble their frontbench team, whether that is as a Cabinet, Shadow Cabinet, or Spokesperson team. I am fine with that, but do make sure your choices are realistic - Labour selecting Lord Buckethead as the top-of-the-list candidate in London and naming him Foreign Spokesman will not create positive press for the party.

2. At a point during each turn (when I have time), I will generate a random number for each party out of 100. If the number is between 21 and 79, nothing happens. If it is between 1 and 20, a negative story about the party will be released, the lower the number the worse the story. If it is between 80 and 100, a positive story about the party will be released, the highest the number the better the story. This will happen every turn. Sometimes these will lead to a mid-turn update, sometimes they will not.

3. Becuase I have done away with the Campaign Points system, I will be determining party infrastructure spending based on the leader's schedule. If Caroline Lucas spends four days in Edinburgh, I'm going to assume that the Greens are building up and investing in Scotland. If a leader does not post a schedule, even a barebones one, I will assume the party has, effectively, done nothing for the turn WHICH IS NOT GOOD. If a leader wants to invest and build up the party infrustructure somewhere other than where they spent the turn campaigning, please send a PM to me explaining the request. Effort will be rewarded.

4. If you would like to request an endorsement from a newspaper, celebrity, athlete, trade group, business magnate, or other non-player character, please send a PM to me explaining the request. Effort will be rewarded.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 01, 2019, 10:28:07 pm
Just over 48 hours to go for turn one!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: terp40hitch on July 02, 2019, 11:48:00 am
Just over 48 hours to go for turn one!
All my stuff will be up tonight or tommorow


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 02, 2019, 11:56:14 am
I just wanted to say, once again, how impressed I am with the level and quality that I've seen people put into this game so far. It's really beyond my expectations and I'm excited going forward!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 02, 2019, 03:25:56 pm
A quick note that I guess was not clear from the Backstory: there was no 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. May's opposition to a referendum is what brought down her first coalition. The LibDems will be able to change their schedule to remove the reference to the 2014 referendum.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 02, 2019, 03:29:30 pm
A quick note that I guess was not clear from the Backstory: there was no 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. May's opposition to a referendum is what brought down her first coalition. The LibDems will be able to change their schedule to remove the reference to the 2014 referendum.

Interesting! I had assumed it was like in OTL as well.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 02, 2019, 03:36:58 pm
A quick note that I guess was not clear from the Backstory: there was no 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. May's opposition to a referendum is what brought down her first coalition. The LibDems will be able to change their schedule to remove the reference to the 2014 referendum.

Interesting! I had assumed it was like in OTL as well.

I'm sorry. I thought the first three paragraphs of the Backstory made it clear that the referendum was denied by May's First government. I will allow any changes, sans penalty, to reflect this clarification.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 02, 2019, 03:49:23 pm
I'll have my turn up tonight as well. I might end up abusing the use of "interviews", let me know if they're too many.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 03, 2019, 09:02:30 am
There's about 14 hours left in the turn. We're still missing a handful of Manifestos and a handful of schedules. There will be no extensions or exemptions for this turn because of the holiday tomorrow.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on July 03, 2019, 10:47:30 am
Will have my finished schedule up this evening!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on July 03, 2019, 05:14:04 pm
Will have my finished schedule up this evening!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 03, 2019, 05:26:55 pm
I'll have my turn up tonight as well. I might end up abusing the use of "interviews", let me know if they're too many.

Your use of interviews is about right. I'd prefer if they were presented either as press releases or speech excerpts (If they're long diatribes) or as more formal interviews (with questions, answers, and exchange), going forward.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 03, 2019, 09:35:27 pm
Just under an hour and a half to go. I'm still missing schedules from UKIP, the DUP, and Sinn Fein, and I'm missing manifestos from the DUP and Sinn Fein.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on July 03, 2019, 10:23:21 pm
Will there be debates next turn?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 03, 2019, 10:25:01 pm

Per the OP, there will be one debate in Turn Two and one in Turn Five.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 03, 2019, 11:00:52 pm
The turn is officially over. I will be nice, however, and accept any posts posted before I wake up tomorrow morning.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 04, 2019, 10:47:58 am
Processing the turn is going very well! I should be able to have the turn summary posted this evening and, hopefully, get the debate questions up tomorrow.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Godspeed RBG on July 04, 2019, 03:25:21 pm
My bad, Iíve been swamped. Iíll compensate by posting a super heavy duty schedule next turn.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 04, 2019, 09:17:31 pm
The turn summary is up, as well as the "Notes from the GM" for the next turn. The next turn is open now, for schedules and candidate lists, but the debate questions will not be up tonight. The goal is to get them up tomorrow evening, around this time.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 05, 2019, 08:57:48 pm
The turn is open and the debate questions are up! I was worried I wouldn't be able to get them done today - my phone over heated and started to meltdown, leading to me spending 3 hours at the Verizon store after work. Looking forward to this round.

The turn will end 72 hours from now - 11:59 PM on Monday, July 8.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on July 06, 2019, 12:30:45 pm
Can I do an opening statement for the debate?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 06, 2019, 02:03:22 pm
Can I do an opening statement for the debate?

Sure! Opening, closing, and rebuttals are encouraged but not required.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 07, 2019, 01:33:10 am
Haven't managed to post a turn yet due to writing for the 1212 game, will try to do so today.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Godspeed RBG on July 07, 2019, 07:49:06 pm
Due to unforeseen time constraints Iím gonna have to drop this. Iím sorry Dkrol :(


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 07, 2019, 08:09:13 pm
Due to unforeseen time constraints Iím gonna have to drop this. Iím sorry Dkrol :(

Sad! Hope you keep up the good work on the for God, Crown, and Country TL.

Would anyone like to take on UKIP? If need be, I could write a UKIP-Brexit Party electoral merger in order to save us on players and have NyIndy take over, if he is interested. Thoughts?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Godspeed RBG on July 07, 2019, 08:33:58 pm
Due to unforeseen time constraints Iím gonna have to drop this. Iím sorry Dkrol :(

Sad! Hope you keep up the good work on the for God, Crown, and Country TL.

Would anyone like to take on UKIP? If need be, I could write a UKIP-Brexit Party electoral merger in order to save us on players and have NyIndy take over, if he is interested. Thoughts?
I donít want to have undue influence, but option 2 sounds hella cool :P


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: NyIndy on July 07, 2019, 10:46:48 pm
Of course, I'd be fine on taking both over :P, but I'm a little sad to see UKIP go :(


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 07, 2019, 11:02:03 pm
Just about 24 hours to go. Weíre still missing most schedules, candidate lists, and debate answers.

Iím going to approve the UKIP-Brexit Coalition and write up a news article on it before I go to bed. For the sake of the game TL, the merger will happen the day after the debate.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: GoTfan on July 07, 2019, 11:57:38 pm
Just about 24 hours to go. Weíre still missing most schedules, candidate lists, and debate answers.

Iím going to approve the UKIP-Brexit Coalition and write up a news article on it before I go to bed. For the sake of the game TL, the merger will happen the day after the debate.

Yeah well I'm in the hospital right now.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 08, 2019, 12:08:57 am
Just about 24 hours to go. Weíre still missing most schedules, candidate lists, and debate answers.

Iím going to approve the UKIP-Brexit Coalition and write up a news article on it before I go to bed. For the sake of the game TL, the merger will happen the day after the debate.

Yeah well I'm in the hospital right now.

Ok, thanks for letting me know. Sorry to hear that. Hope everything works out. I will sim your turn for you based on your orders from last turn and you won't be penalized for inactivity.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on July 08, 2019, 05:08:08 am
Just about 24 hours to go. Weíre still missing most schedules, candidate lists, and debate answers.

Iím going to approve the UKIP-Brexit Coalition and write up a news article on it before I go to bed. For the sake of the game TL, the merger will happen the day after the debate.

Yeah well I'm in the hospital right now.

Damn dropbears taking another one of our Aussie users!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on July 08, 2019, 09:49:28 am
Feel better GoTfan.

I also wouldn't be entirely opposed to a slight extension as we're missing so much (mine included). But I can get it done without it.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 08, 2019, 10:50:41 am
Feel better GoTfan.

I also wouldn't be entirely opposed to a slight extension as we're missing so much (mine included). But I can get it done without it.

My inclination at this time is to hold the end at 11:59 tonight but allow the grace period of ďuntil I wake up tomorrow morningĒ. Although if there is a large number of posts that are still needed by 11:59, I'll allow a 24-hour extension.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 08, 2019, 03:26:09 pm
Weíve got just about 7 hours left to go in this turn as it stands. Iím a bit concerned about the lack of activity this turn. Can you guys give me an idea if the 11:59 deadline will work or do we need a 24 hour extension?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on July 08, 2019, 03:59:21 pm
Weíve got just about 7 hours left to go in this turn as it stands. Iím a bit concerned about the lack of activity this turn. Can you guys give me an idea if the 11:59 deadline will work or do we need a 24 hour extension?

I've been quite busy the last few days, something I didn't really expect as well as a few other factors


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Ishan on July 08, 2019, 06:26:26 pm
I'll need an extension,


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 08, 2019, 06:39:25 pm
Ok. I'll allow the extension. The turn will end at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 9. This will be a hard deadline without the "until I wake up" grace period.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 08, 2019, 07:54:16 pm
Ok. I'll allow the extension. The turn will end at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, July 9. This will be a hard deadline without the "until I wake up" grace period.

Thank so you much!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 09, 2019, 10:43:14 am
12 hours to go under the extension. We're still missing:

Debates (Not Required, but Encouraged:
Conservatives
Greens (Exempt, due to Illness/Injury)
DUP
Plaid
Change UK

Schedules:
Conservatives
Greens (Exempt, due to Illness/Injury)
DUP
Plaid
Change UK

Regional Lists:
Conservatives
Labour
Greens (Exempt, due to Illness/Injury)
DUP
Change UK


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 09, 2019, 09:28:49 pm
My sincere apologies! Tried my best, but work was demanding today - when I thought I'd have the time to do my schedule - and it proved impossible. If anything, it reaffirms that much as I want to play these games, when I'm hosting one I should be focused strictly on that given the inmense workload of the 1212 game.

I'll have to drop out for that reason, although if there's anything I can help with do let me know.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 09, 2019, 09:31:05 pm
With both Lumine and ChairmanSanchez dropping out, coupled with GOTFans illness/injury, and there being a general lack of activity this turn, I am seriously wondering if the game is sustainable. Thoughts?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on July 09, 2019, 09:54:34 pm
I think itís certainly sustainable. Though ChUK had real potential to join them, the big 3 are still here. I also think the Brexit/UKIP merger is a big enough game changer to keep the gameís vitality going. The temporary Green absence is unfortunate, but not game ending.

I think a slightly longer base turn, say 5 days, might help with activity. 3 days was a quick turn around for me to meet and I was grateful for the extension.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Unconditional Surrender Truman on July 09, 2019, 11:19:10 pm
I'd certainly like to continue (though I admit, the lack of an active DUP player complicates my position, much as I love those sky-high polling numbers).


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Ishan on July 10, 2019, 07:12:49 am
I have a idea, the DUP will merge into the UKIP or Brexit party.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 10, 2019, 09:30:29 am
With the way Change UK was projecting in the game, I wouldn't feel comfortable making them an NPC. In order to continue, we need a new player to pick up Change UK.

I have a idea, the DUP will merge into the UKIP or Brexit party.

Absolutely not.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 10, 2019, 09:55:32 am
With the way Change UK was projecting in the game, I wouldn't feel comfortable making them an NPC. In order to continue, we need a new player to pick up Change UK.

I have a idea, the DUP will merge into the UKIP or Brexit party.

Absolutely not.

I really wouldn't want the game to suffer over my - perhaps hasty - withdrawal or be slowed down, though I really haven't managed to have the time for it. Perhaps - assuming there is no other player - I could absorb the hit for an inactive turn and try to recover in the next? (or post a placeholder schedule when I get a break from work today so the party didn't suddenly go inactive out of nowhere)

There's such potential for incompetence in RL Change UK that I'm sure it would be realistic for them to shoot themselves on the foot with internal infighting at the verge of success, and I'd like the game to continue.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 10, 2019, 11:49:34 am
I donít want to force you back into the game. If you donít feel you have the time, then you donít have the time. If you want to stay in and post a schedule by the end of the day, Iíll allow it. If not, we will continue to search for a new player.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 10, 2019, 04:32:51 pm
I am staying! This is just too fun to abandon.

Managed to post a schedule, leading candidates and debate, though I fully expect a penalty for posting late.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 10, 2019, 05:00:02 pm
The turn is closed. Lumine will receive a penalty for being late. Glad we kept this moving with relative ease. Expect the third turn to start by the weekend.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 12, 2019, 02:36:07 pm
The turn is now open. It'll run for five days. I aim to have a mid-turn news update posted on Monday.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 12, 2019, 08:09:44 pm
Just for fun, and to prove I knew how to do the math, I projected the upcoming Parliament based off of the polls released today. Remember, these are polls, not actual results. Do not be discouraged if your off in one region and do not get complacent if you are riding high across the board. There's still a lot of this game to go.

Current Standings
Conservatives: 163 MPs (-110)
Liberal Democrats: 128 MPs (-38)
Labour: 124 MPs (+26)
British Freedom Party: 73 MPs (+23)
Change UK: 65 MPs (+65)
Greens: 51 MPs (+41)
Scottish National Party: 22 MPs (+2)
Sinn Fein: 9 MPs (+5)
Plaid Cymru: 6 MPs(+1)
Democratic Unionist Party: 4 MPs (-8)
Ulster Unionist Party: 3 MPs (+3)
Social Democratic and Labour Party: 2 MPs (-1)


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 12, 2019, 10:36:26 pm
I also wrote up a long-form analysis piece on the state of the campaign so far. I was worried that I wasn't giving you guys enough explanation for the reasons why the polls were moving and why some players were having more success than others. I hope the article helps everyone going forward to understand where they are and how they got there.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 15, 2019, 05:39:55 pm
We've got a bit over 48 hours to go. I'm a bit concerned there have been no posts yet at all. Do you guys think you'll be able to make the Wednesday night deadline?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on July 15, 2019, 05:48:38 pm
We've got a bit over 48 hours to go. I'm a bit concerned there have been no posts yet at all. Do you guys think you'll be able to make the Wednesday night deadline?

I was waiting on the midturn update.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 15, 2019, 05:52:05 pm
We've got a bit over 48 hours to go. I'm a bit concerned there have been no posts yet at all. Do you guys think you'll be able to make the Wednesday night deadline?

I was waiting on the midturn update.

Fair enough!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 16, 2019, 08:08:20 pm
~24 hours to go...


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 17, 2019, 01:30:27 am
Haven't forgotten about this, but have been busy. I'll post my schedule in the morning (just did the research), then the speeches.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 17, 2019, 09:12:55 pm
About two hours to go. We're missing a few orders but I'm glad with how things have come in in the last 12 hours or so.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 18, 2019, 07:35:38 pm
The turn is closed. The only player we missed this turn were the LibDems. I'll begin processing the turn tonight but I do not expect I'll be able to have the next turn up until Sunday night, as I'm taking a day trip this weekend.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 19, 2019, 09:16:49 pm
I'm about 50% done with the polls. I haven't started the write up yet. I'm stilling aiming for a Sunday night post.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 21, 2019, 06:03:41 pm
Sorry to see Ishan go.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 21, 2019, 08:58:29 pm
Current Standings
Conservatives: 166 MPs
Labour: 148 MPs
Change UK: 89 MPs
British Freedom Party: 81 MPs
Liberal Democrats: 80 MPs
Greens: 42 MPs
Scottish National Party: 21 MPs
Sinn Fein: 9 MPs
Plaid Cymru: 5 MPs
Ulster Unionist Party: 4 MPs
Social Democratic and Labour Party: 3 MPs
Traditional Unionist Voice: 2 MPs


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 22, 2019, 06:49:47 am
I took some time to see how a potential Government could be formed under this projection. It's tough.

There are 253 seats on the right (Conservatives + BFP + UUP + TUV) and 299 on the left (Labour + Liberal Democrats + Greens + SNP + Plaid + SDLP). That leaves both sides well short of even a working majority, accounting for the abstentionism of Sinn Fein and the independence of the Speaker and his/her deputies, if the Government is built along left-right lines.

Change UK, with a projected 89 MPs, could support either the left, in Government with a comfortable 388 MPs, or the right, with 342 MPs.

Exciting stuff in the game, making the last half of the campaign really matter. It could go either way at this point.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 24, 2019, 09:13:03 pm
Just about 48 hours to go.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on July 25, 2019, 07:08:09 pm
Apologies for the delay, I've been very busy this week. I should be able to do my turn tomorrow.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 25, 2019, 07:09:30 pm
Actually, would it be too much to request Saturday? I really haven't had the time to work on this or finish the Dance or Death turn due to a lot of pressure at work, and posting that turn is my first priority.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 25, 2019, 08:46:54 pm
I can extend to Saturday at 11:59 PM.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on July 26, 2019, 07:21:05 pm
Sorry, not up to normal standards today. I should have more time next week to make up for it.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 27, 2019, 11:18:43 am
Less than 12 hours to go. Still missing a few schedules.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 27, 2019, 06:21:01 pm
About five hours to go. We're just missing Lumine, at this point.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on July 27, 2019, 10:34:12 pm
Just finishing up mine, so sorry for the delay!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 28, 2019, 03:17:14 pm
Good turns for many of you!

JacksonHitchcock, you seem to just be recycling old schedules for new turns, making minor changes, if any at all. This is going to hurt you, and I advise not to do so again for the next turn.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on July 28, 2019, 09:34:52 pm
Good turns for many of you!

JacksonHitchcock, you seem to just be recycling old schedules for new turns, making minor changes, if any at all. This is going to hurt you, and I advise not to do so again for the next turn.

This was accudential, I use a word document to save all of my schedules and I work on them in day to day blocks so the last couple times I've been pasting in the wrong blocks it looks like. Promise it won't happen again and the penalty seems perfectly fair.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 28, 2019, 09:37:41 pm
Good turns for many of you!

JacksonHitchcock, you seem to just be recycling old schedules for new turns, making minor changes, if any at all. This is going to hurt you, and I advise not to do so again for the next turn.

This was accudential, I use a word document to save all of my schedules and I work on them in day to day blocks so the last couple times I've been pasting in the wrong blocks it looks like. Promise it won't happen again and the penalty seems perfectly fair.

I noticed a few of your days for the last turn were duplicates, but I wrote it off as an effort to drive home the same messages.

The polls should be up by Wednesday. There is a debate next turn, so I may need an extra day to get the debate questions up. We're in the home stretch!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: GoTfan on July 29, 2019, 05:09:51 am
Will the mighty Lord Buckethead be appearing at anytime?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on July 30, 2019, 08:14:56 pm
It's taking me a bit longer than expected to process the turn. I am working at it, though!

Lord Buckethead will make a surprise appearance at a leader's count in the Election Night thread.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 02, 2019, 08:11:05 pm
Well, it appears as if we are headed for a photo finish!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 02, 2019, 09:16:00 pm
I have the day off tomorrow. The debate questions will be posted tomorrow.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 04, 2019, 07:51:18 pm
A little later than planned, but the debate is up! The turn will last for five days from now and end at 11:59 PM on Friday, August 9. Have fun!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 08, 2019, 09:22:37 pm
Just about 24 hours to go.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 08, 2019, 10:48:14 pm
Any chance we could get an extension through the weekend?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 09, 2019, 06:25:14 am
Any chance we could get an extension through the weekend?

Sure. The turn will now end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 11.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 09, 2019, 12:51:19 pm
Any chance we could get an extension through the weekend?

Sure. The turn will now end at 11:59 PM on Sunday, August 11.

Thank you very much!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on August 09, 2019, 01:27:38 pm
Where is the debate taking place and by what network?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 09, 2019, 05:31:13 pm
Where is the debate taking place and by what network?

I hadnít thought about this. Let say itís in Manchester and on BBC.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 11, 2019, 09:44:31 am
The turn ends later tonight, about 13 hours, and weíre still missing a good deal...


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on August 11, 2019, 06:51:20 pm
A bit confused (and late in the campaign to be asking this question). Did the first referendum on Scottish independence happen? Your description says the referendum bill passed, but doesn't specify whether the SNP's amendment was approved.

I was under the assumption it didn't happen and have been campaigning with that assumption, just want to clarify.

Thanks.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 11, 2019, 08:56:24 pm
A bit confused (and late in the campaign to be asking this question). Did the first referendum on Scottish independence happen? Your description says the referendum bill passed, but doesn't specify whether the SNP's amendment was approved.

I was under the assumption it didn't happen and have been campaigning with that assumption, just want to clarify.

Thanks.

Correct, it did not happen. There was a question about this earlier in the game, and I did post a clarification in this thread that it did not happen. May's Government rejected it.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: NyIndy on August 11, 2019, 11:23:41 pm
I know my answers were a bit late, will they still count?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 11, 2019, 11:30:56 pm
I know my answers were a bit late, will they still count?

Yes.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on August 12, 2019, 07:26:47 am
I'm going to have to stop playing as the WiFi at school is much worse then I thought it would be.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 12, 2019, 07:35:27 am
I'm going to have to stop playing as the WiFi at school is much worse then I thought it would be.

Sorry to see you go.

Players, we have a problem. Iím not sure the game can progress without a Labour player two weeks before the election. Anyone who is interested, please let me know ASAP so we can get you in as Labour and keep the game moving.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 16, 2019, 06:41:22 pm
Does anyone have an idea of how to go forward? I've reached out to a few people I thought may be interested, but either haven't heard back or received a "no".


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Elastic Clinton/Newsom/Yee/Ma/Padilla voter for Mike Garcia on August 16, 2019, 07:08:14 pm
Maybe you could ask someone already in the game, if they want to move up to Labour

Or if nothing works, you could simulate Labour


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 18, 2019, 08:48:27 pm
It seems a promotion from in game might be best as S019 suggested. I would really hate to see this game end with just one turn left for the players to complete.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 18, 2019, 08:50:42 pm
Would any current player like to take on Labour for the final two turns?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on August 18, 2019, 10:18:07 pm
I can do it


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 18, 2019, 10:57:41 pm

Fabulous!

Please post debate answers and a schedule for the turn as soon as you are able.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on August 18, 2019, 11:03:17 pm

Fabulous!

Please post debate answers and a schedule for the turn as soon as you are able.
Okay, will take care of that tonight


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 19, 2019, 12:01:15 pm
Fantastic. I will process the turn later tonight and hopefully have it posted by the morning.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 25, 2019, 08:31:43 pm
I can extend the turn by 24 hours if people do not think theyíll be able to get it in in time.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on August 25, 2019, 09:15:17 pm
I can extend the turn by 24 hours if people do not think theyíll be able to get it in in time.

Hah, I wish I'd seen this earlier, I'm up at 3 doing this. No problem, I'm early.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 25, 2019, 11:07:18 pm
Based on the last batch of polls:

Current Standings
Conservatives: 146 MPs
Labour: 139 MPs
Liberal Democrats: 113 MPs
Change UK: 95 MPs
British Freedom Party: 70 MPs
Greens: 48 MPs
Scottish National Party: 22 MPs
Sinn Fein: 8 MPs
Plaid Cymru: 0 MPs
Ulster Unionist Party: 4 MPs
Social Democratic and Labour Party: 3 MPs
Traditional Unionist Voice: 2 MPs


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 25, 2019, 11:10:10 pm
My computer is unfortunately in the shop, so it seems unlikely Iíll have the time to finish my turn by tomorrow. Any chance I could get until midweek? Very sorry for the inconvenience.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 25, 2019, 11:17:50 pm
My computer is unfortunately in the shop, so it seems unlikely Iíll have the time to finish my turn by tomorrow. Any chance I could get until midweek? Very sorry for the inconvenience.

Do you think Wednesday night would work?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on August 25, 2019, 11:25:49 pm
Based on the last batch of polls:

Current Standings
Conservatives: 146 MPs
Labour: 139 MPs
Liberal Democrats: 113 MPs
Change UK: 95 MPs
British Freedom Party: 70 MPs
Greens: 48 MPs
Scottish National Party: 22 MPs
Sinn Fein: 8 MPs
Plaid Cymru: 0 MPs
Ulster Unionist Party: 4 MPs
Social Democratic and Labour Party: 3 MPs
Traditional Unionist Voice: 2 MPs
Is this based on polling from the end of last week?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 25, 2019, 11:30:17 pm
My computer is unfortunately in the shop, so it seems unlikely Iíll have the time to finish my turn by tomorrow. Any chance I could get until midweek? Very sorry for the inconvenience.

Do you think Wednesday night would work?

That should be excellent. Thanks for the flexibility.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 26, 2019, 12:23:49 am
Based on the last batch of polls:

Current Standings
Conservatives: 146 MPs
Labour: 139 MPs
Liberal Democrats: 113 MPs
Change UK: 95 MPs
British Freedom Party: 70 MPs
Greens: 48 MPs
Scottish National Party: 22 MPs
Sinn Fein: 8 MPs
Plaid Cymru: 0 MPs
Ulster Unionist Party: 4 MPs
Social Democratic and Labour Party: 3 MPs
Traditional Unionist Voice: 2 MPs
Is this based on polling from the end of last week?

Yes.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Elastic Clinton/Newsom/Yee/Ma/Padilla voter for Mike Garcia on August 26, 2019, 12:38:37 am
If the turn is still going on, can I post a response to the statements by Alistair Darling


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 26, 2019, 02:20:31 am
If the turn is still going on, can I post a response to the statements by Alistair Darling

Absolutely


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 27, 2019, 02:11:11 am
My computer is unfortunately in the shop, so it seems unlikely Iíll have the time to finish my turn by tomorrow. Any chance I could get until midweek? Very sorry for the inconvenience.

Do you think Wednesday night would work?

That should be excellent. Thanks for the flexibility.

Glad to be able to help. With this being the last turn, I want to make sure everyone can get their stuff in.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 27, 2019, 03:31:40 pm
Bad news. My university computers seem unable to access the Atlas for whatever reason, and my laptop is still out of commission. I would be happy to finish the turn when it is back, but unfortunately that seems likely to be a while.

Iíd be happy to pass the torch so the game can end in a somewhat timely manner.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on August 27, 2019, 03:34:17 pm
Bad news. My university computers seem unable to access the Atlas for whatever reason, and my laptop is still out of commission. I would be happy to finish the turn when it is back, but unfortunately that seems likely to be a while.

Iíd be happy to pass the torch so the game can end in a somewhat timely manner.
How about you just send your turn to me, either as a word doc or as a google doc? I can pm you my email address.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 27, 2019, 03:39:49 pm
Bad news. My university computers seem unable to access the Atlas for whatever reason, and my laptop is still out of commission. I would be happy to finish the turn when it is back, but unfortunately that seems likely to be a while.

Iíd be happy to pass the torch so the game can end in a somewhat timely manner.
How about you just send your turn to me, either as a word doc or as a google doc? I can pm you my email address.

Good idea! Will do


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on August 28, 2019, 08:05:27 pm
So sorry for not having posted before, I was overwhelmed with other stuff and I think I really got myself into too many commitments. I'll be posting a somewhat simplified turn within the next two hours to as to not harm the game, though I admit I did write myself into a corner by choosing Soubry.

It's been remarkably fun, but Change UK left so little material behind it's forcing me to improvise way too much!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 28, 2019, 11:43:26 pm
The final turn is closed. I will begin processing it and hope to have the Election Day post tomorrow night or early Friday.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on August 29, 2019, 12:41:11 am
The final turn is closed. I will begin processing it and hope to have the Election Day post tomorrow night or early Friday.
Thank you for all the hard work, Dkrol


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Unconditional Surrender Truman on August 29, 2019, 05:08:22 pm
The final turn is closed. I will begin processing it and hope to have the Election Day post tomorrow night or early Friday.
Thank you for all the hard work, Dkrol


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: NyIndy on August 29, 2019, 08:49:12 pm
The final turn is closed. I will begin processing it and hope to have the Election Day post tomorrow night or early Friday.
Thank you for all the hard work, Dkrol


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on August 29, 2019, 10:57:26 pm
Fascinating exit poll! Is it alright if we post reactions or interviews as the results come in?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 29, 2019, 11:08:07 pm
Fascinating exit poll! Is it alright if we post reactions or interviews as the results come in?

Absolutely! I'd be sad if you guys didn't!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 29, 2019, 11:18:27 pm
Yikes. Even if I squeeze by with a plurality, looks like I'll ceratinly be heading up the Opposition.

Look forward to the rest of the results DKrol!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on August 30, 2019, 03:12:32 am
The final turn is closed. I will begin processing it and hope to have the Election Day post tomorrow night or early Friday.
Thank you for all the hard work, Dkrol


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 30, 2019, 03:18:44 am
Thank you, everyone, for your support and your efforts. The election is now over. Please use the campaign thread to post IG reactions to the results. Interviews, tweets, press statements, etc. are all more than welcome.

We will now enter the Government formation phase of the game. Legally, the Conservatives have the first shot at forming a Government. This should be done via PM and then declared in the soon-to-be-posted Westminster Thread. If the Tories cannot find a Government, then it will fall to Labour. Again, the discussions and negotiations should be via PM but the final formation of any deal, or lack thereof, should be done in the Westminister thread. Please include me in all PMs. If I'm not in a PM, it is invalid.

If and when a Government is formed, we will have to have a discussion on what we want to do. The options, as I see them, are thus:

1. Play out the next Government, with legislation and voting and intrigue, until the time of the next election.
2. Form a Government but then take a break for a few months until we have the next election.
3. Form a Government but then do nothing else and let the election stand as its own game.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: NyIndy on August 30, 2019, 11:40:55 am
Thank you, everyone, for your support and your efforts. The election is now over. Please use the campaign thread to post IG reactions to the results. Interviews, tweets, press statements, etc. are all more than welcome.

We will now enter the Government formation phase of the game. Legally, the Conservatives have the first shot at forming a Government. This should be done via PM and then declared in the soon-to-be-posted Westminster Thread. If the Tories cannot find a Government, then it will fall to Labour. Again, the discussions and negotiations should be via PM but the final formation of any deal, or lack thereof, should be done in the Westminister thread. Please include me in all PMs. If I'm not in a PM, it is invalid.

If and when a Government is formed, we will have to have a discussion on what we want to do. The options, as I see them, are thus:

1. Play out the next Government, with legislation and voting and intrigue, until the time of the next election.
2. Form a Government but then take a break for a few months until we have the next election.
3. Form a Government but then do nothing else and let the election stand as its own game.
1 or two would be a lot of fun if everyone is open to it.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on August 30, 2019, 09:58:49 pm
Great work DKrol, and thanks for your patience this week.

Any chance that we could see overall popular vote totals for the election?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on August 30, 2019, 11:32:08 pm
Great work DKrol, and thanks for your patience this week.

Any chance that we could see overall popular vote totals for the election?

I donít have those numbers prepared. It would take me some time to get them together.

Would anyone be interested in making a map for the election, coloring the regions based on the winner?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Elastic Clinton/Newsom/Yee/Ma/Padilla voter for Mike Garcia on August 31, 2019, 12:10:24 am

Also with regards to our next steps, I favor Option One


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: GoTfan on September 03, 2019, 06:28:17 pm
Is this dead?


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on September 03, 2019, 06:36:09 pm

I hope not. We're waiting to see how coalition negotiations go, I believe.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on September 05, 2019, 12:25:26 pm

I hope not. We're waiting to see how coalition negotiations go, I believe.
I'm waiting to hear back from Change UK, but we should have a coalition ready to go


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Lumine on September 05, 2019, 07:50:59 pm

I hope not. We're waiting to see how coalition negotiations go, I believe.
I'm waiting to hear back from Change UK, but we should have a coalition ready to go

I figured we were ready and the details would be discussed after, but done! (sent a response)


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on September 05, 2019, 07:57:21 pm

I hope not. We're waiting to see how coalition negotiations go, I believe.
I'm waiting to hear back from Change UK, but we should have a coalition ready to go

I figured we were ready and the details would be discussed after, but done! (sent a response)
Wonderful. You should receive an acceptance telegram shortly.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on September 10, 2019, 06:55:13 am
The coalition needs to be announced publically in the Westminster Thread for the game to continue.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on September 12, 2019, 02:26:47 pm
The coalition needs to be announced publically in the Westminster Thread for the game to continue.
Alright, I'll take care of that


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on September 12, 2019, 07:50:14 pm
The next step is for the Prime Minister-designate to develop a Queen's Speech. This can be as simple as a bullet-point list of five to ten key promises and pledges that the Government will pursue. Once this is posted, we will have a debate, followed by a vote, on the Queen's Speech. If the Speech passes, Darling will be Prime Minister. If not, we go back to the drawing board.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on September 12, 2019, 08:40:53 pm
The next step is for the Prime Minister-designate to develop a Queen's Speech. This can be as simple as a bullet-point list of five to ten key promises and pledges that the Government will pursue. Once this is posted, we will have a debate, followed by a vote, on the Queen's Speech. If the Speech passes, Darling will be Prime Minister. If not, we go back to the drawing board.
Okay, will do that by tomorrow.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on September 12, 2019, 09:52:39 pm
Dkrol Sir,

I have confirmed with DevoutCentrist that I may rejoin as a member of a potential labour cabinet, with your approval could I get said approval, so I can get deeper into the search for said character.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on September 13, 2019, 06:35:20 am
Dkrol Sir,

I have confirmed with DevoutCentrist that I may rejoin as a member of a potential labour cabinet, with your approval could I get said approval, so I can get deeper into the search for said character.

Sure!


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on September 18, 2019, 03:39:16 pm
What now :P


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on September 18, 2019, 03:52:48 pm
Oh, I was waiting on the other members of the opposition to respond after you. I'll respond to your post right away.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on September 19, 2019, 06:21:26 am
I was hoping to have David Cameron and the Tories and Anna Soubry and ChangeUK respond to the Speech before initiating the vote.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Devout Centrist on September 19, 2019, 11:02:26 am
I was hoping to have David Cameron and the Tories and Anna Soubry and ChangeUK respond to the Speech before initiating the vote.
It's a busy time of year for Lumine, I'm sure he'll be back soon.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: thumb21 on September 26, 2019, 04:40:05 pm
Would be sad to see this game die off, my plans likely involve a major constitutional crisis, I was hoping the game would atleast survive until then.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on September 26, 2019, 07:05:54 pm
I think it may be dead.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: YPestis25 on September 26, 2019, 07:44:27 pm
Sorry guys! I'm still interested. Just got my laptop back after a 5 week hiatus.

I can post my response this weekend.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: Orwell on September 26, 2019, 09:46:57 pm
Sorry guys! I'm still interested. Just got my laptop back after a 5 week hiatus.

I can post my response this weekend.


Title: Re: UK General Election 2019 (Backstory, Rules, & Sign Up)
Post by: DKrol on September 27, 2019, 06:29:44 pm
Sorry guys! I'm still interested. Just got my laptop back after a 5 week hiatus.

I can post my response this weekend.

Then letís rock and roll and see if we can keep this baby going!