9 June 2017Woking, England"Why are we even campaigning in this seat. It's so DUP blue I can't tell if it's water, the sky, or the voters," Jess grumbled. She was trying to help the local SDP candidate get a swing in her direction, but the seat of Woking has been such a DUP safe seat, that she questioned the reasoning of coming out in the first place. Fiona Colley, the local candidate for the Social Democrats, turned around and looked at Jess as people kept walking past, not even bothering to take any information or engage in debate, which happened in the other seats around London Jess had been in today. As one of the more visible SDP MPs, she was responsible for helping out the national campaign. Why Starmer was even sending her there was beyond her."It's alright," Fiona replied. "I appreciate the help anyway. If we can get a swing on in areas like this, maybe we can win the election. We're going to need Tory safe seats to turn red anyway.," Jess couldn't deny that logic. But this one? Jonathan Lord had 121,441, and the last SDP candidate 39,270. Not even close. "Alright, then. A few more than we can pop round the pub for a bite," Fiona groaned, herself starting to feel a little bit of the abnormal heat in the streets of Woking.Dublin, Ireland"Really? We're in with a shot?" asked Tim Farron. He had just delivered a speech in Dublin to a crowd of students at Trinity College, Dublin. He was with his leader, Vince Cable, heading around Ireland, trying to drum up support away from the SDP. The Irish electorate was notoriously conservative, moreso than the English, but they were in a matter of social issues. Putting together a majority here for any of the parties to the left of the DUP would be tough. Vince and Tim were having dinner with their wives at one of the restaurants overlooking St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street. The evening light of Dublin with its soft pinks and oranges illuminated the green in a pastel brilliance. "Yeah; we're having a resurgence in metropolitan areas like this, where the SDP may have spooked off some who aren't as keen with the left-wing populist, socialist tone coming from them," Vince replied, tucking into a roast. "Plus, we're the only party in the left that isn't going to burn the pocket book and looks to modify capitalism rather than overhaul the entire economy. That's a good boost for us as well.""The wild card is the UKIP vote. We haven't heard much from them beyond the debate, and I mean...Nigel didn't do terrible," Tim said, poking around his plate of fish and chips."Irrelevant. The SDP wooed them back this election cycle. UKIP might disappear completely. But now the SDP are stuck in this populist mode that they can't get out. You'd think that a party that promotes itself as social democracy would find a way to be to the left of us, but we're the real left alternative here," Vince answered. "We're in a good spot right now. I think we'll prove everyone wrong in this election."The two men continued to eat.
Dear mister Jock Spurgeon-PriceMinister of Foreign Affairs United Kingdom Foreign Office,First of all we, and the whole of the turkmenbaijani people, would like to thank you for the sympathy towards the victims and their families of the double-attack on the central market place in Arkhamnamabad. Our peoples do have good relations with eachother and by this condolences you are affirming this. Concerning your offer of assistance during the elections of the 26th of june, the turkmenbaijani state is delighted and accepts this outstretched hand to secure a free and open election.Althus, the authorities of the State Turkmenbaijan allow that:
Independent electoral scrutineers drawn from the Britisch Electoral Commission, as well as the Gallambrian Electoral Commission;Members of the various Civilian and Military Police forces from both the Gallambrian Defence Force and the British Armed Forces, to provide polling place security, ballot box escorting to and from the polling places, as well as counting house security, all under the direction, in cooperation and dialogue with the superiors of the above mentioned forces, of the Himiýa Polís.By this we are hoping to ensure the citizens and residents of Turkmenbaijan, you as government of Gallambria and the United Kingdom and all other governments the goodwill of Turkmenbaijan in progress and democracy.Hoping for a good cooperation,Gülan Burhamayew,Head of State Service of Internal Affairs,President of the State Turkmenbaijan
New information has been obtained about the "Beaufort case", involving former Minister, EU Councillor and ECoJ Justice François Beaufort:We are currently investigating the identity of Mx. "X". When we find the connections between Mr. Beaufort and Vulovich Bratstvo, we shall publish the results.
"We are strong friends and budding allies, and of course I see your point. However, our current trading obligations have grown the British economy, and it would be an issue for any Government, mine or someone else's, of the United Kingdom. I'm glad we're meeting to discuss reform. If I could be frank, the United Kingdom would like to see us turn into a free trade zone that cooperates together that still allows for all of the nations to trade with others freely. We would also like to see NESTO cooperate on intelligence and security, and the ability to move capital, goods, and people freely between our nations. I am afraid that the Parliament that we will be looking at for the next five years would only have the appetite for that," Theresa responded.She was, of course, hopeful when Violet announced that there was going to be a meeting where a final summit would take place."I do hope we can all come to an agreement on participation for NESTO and get the best possible deal for all of our nations. Thank you for the phone call, it was lovely to hear from you. Ta."
As the two ministers sat down, they exchanged pleasantries. They signed both copies of the agreement."And with our signatures affixed to the agreement, I now declare that this agreement, between the United Kingdom and Gallambria, in force. Thank you".