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Postby Fred » Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:17 pm

WILLIAMS - ERA OF EIGHT PARTY POLITICS HAS ARRIVED

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In a statement delivered in the Porterhouse district of Fort William today, the so-called 'Finger of Four', consisting of Roy Maclennan, Dr David Williams, Shirley Jenkins, and Gwynoro Ellis, blasted the existing left-wing parties in Luthori, and announcing the foundation of a new Democratic Socialist Party:

The calamitous outcome of the Socialist Parties Fort William congress demands a new start in Luthori politics. A handful of trade union leaders can now dictate the choice of a future Imperial Seal-Bearer. This is the final straw for parties which have been set on this course for the last twenty years. From the actions of the bellicose minority, to the accusations of corruption from former Members of the Diet such as Cleethorpes – it is now apparent that the socialist parties of Luthori are no longer a parties committed to parliamentary government.

In light of these changes, we propose in this document to begin a new force in the Luthori polity. Ours will be a Council of Democratic Socialism – with a commitment to rally and represent all Luthori who still hold the aforementioned principle of democratic socialism.


Answering questions after the formal declaration, Dr. David Williams, the new party's foreign affairs spokesman, said that the party's aim was to "break the mould" of Luthori politics:

It is our belief that the people of Luthori are tired of the same old seven-party system which has dominated Luthori political life for far too long. Our intention in the Democratic Socialist Party is simple: we intend to break the mould of Luthori politics, and usher in a new age of energetic, eight-party politics.


Phones are reported to have rung continuously at the party's new headquarters in Scrope Street with enquirers seeking information and membership of the new party, but questions remain about this new project. Sir Clement Smith, the former leader of the Liberal Unionist Party which split contentiously from the Liberal Revolutionary Party three years ago, is said to have claimed the new party should be "strangled at birth". The party's new leader, Mr. Jeremy Steel, dismissed the notion, and said he "welcomed" the development, saying he hoped it would help to "democratise and revolutionise the rather staid, dogged situation in which the country now finds itself", but declined to comment on his disgraced predecessor's words.
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Postby Cirith » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:55 pm

Snap Election Makes White Rose Largest Party

A snap election, 2 years and 4 months after the last one, has been held after the fall of the Luthori Libertarians' Party, and it has drastically changed the make up of the Imperial Diet.

The White Rose candidate for Governor General, Marquis Samuel, came a very close second without an endorsement, falling behind their Coalition partners in the SDP by just 1 million votes, despite the SDP taking Labou Party support, and winning the first round outside by more than 2.5 million votes. After the second round, Charles Albert Brighton won re-election with 50.99%.

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In the Imperial Diet, the White Rose won the most seats on 133 (+18) with the SDP falling back to 117 (-48). The LDU won 77 (+77), the TUSC won 62 (+35) and the Labour Party fell back to 5th place with 56 (-9). This means the centre-left and left hold 235 seats across 3 parties whilst the centre-right and right hold 210 seats across 2 parties.

It is believe the White Rose and SDP Coalition will continue, although who will serve as Chancellor is unknown, with the fall of Keymon from the Imperial Commonwealth, the Coalition faces a large task and has promised to see out the full term.
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Postby Cirith » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:05 pm

Centrist Coalition Continues After Snap Election

The SDP-White Rose Coalition continues as the 2 parties immediately put a new Cabinet forward, and the White Rose have raised eyebrows as they give the SDP the lead in the continued Coalition. Marquis Samuel said, 'We decided the SDP should continue to hold the Chancellorship, given the SDP Governor General and the need to continue all the work we started in the last 2 years, including negotiations with Keymon as we suppor the New Democratic Party there.'

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The SDP hold the Departments of; Infrastructure & Transport, Health & Social Services, Education & Culture, Trade & Industry and the Home Office. Alice Teodurschu will serve as Chancellor, as the SDP continue to lead the Coalition.

The White Rose hold the Departments of; Science & Technology, Environment & Tourism, Food & Agriculture, Justice, the MoD, the Treasury and the Foreign Office. Frederick Stinson continues to serve as the Deputy Chancellor.
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Postby Cirith » Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:31 pm

Marquis Celebrates 20 Years Leading White Rose

Marquis Samuel Weston is celebrating 20 years at the head of the White Rose today after taking the reigns from his father in 4384. The White Rose have been performing below expectation but have seen a small resurgence recently, with the Marquis finally holding the Governor-Generalship which every Marquis of the White Rose has held at least once in their tenure as Leader.

The Marquis and his wife attended a ball held in Fort William, along with White Rose Leaders and donors, including the Deputy Chancellor, Frederick Stinson and the Foreign Secretary, Sharon Stinson. At the event, the Marquis said, 'The political scene is becoming more cluttered, there is more competition and options than ever before, and the White Rose must adapt to perform well amongst so many. I am pleased to confirm we will be presenting an extensive WR legislative agenda over the next couple of years, to show what we stand for, and to see what the other parties stand for too.'

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The Marquis promised extensive economic and infrastructure reform, bills which will likely fail in the Diet but give the right a political boost ahead of the 4407 elections. After the event, the White Rose confirmed donations in excess of £10 million for the day after many of the rich and wealthy gave the Marquis their support and funds to boost the White Rose who hope to lead the right wing parties into the next term.

As he left the celebration, Frederick Stinson said, 'I want to thank Alice Teodurschu of the SDP, for the years of Centrist Coalition which has lead to a strong, stable and solvent Luthori, one with a surplus, friends, allies and growing influence on the world stage. We believe the only downside of recent years is regulation stifling the free market and hindering growth, jobs and investment. We know this will be the last term of our Coalition with the SDP, we accept it will end in February 4407 and we believe the right will win the next election, and we will work for a stable Coalition with fellow like-minded political parties.'
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Postby hansoloffson » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:20 pm

Alice Teodruschu moves left

Today at the Social Democratic Congress their leader and the leader of the Empire, Alice Teodurschu was reelected party leader. She is the first leader since the founder Frederick Coombes who managed to get the entire Congress to vote for them.
This sudden surge of Support has come from her declaring openly that the White Rose would no longer be a fitting Cabinet partner for the next election. After she declared such several clear left policies has been pushed through the diet without support from their coalition partner.

This will be a new dawn for the grand empire of Luthori. We shall stand together, not oppose each other. We shall nurture that which has been built, to keep the neo liberals greedy little hands away from our rights! Our party has always and will always stand for the Unions and their workers. I will always fight for your right to keep the security that we have built! We shall move forward and expand upon what we have built! If we win this election the Neo Liberals will no longer go without taxation. The rich will no longer be able to buy their luxuary items without paying in to the welfare system


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Re: Luthori Central News Network

Postby Cirith » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:22 pm

OOC: This happened in January of 4401. These posts are recaps of what happened on those days.

Operation Joint Resolve Moves to Luthori

The Luthori-Lourenne joint military exercises continued with programmes in Luthori, primarily Geharon and Utagia, along the shared border with Ewiges Thalleristisches Reich von Narikaton and along the coasts of Geharon and Tinako. The Foreign Secretary, Sharon Stinson, said,' Joint-Resolve is not only about our commitment to the Northern Council, it is about our commitment to the modernisation of our armed forces and the continue co-operation with our friends and allies. I am hopeful this ushers in a new chapter of Luthori-Lourenne relations.'

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DAY 5 & 6:
Location: Border Region, Utagia

The Luthori and Lourennais troops undertook a Caucus where Luthori troops represented the fictional nation of Westopia and Lourennais troops represented the fictional nation of Akarinos. In the scenario, the 2 units entered a conflict after long-simmering tensions between the two neighbours, in part over oil and hydrocarbon resources in the border lands, erupted into war when Luthori sided with Akarinos and began a military campaign across their shared border to “liberate” Westopia citizens, Lourennais brigades additionally played the role of Narikaton allies assisting Westopia in the border dispute with Luthori and Akarinos.

The conflict included disruptions of Westopia public and private computer systems; the emergence of an insurgency called the South Akarinos Peoples’ Army that began attacking Akarinos logistics convoys and lines of supply as it sought an independent state straddling the border of southern Akarinos and northern Westopia; a crime family that took advantage of the chaos to further its goals; and over 5,000 refugees.

The exercise was not just about focus and strength, but also about logistics, modern warfare around cyber attacks, the displacement of people in warfare and unexpected belligerents becoming involved, and how to handle all of these scenarios. The day long exercise started at 6 in the morning and finally came to a close around midnight on the second day, with both forces setting out make shift camps in the countryside of Utagia for the night.
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Postby Cirith » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:27 pm

OOC: This happened in January of 4401. These posts are recaps of what happened on those days.

Operation Joint Resolve Goes Coastal

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DAY 7 & 8:
Location: Beaches at the White Cliffs of Luthor, Geharon

Another early start awaited the training groups as they convoyed across country to Geharon, for 2 full days of mock military landings off the coast of Geharon, with small naval exercises near the White Cliffs of Luthor included to test the response of naval transports and frigates.

The exercise began with Luthori forces taking up defensive positions along the coast, with mock gun emplacements set up at regular intervals, using the cliffs as a natural edge. The Lourennais forces undertook bombing raids with their air force, drawing the Luthori forces to use their anti-air guns at a moments notice before the Lourenne Army used landing crafts to deploy hundreds of troops on the beach, as well as modified self-propelled amphibious tanks capable of beach travel.

The afternoon saw attack and counter attack as the two forces vied for control of the beaches, with a glider assault preceding the drop of paratroopers from the Lourenne Air Force, before their pathfinders were assaulted by a squadron from the Luthori Air Force rounding out the daylight hours.

The second day saw entrenched and mock hand-to-hand combat as the Lourenne Army advanced up the beaches, and the Luthori Army decided to move their order of battle towards the cliffs for a natural defence of their flank. The Luthori Army used the cliffs to fire down on the Lourenne Army, and problems clearing the beach of obstructions led to them calling a halt to further landings of vehicles, making it a drawn out fire fight for the majority of the afternoon.

The exercise was drawn to a close when the navies of both nations engaged in side by side combat off the coast, with a Luthori submarine sinking one of the Lourenne frigates. The conclusion of the second day saw the army and air force personnel enjoy beach parties whilst the naval training groups prepared for 2 days of naval exercises off the coast of Tinako.
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Re: Luthori Central News Network

Postby Cirith » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:53 pm

OOC: This happened in January of 4401. These posts are recaps of what happened on those days.

Jelbic Sea Hosts Joint Resolve Naval Exercise

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The closing days of exercises in Operation Joint Resolve centred around the navies of both Luthori and Lourenne, with the first day focusing on joint operations and the second day focused on mock combat and a naval battle. The majority of the army personnel deployed for the Operation returned to their bases and large portions of the air force from both nations also returned home, with a small number remaining on hand for naval exercises around search & rescue and helicopter operations.

DAY 9 & 10:
Location: Jelbic Sea, off Coast of Utagia

The first day of the naval exercises consisted of two tactical assault groups, consisting of mixed warships from both fleets, simulating details of drills centred on a map including ship-to-sea firing by secondary cannons, air defence, joint landing and inspection, maritime search and rescue, underway replenishment and manoeuvres geared around close quarter operations. The training encompassed several units and naval machinery, including Mistral helicopters, a number of frigates, rocket launchers, aircraft that discover & combat submarines and fighters which can be launched by the Luthori Aircraft Carrier.

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The drills on the second day involved a number of combat exercises using live ammunition, submarines, and defence against asymmetric threats, as well as executing daytime and night-time sailing formations. The exercise ran through a range of scenarios, including crisis and conflict situations, disputed territory operations, terrorist activity, smuggling and piracy. The afternoon of the second day saw a live ammunition war game participated in by both nations and a cat and mouse chase to test the maritime training of personnel on the vessels, as well as the comand structure for both navies.

The end of the day saw Luthori Royal Navy forces return to their base in Utagia, whilst the Lourenne Navy set sail to cross the Anantonese Ocean back to Lourenne.
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Postby Cirith » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:12 pm

Foreign Secretary Sets Ambitious Agenda

The Foreign Secretary of Luthori, Sharon Stinson, has laid down an ambitious agenda for the next 2 years, which will round out the Grand Coalition between the SDP and White Rose, which both parties have said will end in the election of 4407. She not only made it clear that Security Council action on Saridan and Piracy was a priority, but that Luthori engagement with the whole of Terra, as well as repairing relations with Narikaton, was firmly on her to do list before she may have to leave office again.

She started by saying she had decided to promote the Tukarali Diplomatic and Economic Cooperation Treaty for full Diet debate, although reserved judgement on whether the country should ratify it, as she says she has the power to present Treaties to the Diet, and they decide via super-majority whether to sign.

She went on to once more promote the Global Emancipation Treaty (http://classic.particracy.net/viewtreat ... reatyid=59) which has been signed by a further 15 nations since she promoted its ratification across Terra, it now hosts 27 signatories and 3 further ratifications being debated.

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She also used the opportunity to announce new embassies will be built and opened with Cakaniye Cumhuriyeti (Jakania). They will open a brand new embassy in Fort William, whilst the Empire opens a new embassy in the centre of Dokuz (Haftiye), both nations will joint-fund the embassies, with full opening ceremonies next year.

The Foreign Office confirmed that the Foreign Secretary would be making a state visit to the Grand Principality of Deltaria in January 4405 to further relations between Luthori and Deltaria, and to meet Augustin II Von Thaller, the Governor General.

She finished by saying she would reach out to the Government of Ewiges Thalleristisches Reich von Narikaton in the coming days, personally making overtures to Parteivorsitzender Dennis von Thaller in the hopes of thawing tensions between Luthori and Narikaton since the latter abolished slavery last year.
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