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Re: The Bekenial Dispatch

Postby RileyHP » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:43 pm

Jourdain Issues Statement Regarding The Murder of Chancellor Jack Hill

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"We will find you. You will be brought to justice."

Deputy Leader of the Royalist Party, and Minister or Finance, Dylan Jourdain issued a statement on national television shortly after the news broke of Chancellor Jack Hill's murder in a terror attack on his way to visit an elementary school. Jourdain is the first politician to speak to the public since the horrific events that transpired this afternoon.

"Today is a dark day in the history of our nation. My dear friend, your Chancellor, Jack Hill was murdered in a terror attack carried out by the anarcho-socialist terror organization known as Article 17.

Jack was an extraordinary parliamentarian, always willing to reach out across the aisle and work with other parties to form strong legislation. His guidance in the last government, prevented socialist policies that would greatly hurt our nation from being impemented.

I have made a lot of friends in the house over my 30 years, but none were as close to me as Jack. That is why, I have made it my personal mission to track down and bring those responsible for this tragedy to justice. If those people are watching, just know, we will find you. You will be brought to justice. You will not get away with this disgusting act of terrorism."
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HNLP Returns to Elections

Postby Angelo36 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:07 am

HNLP Returns to Elections

After nearly 70 years since the death of Founder Christopher Tarrow the HNLP was officially declared under his great grandson Martin Tarrow. Tarrow's death in 4380 after the elections led the Party with severe political and financial issues that caused MPs to join other parties soon after. Despite members such as Teddy Wright and Florence Carla running under the all but dead Party Name in the elections after the lack of funding and publicity meant the Party was seen as no more. Martin Tarrow famously known for expanding the Family real estate in North Hutori into a sprawling development with great City Planning has poured millions into re-establishing the Party hoping to not only try and represent more Government urban expansion but also restore his Great Grandfather's Legacy and hopes. Although more radical left and right Parties that existed 70 years ago have also fallen Tarrow hopes to ensure his vision of a stable Hutori comes to light. At the annual party conference in November he hopes to rename and rebrand the Party to create a new image for it.
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Annual Party Conference 4440

Postby Angelo36 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:44 am

Annual Party Conference 4440

Martin Tarrow led the first Party Conference in 80 years in a manner similiar to that of his predecessor's charisma.

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Detailing the Party's aims under Neo-Classical Liberalism he announced that the Party would also change itself. Although still a Hutori Party that is Neo-Classical Liberal the Party is to be renamed to the Forward Liberal Party to help the Party's image. Tarrow then moved onto a far more serious note after addressing Party Policy as the Topic changed to Article 17 and the assassination of Jack Hill. Tarrow stressed Government reports that Article 17's terrorist groups appeared from the forests of Southern Rocatto. Being a Candidate for his home area in Rocatto itself Tarrow declared that no form of terrorism was acceptable in a working Democracy before moving on to declare a Policy of war towards Article 17. Tarrow also motioned that the source of the weapons used by Article 17 was an area of deep controversy that needed to be looked into and that regardless of the motivations of Article 17 they would now be no negotiation from a Foward Liberal Government.
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New Liberals Decline to Run Presidential Candidate

Postby Sovak111 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:13 pm

The New Liberal Party today announced that it had no plans to run a candidate in the Presidential Election. "We're still reeling from the death of our colleague, Chancellor Jack Hill," said interim party leader Sophia Morris. "Jack was going to be our nominee. When he died, we realized we had no mechanism to nominate another person mid-election. Therefore, we urge those who would vote New Liberal to vote for another party that best fits their interests. I personally recommend Royalist Candidate Dylan Jourdain. We will still contest Parliamentary elections and hope to be in cabinet - and I will hope to continue Jack Hill's work as Chancellor next term." Morris also announced that the party would look for coalition partners that would "stop at nothing" to hunt down and eliminate the terrorist group, Article 17.

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Sophia Morris is the Interim Party Leader for the New Liberals and Vice Chancellor of Hutori, she has managed most of the functions of Chancellor since Hill's untimely murder.

It should come as no surprise to many in the political elite that Morris has endorsed Jourdain's presidency ambitions. It was a well-known fact that he and Hill were good friends. The two came up in politics together and had a history of bi-partisan work on legislation. Hill once considered running for President with the expressed campaign platform that Jourdain, and not another New Liberal, would be his pick for Chancellor. Their relationship was strained when Hill and the New Liberals joined a cabinet coalition with the Consumers Party and the Ultrackian Socialist Party. Many in the Royalist coalition argued that Hill and the New Liberals had taken a "left turn" from their traditionally Centrist values. Jourdain and Hill worked together, however, to exempt most Hutori businesses from a 20 percent increase in the corporate tax rate proposed and passed by the USPH-NLP-Consumers coalition - winning both men praise from the opposition and the disdain of those in Government.

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Hill and Jourdain sign the bill that codified a 17 percentage point tax cut for most Hutori Businesses
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Forward Liberal Party perform well in Roccato

Postby Angelo36 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:12 pm

Forward Liberal Party perform well in Roccato

The recent Election results were heavily divided in the multiple left wing parties. However despite being the newest Party the Forward Liberal Party performed far better than analysts initially predicted. With 18% of the vote in the Party's home region of Roccato its clear that Martin Tarrow's speech about tracking down Article 17 terrorist encampments in the Region alongside the city development of Cities on Roccato's northern coast had bolstered local support. The Party struggled in Adelia and Lagard Regions however. Due to a failure to form a Conservative Cabinet that would see the Forward Liberal Party without any power a late Cabinet proposal saw the Party gain 4 important seats most importantly the seat of Justice Minister. Luke Wayne is expected to lead Security Services in deciding how to take down Article 17 and what the Hutori Justice System must become to deal with such a threat.
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Re: The Bekenial Dispatch

Postby Temu » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:57 am

Liberal Nationals Leadership Woes

Rumblings regarding the Liberal National Party's recent swing away from hardline right wing politics has been met with internal dispute. The conservative Nationals faction has long been unhappy with the current leader of the Liberal National Party, Paul Myer , for his moderate stance toward a wide range of social issues, and his pro environmental policies. However Mr Myer is not alone in his bid to promote the LNP as a centre/centre right party. Of the 64 seats the party holds, 35 are formally registered within the Liberal faction, compared to 29 within the National faction. There has been however, increasing reports that Mr Myer's push for a monarchy has caused divisions within the party, with rumours of a leadership spill imminent.



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Member for Sunshine, Betty Cox

In a conference with the media, the conservative Betty Cox (Member for Sunshine) hit out at Mr Myer stating
... he has dragged this party to the socialist left, I for one no longer support the leadership of Mr Myer. I will be resigning as the Industry & Trade Spokesperson. I call on the Member for Roselands to resign from the leadership, and allow a true conservative to prevail once again. Without doing so, will cause electoral disaster for the Liberal Nationals



Mr Myer has been reached for comment however has not been available.
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Re: The Bekenial Dispatch

Postby Temu » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:08 am

Liberal Nationals Leadership Spill - Conservative Faction Dealt a Humiliating Defeat

Recent rumours of a leadership spill within the Liberal National Party have been confirmed. It is understood the Leader of the Liberal National Party, Paul Myer was delivered a petition by 15MPs who called for a party meeting to determine the leadership of the party. Among those who signed, was the vocal critic of Mr Myer, Betty Cox, MP for Sunshine.



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Mr Myer has formally resigned as leader of the Liberal National Party and will retire as the Member for Roselands stating "
In the past 9 years as Member for Roselands, I have represented by constituents faithfully, I am proud of putting forward the ETS bill, which looks like it will pass, which will give Hutori a real climate policy, the first in decades. I am proud of what I have achieved for this party , ushering it into a new age, away from its racist past. My time in politics however is over, family commitments have become priority, and so this ends my political career .



Upon Paul Myers resignation a party room meeting was called to determine the future leadership of the Liberal National Party. Four contenders put their name up for the leadership of the party, which are listed below:


Candidates for the Leadership of the Liberal National Party

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Betty Cox (NAT)
MP for Sunshine
Trade & Industry Spokesperson (May 4437 - December 4443)
Shadow Minister for Trade & Industry (March 4438 - March 4442)


Known as a hardline conservative within the party, Mrs Cox has been the most vocal regarding her disapproval of the shift toward centre right policies within the LNP.
Faces strong support within the conservative faction, however will struggle to gain the moderate vote due to unsavoury past of supporting controversial policies regarding race.

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Joshua Price (LIB)
MP for Newport (March 4434 - Present)
Defence Spokesperson (June 4437 - Present)
Shadow Minister for Defence (March 4438 - March 4442)

A moderate within the party, Joshua Price as been a strong supporter of Paul Myer throughout his leadership. However is considered relatively unknown outside of his own electorate, making him a potential liability in a national election

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Julie King (LIB)
MP for Rose Bay (March 4442 - Present)

A popular newcomer within the party, Ms King is a moderate within the party who is well liked among colleagues. Known for her sharp tongue and political smarts, many have touted Ms King as a future leader of the party, the question is whether that time is now

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Andrew Jones (LIB)
MP for South Roselands (March 4430 - Present)
Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (March 4437 - Present)
Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister (March 4438 - March 4442)


A strong moderate within the party, Andrew Jones has faithfully served the Liberal National Party for nearly 14 years, well liked within the electorate, many within the moderate faction consider Mr Jones the parties best candidate to go forward and continue Mr Myer's legacy.



Results of the Leadership Spill

First Round

Andrew Jones - 26 votes
Julie King - 18 votes
Joshua Price - 11 votes
Betty Cox - 9 votes

Due to no candidate having a majority, party rules dictated that Mrs Cox and Mr Price be eliminated, and a second round of voting be conducted

Second Round

Andrew Jones - 38 votes
Julie King - 26 votes


Mr Jones, has been declared the winner of the leadership spill and has been officially declared the Leader of the Liberal National Party. The spill saw a humiliating defeat for the conservative "National" faction of the party, Betty Cox failing to even reach the second round of voting, and overall polling the lowest amount of support. Many have seen this as reaffirming the shift toward centre/centre-right policies within the Liberal National Party and silencing the conservative faction for the time being. In what shocked many, a few National MP's have switched toward the Liberals faction, citing "their support for liberal policies" which has largely weakened the conservative factions power within the party. It is rumoured that Mrs Cox will not contest the next election

Mr Jones, following his successful bid for leadership, announced his new party leadership team.

Leader of the Liberal National Party & Foreign Affairs Spokesperson
Andrew Jones (LIB)

Deputy Leader of the Liberal National Party & Finance Spokesperson
Julie King (LIB)

Defence Spokesperson & Chief Party Whip
Joshua Price (LIB)

Health & Social Services Spokesperson
Terry Long (LIB)

Justice Spokesperson
Jennifer Huff (LIB)

Education & Culture Spokesperson
Ryan Jones (LIB)



Many hold high hopes for the new leader, with some predicting he could bring the party back into government, after decades of exodus.
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Re: The Bekenial Dispatch

Postby RileyHP » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:47 pm

Royalists Kick Off Election Campaign With Plan For The People


The coming election could be one of the most critical in centuries. With multiple parties now supporting the Republican movement, the Royalist Party faces a do or die situation. If they do not earn at least a 3rd of the seats in parliament, the monarchy could be living its last days. Currently, the New Liberals won't support abolishing the monarchy, but with many in the party supportive of a switch to a republic, the next leadership change in the party could spell the end of the monarchy as well.

With the election just months away, Royalist Leader Dylan Jourdain held his first campaign rally, and announced what he calls, the Plan for the People. Jourdain also made a huge announcement regarding the presidential election.

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"Ladies and gentleman, tonight we embark on a journey to bring back common sense governance to Hutori. We must stop giving control of our finances, our military, and everything else to parties who are not capable of successfully running a country. They lack the competence to even propose a proper budget. The liberal elites of the Consumers Party would have you believe they are working for the everyday consumer, when all they are doing is trying to take away more of your money and give it to their rich friends. The Royalist Party is the Party for the People and our plan will turn this country around. We will eliminate the tax on essential goods, nobody should be paying a tax on goods that are essential to their everyday life. We will also stimulate the economy and bring companies back to Hutori, and with them comes jobs. We will do that by restoring a 0% corporation tax. We will do a line by line audit of the budget and cut out wasteful spending. We are confident that we can make these tax cuts without running a defict. And finally, our plan includes the preservation of the monarchy! Now, as for the presidency, our party will not be running a candidate. Instead we will endorse Chancellor Morris in her bid to become President. Chancellor Morris has been the common sense voice in a government filled with socialists and liberal elitists and will make an excellent President."
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Re: The Bekenial Dispatch

Postby colonelvesica » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:29 pm

End of an Era as King Retires

Longtime Royalist Stalwart and Cabinet fireperson extraordinare Amanda King has retired, having ended her term as the last election was called, retiring following a 28 year career in politics. Having served in a number of veteran roles including Foreign Affairs and Defence, King was considered one of the best and most competent Cabinet Ministers in multiple cabinets, leaving behind a huge legacy, including a loving relationship between both the Hutorian Diplomatic Corps and the Hutorian Armed Forces, a rarity amongst Cabinet Ministers who are rarely able to get a handle on the stunning bureaucracies they are straddled with, with King being noted as being extremely efficient and skilled at maneuvering through the federal bureaucracy with minimal effort.

Her retirement, and the redrawing of Parliament has forced the Progressive Caucus of the Royalist Party to find new leadership in light of the much more streamlined Caucus; while their vote share hasn't changed, their seat count was cut in half during the restructuring. While many assumed Xander Woodbury, King's longtime deputy and right hand would take over the Caucus, the Progressives only capturing two seats total in Adelia, in Woodbury's home riding of Groomsbridge and fellow Adelian Rose McHale's riding of Bekenial East, along with the strengthening of the Roccato Caucus has redrawn the power to newly minted chairman, and second term Member of Parliament from Langdon, Neil MacDougall.

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Member of Parliament for Langdon South and new Chair of the Progressive Royalists Neil MacDougall

MacDougall, despite his new tenure in the house, has quickly established himself as a power parliamentarian, coming from years at Sutton House in Kincardine as an MLA. He is known as highly charismatic and incredibly shrewd. In a press conference MacDougall has confirmed that should the current Cabinet Proposal before the House pass, Woodbury and Wolffang, two of the most veteran MPs in the Party, would be his picks to sit in Cabinet along with Chancellor Jourdain. Many analysts see this as a way to placate Adelia and Falristan but also give him carte blanche for running the Caucus in the House as he needs to. MacDougall is known to come from the hard left wing of the Progressive Caucus in terms on all social issues, though he is known to be a hardcore fiscal conservative and budgetary hawk.
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Re: The Bekenial Dispatch

Postby RileyHP » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:26 pm

Jourdain Elected Chancellor

After 41 years in parliament, Dylan Jourdain finally reached the top today as he was sworn in as Chancellor of Hutori. Jourdain has twice seeked the Presidency, having lost in both the 4434 and 4438 elections, served as Minister of Finance for a combined 23 years, was leader of the Conservative Caucus for 29 years, and has spent the last 4 years serving as leader of the Royalist Party and the Official Opposition. Jourdain ran on what he called "The Plan for the People". His plan clearly resonated with Hutorian voters as his party earned a respectable 38 seats, and he was able to convince his new coalition partners to join a government under his lesdership. Jourdain becomes the first Royalist Chancellor in 12 years and says he plans to come through on his Plan for the People.

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[i]Jourdain is sworn in as the 22nd Chancellor of the Commonwealth of Hutori[i]

Jourdain issued a statement on his social media accounts shortly after being sworn in.

"This past March, we promised Hutorians that help was coming. We promised you that we would bring back common sense governance, simplify our tax code, eliminate corporate tax, and eliminate the tax on essential goods. The Hutorian people gave us a mandate, a mandate that we will live up to, and I must thank the leaders of the New Liberals, Liberal Nationalists and Free Democrats for joining us in our government for the people. Now its time to get to work!"
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