Beluzia Daily

Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Sun May 13, 2018 9:32 am

Liberty Party Election Advertisement

Uplifting, rallying music beings in the background.

"We've gone far together".

The female narrator talks matter-of-factly as footage of numerous industry charts showing an upward swing and tax charts showing a downward swing flash on screen.

"But we've got so much further to go".

Footage of architecutral plans and clever graphics of a rejuvenated Beluzia overlay the voice.

"It's about transport."

Footage of a bus driver helping a grateful elderly customer on to a bus. Another of someone who got to work with plenty of time to spare."

"It's about jobs."

Footage of people selling fruit and shopkeepers looking satisfied. Happy, smiling people driving their taxis, working in
factories, working in restuarants and of busy people in offices with big smiles enjoying being productive at their job.

"It's about family."

Footage of people mowing their lawns and waving to their children as they leave for school. Footage of grandparents reading to smaller children.

"It's about education."

Footage of teachers smiling while pointing to children who raise their hands enthusiastically. One leaves an apple on the teachers desk at lunch time.

The music reaches a cresendo.

"It's about you. "Vote Liberty this August to put Beluzia firmly on the map."

A big group shot of the same people featured in the footage comes on screen and says "we're voting Liberty!" all together.

A row of Beluzian flags flutter on screen as a picture of the smiling Liberty leader fades in.

"Hi, I am Neil Taylor and I endorse this message".

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Sat May 19, 2018 4:10 pm

At a press meeting outside his residence today 65 year old Neil Taylor announced he would be stepping down as leader of the Liberty Party. Flanked by his wife Harriet and two children, Isabella and Michael, he read out a statement saying "I am deeply honoured to have had the opportunity to lead Liberty for ten years. I was fortunate to have a strong team behind me. But things have to keep moving forward. It's time for a fresh approach. I want to give my successor the best possible run for the critical elections next February."

Mr Taylor announced he was very proud of the achievements Liberty have made under his leadership citing the tax cuts, infrastructure proposals and a forward thinking vision for business and families across Beluzia. When asked by a journalist what he intends to do with his time out of politics he said with a smirk "Catch up with the hockey!" Journalists laughed as they appreciated the reference to his Ice Hockey gaffe seven years ago which almost derailed his election campaign and his leadership. Mr Taylor also paid tribute to Mr Duncan Pigg who resigned as President recently, and also praised the entire Pigg family who felt he had a very good relationship with. Taylor also gave thanks to Liberty's BCP allies in general saying "their support was crucial in pushing key legislation through." Liberty insiders have said the red hot favorite for leader is current Foreign

Minister Tom McKenny, 45. His relative youth and enthusiastic embrace of Liberty's "glasnost" policy is said to have endeared him to Taylor's supporters. Vic Carter, 49, is said to be mulling a run. Barry Delaney, 56 has ruled himself out of a run completely while Amanda Herring, 50 could be considered a dark horse for her organizational ability le as Leader of Liberty Party business in Congress. Liberty stalwarts and current Ministers Les Bright, 70 and Leo Williams, 68 are said to be considering retirement. Taylor's leadership could be considered steady but unspectacular. The former accountant used his mild mannered temperament to move legislation forward and was the calm head required to rebuild Liberty after Scott Robinson's turbulent leadership. Early troubles and talk of another leadership challenge were overcome as Taylor fought two elections as leader in 4389 and 4392 and steadily increased voter share in each.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Sun May 20, 2018 9:57 am

New Liberty Party leader and current Foreign Minister Tom McKenny has announced that the first soil has been turned in Karavshire as building of the new international airport begins following official signing of important documents with the Beluzian Airport Corporation, the private consortium of investors who successfully bid to bring this project to reality, last month. The construction is expected to take six years and is expected to be completed in 4402. Overall cost is said to be about b20 billion.

Mr McKenny thanked the Congress of Beluzia for supporting the Beluzian International Airport Act (Sep 4395) saying "Congress has shown a bold resolve in supporting this ambitious project. It had cross party support which just shows how, despite ideological differences, we can come together when necessary to do what is best for the Beluzia people". He also thanked the myriad of people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen. "These people took the first step many years ago to bring make this a reality. Years of hard work, investigation, proposal, counter proposal." Mr McKenny also talked about the future saying. "This is a major airport upgrade for our nation. It is going to open up Beluzia to the world. More tourists and visitors means more revenue thus our economy will grow stronger. In return we get to show case Beluzian history and culture to the world."

There were a few concerns raised about noise pollution and other environmental impact of the large airport however these were overcome quickly due to the necessity of the project. Other such infrastructure projects are planned for Beluzia in the near future as it seeks to modernize to accommodate the influx of visitors.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Mon May 21, 2018 8:30 pm

The political impasse in Beluzia rumbles on with attempts by the Beluzian Prosperity Front (BPF) to form government proving to be futile. Prosperity came from the electoral wilderness to claim the presidency through the election of televangelist Dr Wewecho Pantafloja Junior who won by 0.38% beating the Kaminskiist Workers Reform Front (KWRF). They also claimed a fragile minority control over the Congress. Claims of widespread voter fraud have even been raised to explain this stunning resurgence. While others have blamed Luthori influence on this election. Popular Radio host Barnard Vargave has slammed the result saying "it's a sham. The system is rigged against the people. They think you are fools." Prosperity supporters have called this sour grapes. "Junior won. Just accept it." said one man in Iker Ado. "Long live Junior. He is a good man!" said one old woman who kissed a picture of the president while surrounded by dancing supporters who wore dark blue.

KWRF, having come agonizingly close in the presidential election and finishing 46 seats behind Prosperity are the next likeliest to form government however experts have said this will be an uphill task. Morris Meckaw, professor of politics at the University of Fort Thorne said "they would need the support of all the leftist parties and either Liberty or the Conservatives. This is not impossible, but highly unlikely. Or they could go into a coalition with their arch nemesis Prosperity which, let's face is a real long shot. There is more chance of me getting hit by lightning, twice, while holding the winning Beluzian Lottery ticket." he chuckled. When asked about other options Meckaw said "there aren't many. The only other solution is to call a fresh election."

Liberty Party leader Tom McKenny, still Foreign Minister despite his party suffering a bad reversal in the polls has said "this has to end. Either the Congress continues to recognize Conservative-Liberty as the government or we go back to the people. This can't continue for the next four years." When asked about the possibility of voter fraud McKenny said "We are looking in to this possibility. Prosperity have history when it comes to this but I don't want to speculate at this time." Mr McKenny also said he was alarmed at the way Prosperity used the military to impose a curfew so easily during the inauguration and ramped up the political rhetoric. "Not sure the president has the power to do that. In fact, i know he doesn't under the Sovereignty Clause of Article 1 of the constitution. Frankly he could be impeached for this." When asked if the newly elected president should resign McKenny responded by saying "Yes. That option would be acceptable to Liberty."

We are not sure how or when this will end but it seems that events are escalating quickly. Already angry crowds of "Junior" supporters have begun to gather in Neguina and Iliathar, key Prosperity strongholds at the last election, as it looks likely the other parties will keep Prosperity from forming government. "Where is the Prime Minister?" said one concerned resident of Negunia where the pro-Junior crowds had swelled to their largest. "He hasn't said a word" she continued. Counter protests are also taking shape across the country. These are very tough times for Beluzia. Stay tuned.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Tue May 22, 2018 3:26 pm

Incredible demonstrations have sprung up all over Beluzia as hundreds of thousands of Reform Front, Liberty, Conservative and United Front party and many National Democratic supporters took to the streets in protest at president Dr Wewecho Pantafloja Junior's over zealous governmental style. Pantafloja is seen as a trouble-maker by many in Beluzia and this surge of opposition shows that people are fed up with the situation.

"This isn't about party politics" said Interior Minister and Conservative Party member Lamarcus Edwards as he struggled to be heard over the chanting and whistling crowd. "we all have ideological differences but this is about taking our nation back from an ultra aggressive party with a history of fraud and corruption". One United Front supporter standing next to Edwards added "we won't be turned into a militaristic police state. Never" as the crowd chanted "No Dictatorship! No BPF!". "They should be disbanded and never allowed to contest another election" one KWRF supporter wearing red said while holding a homemade "Junior Must Go" banner. Massive cheers and celebration went up around the crowd as dubious and unconfirmed reports filtered through that Junior had fled the country. Others though were angry at the news. "He needs to face the wrath of the people" said one man as he burned an effigy of Pantafloja. He needs to hang for what he has done!"

Clashes with "Junior" supporters who have staged angry demonstrations have been reported everywhere. In Negunia police have had plenty to do as Prosperity supporters have damaged cars and property. "Shops are being destroyed as masked Prosperity thugs ransack the cities" said one angry resident. Beluzia Police Chief Owen Drenger has urged everyone to stay indoors while the police mobilise to control the situation. "We have additional regular police units being deployed as well as riot police ready to retake control of the streets. Arrests will be made." he said grimly.

Prime Minister Joel Nakajima, leading a tiny minority government, has also appeared on television to appeal for calm from everyone. "Today I have met with my cabinet and police and military. This is a serious moment for Beluzia. But we need cool heads. Contrary to reports by the president Pantafloja the military is not being deployed against Beluzian citizens. There is no legal right for the president to order the military out. Only the Prime Minister can do this and we again reassure everyone that the military remain in their barracks but alert. In discussion with the Police Chief we will move quickly to round up those rogue entities who have sought to impersonate military officials and cause harm to citizens. The Beluzian National Guard are on standby to be deployed to restore order, on my order."

Liberty have called for early elections and have encouraged people to vote for the KWRF candidate as they stand the best chance of defeating Prosperity at the next election. Liberty Party spokesman Amanda Herring has said "Junior needs to step down and this election needs to happen to end the political impasse. We will see what happens from that point on. We are not handing a blank cheque to KWRF either."

The world watches and waits to see how this political plot that has citizens glued to their tv and radio sets plays out.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Tue May 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Security was tight as Prime Minister Joel Nakajima toured cities in Negunia today in the aftermath of the political violence which devastated Beluzia recently. Mr Nakajima called the broken windows, destroyed businesses and burned tires, along with the mess and decay which left the country reeling "an absolute disgrace". He hugged a shop owner who had lost her handmade toy shop to arsonists. "We are insured, but we've lost years of hard work" the owner sobbed. This is a story repeated across the country after months of escalating political aggression by the Pantafloja Junior led, Prosperity. A Kaminskiist supporter was beaten with a baseball bat by one group of Prosperity thugs and remains in a critical condition in hospital. Overall casualties from the violence are unknown at this time.

Some have criticised Mr Nakajima for keeping a low profile during the crisis and when he was asked why this was the case a key spokesman replied "Without going in to too much detail all we can say is there was a very real security risk involved. Beluzian intelligence had intercepted real and present threats on the life of the Prime Minister. He had to be moved to a secure location along with other government officials. Deputy Prime Minister Tom McKenny was fully briefed throughout and worked tirelessly in Congress to preserve the government and push for early elections." Mr Nakajima added. "The military was always aware and working hard with law enforcement to put down the crisis. I want to thank everyone involved for their dedication and commitment during
this difficult time." Experts such as Ret Gen Brian Colleton appeared on popular morning chat show 'Smell the Coffee Beluzia'. When asked if the Prime Minister was saying this was an attempted coup d'etat he simply replied "yes" to audible gasps from the audience and hosts. This suggestion has shocked Beluzia to the core as they had been in the midst of an economic resurgence of late.

Senior Professor Debra Sutherland of Fort Thorne University who lectures in history said "massive cross party protests across Beluzia were absolutely essential in ensuring the attempted rebellion achieved no momentum with the people." Mrs Sutherland was asked how such a poorly conceived attempt to take control of the government was going to succeed. She replied "widespread voter fraud saw "Junior" win many seats in Congress which enabled him to attempt a Congressional power grab. When that failed he attempted to call out factions of the military who might be wavering but they never answered. This was the beginning of the end. In desperation Pantafloja fled when he faced fresh elections."

When asked what will become of "Junior's" BPF party PM Nakajima said "we don't have any problem with the supporters, per se. They can vote for who they like, legally and lawfully and there are plenty who were simply led astray and didn't take part in the violence. But we have a problem with supporters who try damage property, hurt other people and try to usurp power and turn the country in to a dictatorship. This is where we draw the line and we draw it clearly. We will use every lawful means at our disposal to preserve the Beluzian Republic."

Police Chief Owen Drenger who promised action following these events has said "My police force has established a task force, Unicorn, and have already identified and arrested several dozen members of "Junior's" supporters who call themselves 'Prosperity Ultra's' responsible for the worst violence imaginable in recent months. Make no mistake there is no hiding from this. We will find you. We will arrest you. Your life is going to be an absolute misery from now on." Indeed TV screens and newspapers have been filled with pictures of "Ultras" being led away by heavily armed, balaclava wearing police from recently raided houses. One person who isn't found yet is "Junior" himself who fled to places unknown, probably overseas. It is understood Beluzian Intelligence are working closely with other police forces and intelligence agencies to bring Pantafloja to justice.

Recent snap elections, under the watchful eye of the Beluzian Police and election watchers from around Terra, saw Prosperity's vote collapse by 23% and Conservatives and Liberty perform exceptionally well. Nakajima's "cool heads" speech was said to have won many admirers to see him given another term in office. "It feels like i've never left" joked Nakajima.

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:45 pm

Beluzia Today took a tour around Beluzia's busiest construction site in Karavshire to inspect the building work on our new international airport. We met site manager Dale Dermott, a veteran of almost 60 construction projects, a jovial man who greeted us in a bright pink safety hat and reflective jacket with "Precision Engineering and Construction" written on the back.

"After five and a half years construction It's taking shape nicely" our guide said enthusiastically as he pointed to a very large set of buildings where, we were informed, the new aircraft hangers, maintenance sheds and catering warehouses were being built. "Investors have been extremely pleased with the progress though we are a little behind schedule owing to a concrete and steel supply problem late last year.

Later in the tour we were treated to a drone launch which gave Bt a bird's eye view of the entire site on a large screen. The drone flew over the main entrance point, spun around 360 degrees then glided gracefully over the almost completed runway tarmac before zooming in to look at the window less terminal buildings. In ultra HD workman and vehicles with "Digger", a premier Beluzian building firm, could be seen carrying out their duties. A contingent of workman at the departure terminal even posed together in comical fashion as the drone zoomed past.

The drone finished it's tour with a look at the main control tower. An tall imposing structure standing 200 feet into the air made up of 1200 tonnes of concrete. Dale was quick to inform BT it took just 15 days to build. It looked superb. "There have been challenges. We needed a special crane to finish the top but we succeeded in everything we wanted to achieve." A quick trip to the top of the tower showed us a clear 360 degree view of the entire airport landscape.

Back in his office Dale showed us various site maps and pointed to a large area marked "terminal". You've already seen this and it looks amazing now but when it is finished it is going to be magnificent". he said proudly before showing BT the final artist's rendering of the finished product. Ornate columns, open spaces, bright lighting, cheerful decor and helpful staff welcoming beaming visitors who collected baggage from well organised carousels were all shown. A vast car park and taxi space finished the scene. It illustrated visitors finding transport to take them to the delights Beluzia has to offer quickly and easily.

It was hard not to be impressed but would it live up to expectations? Dale responded assuredly. "Of course, the investors wouldn't have put about b20 billion into the project if they didn't think it would be feasible. This is really going to be the shot in the arm Beluzia needs. I am really proud to have been part of this project."

It hasn't all been plain sailing for the venture however. Aside from the steel and concrete supply consideration the site also had a near fatality when a young apprentice slipped and fell from scaffolding. Luckily the boy survived but it resulted in career ending injuries. The foreman's usual jovial mood disappeared instantly as he recalled the tragedy. "It shook everyone up badly. We take every precaution to keep our guys safe. He over balanced and his harness snagged. Awful business. We can expect to have to settle that one in court. I had to close the sight down for a week because of it."

Nonetheless the project continues to buzz to its conclusion. Dirt and dust covered workmen around us hauled poles and wooden frames to various destinations. Dale assured it was just half a year away from completion and first testing and ultimate grand opening in July 4402. "We are looking at millions of instances of traffic a year for this airport. It's very exciting"

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:57 am

There were jubilant scenes on the steps of the Congress building today as Conservative and Liberty supporters waved Beluzian flags, popped champagne bottles and sang traditional songs as they celebrated the end of the farcical "Junior" Premiership. Car horns tooted also as they marked the return of Duncan Pigg a quiet spoken Beluzian businessman who felt compelled to return to politics after seeing the country become "a joke". Tom McKenny, Liberty leader and once again Deputy Prime Minister, speaking in the halls of Congress said "We owe our thanks to those parties who supported us. This is a triumph of unity. You are in good hands, we will not forget you."

Also celebrated was the passage of the Eligibility Act which made it clear that those who serve in office must not have criminal convictions and, arguably more importantly, must be able to take the oath of office in Beluzia itself. "This is a key piece of legislation" said the new Justice Minister Jonathan Dickinson also present at the celebrations and enshrines in law that we won't be governed by a foriegn land, foreign entities or by someone living overseas unable to take part in debates. We call on "Junior" to resign the presidency immediately as he is now ineligible to hold office. We also call on him to stop hiding in Likatonia and come and talk to police in Beluzia regarding his role in the events surrouding the attempted coup."

When asked if the law disqualifying someone from being eligible for office for having outstanding warrants was too broad Mr Dickinson responded "Why would we allow someone who was issued an arrest warrant by the court to lead our justice, defense or financial institutions? It is preposterous. This is common sense legislation to eliminate legal loopholes which certain nefarious entities have taken full advantage of. Such entities need to be resisted by all parties regardless of political leaning."

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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby EasyPeasy » Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:35 pm

TV cameras clicked incessantly as Tom McKenny today took the oath of office of Prime Minister in Congress today as head of a unity government with the United Party and Kaminskiist Front. Outside large crowds watched the ceremony on big screens and some tv and radio stations reported very good ratings. The multitude outside sang a stirring rendition of the Beluzian Anthem.

"It's been a tumultuous few years for Beluzia and I am very grateful to have the chance to lead this great nation." McKenny said in his acceptance speech later. "But we've seen so much greed, corruption, incompetence, unsound decision making and mismanagement. It gives Liberty no pleasure to take control of Beluzia under these circumstances but fate has decided we must as our people need steady hands to guide the country toward another general election. With our friends in the UP and KW and with our Congressional colleagues we will deliver this. The people demand it."

Many in Beluzia were surprised by this trio of parties coming together to help throw out "Juniors" government-from-afar, ultimately deemed illegal by the court system, given their often vastly different political leanings. When asked if this could be a problem in the future McKenny said "look, we've got a hard enough road ahead. I am sure we all want the best for the country and there is much we agree on to move forward. We've wasted so many years that other countries have used wisely to improve the lot for their citizens."

Beluzia was plunged into turmoil with the political departure of the Conservative Government led by Duncan Pigg. This allowed the BDP/BR Party to re-assume almost full control with limited numbers and rush through devastating unilateral legislation. The subsequent removal of the government by popular protest had a devastating impact on the legislature leaving just 250 Congressmen to oversee administration of the country. As such calls for PM McKenny to call a snap election are growing louder and louder from many sections of society just six months out from compulsory general-election.

PM McKenny himself conceded there is good cause saying "We need a government which reflects the will of the people as a whole. But we need to steady the Beluzian ship, take stock and prepare the country for free, fair and legitimate elections to get that." He was quick to note a word of caution also. "Whatever happens in that poll and subsequently to that the people will not accept 'corruption as usual'. This country will not be subject to dysfunctional nepotistic politics which make us the laughing stock of Terra any longer."

Prime Minister McKenny left reporters after answering a few questions on various pressing subjects to meet with his fellow cabinet members for the first time on charting a way forward for the country. "It's time to go to work."
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Re: Beluzia Daily

Postby ManagerDan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:09 pm

Breaking News:
United Party supporters have launched a peaceful protest in the capital agianst the President’s recent actions supporting the possibility of establishing an Emperor over the nation, the protestors have been standing outside of the Presidential residence for several hours, only moving to allow emergency personnel through the streets. One protestor was recorded saying: “We will not bow to no man! Beluzia will resist any Emperor!” Many protestors expressed fear that the President would open troops to fire on protestors or arrest the peaceful group as members of the BDP have been known to do in past protests, but their resolve remains strong.
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