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RE: Eurovoice 38 // Neomantua, Angleter
[Montfort, who had been whisked away from the deranged man when he stormed the stage, was returned to centre stage, looking slightly shell-shocked. The microphone was placed back in his hands. The audience applauded and cheered louder and louder, prompting Montfort to smile]
"And without further ado, I'm pleased to introduce my successor--- no, I'm joking! I would, of course, like to apologise for the language there, although if you sat through the Vayinaodic entry, it's basically a spoken word version of that."
"I hope that man gets the help he needs. We all make mistakes in our lives and in our work. Letting Mr Oliver host EuroVoice was one of mine, and one I regret to this day. But I hope Mr Oliver can one day come to terms with what he did to Georgina Coldwell, to the Inquistan people, and to the whole EuroVoice community."
"The best that we can do---"
[Montfort is momentarily distracted by the sight and sound of John Oliver being beaten up by EuroVoice security]
"The best we can do is refuse to let those who hate the music get in the way of the music. So let's get ready for a new era of EuroVoice, starting in Icholasen with EV 39, and let's celebrate Sham Rock and their big victory tonight! Sham Rock, come on down!"
[Sham Rock join Montfort and Nick Knowles on stage to collect the EuroVoice trophy]
RE: European Heads of Government / State Meeting - Europolis, 6th July 2020
Emryc Isla's jaw had slowly dropped as he heard Juncker's proposals. As Juncker continued, he started to laugh, desperately trying to do so as quietly and subtly as possible. He started to weep with laughter when Juncker ejected Cllr Karlssen from the summit like a complete boss. Eventually he composed himself before speaking.
"Sorry, I've got to side with the Bridgemeister on this one. It's almost as if you've gathered us all here, Jean-Claude, to tell us about your plan to double, or even triple, the length of your term, and build a new building for yourself. How do I swipe left on this on your app?"
"If you made promises you couldn't keep in your term in office, that's your problem. We're all politicians, we all have to deal with that. At the very least, the current term should be four months for Premier and Internal as normal, and I'd suggest that if we are to change, we do so at the end of the current Foreign Affairs Commissioner's term."
"I mean, it's just... I can't even... ha... you literally call us all here and your first action, top of the agenda, other than the app, is to say 'hey, how about we cancel the next election and give me a second term', and then Jesus is all 'no, Jean, you're so wonderful, have a THIRD term, no need for elections! And maybe we'll have elections then, and if you win you get SIX terms!' Do you have any idea how this looks to people in Kingswinford, and Damaszka, and Edessa? I'm sorry if my laughing was... is disrespectful, but the people watching the news in Angleter tonight, good grief, if you think you've seen disrespectful, bloody hell."
"The citizens want to get away from you, Jean-Claude. Angleter is deleting the EU app, and we're not paying for Juncker Towers either. You've already beat Trympov, you don't need to have a bigger building than him too."
RE: The Europolis Post
YOU'RE ALL TERRIBLE AND WE'RE NOT VOTING FOR ANY OF YOU
Four months ago, Angleter's government, for the first time in several years, decided not to cast a vote in the EU Commission elections. The options facing us today are just as bad, if not worse. Once again, we simply cannot, in good conscience, endorse any of the candidates who want to run the region.
Over three successive terms in office, the EPA have proven themselves completely tone-deaf to the concerns of the Angleteric people. The Elected and Accountable Council Act, which led us to withdraw our European Councillor in protest, transformed what had been a restrained body of representatives of national governments into a de facto pan-European parliament, with its own mandate, separate from the member states. But our government, and those of the other democratic member states, were elected to represent their countries on the world stage. We have no time for decrees from Europolis, rammed through by the EPA, taking that responsibility, that legitimacy, away from us.
The EPA's approach to European integration is the worst of all worlds. They want to make the European Council into a parliament, with unequal constituencies (how can over 150 million Angleterics be represented by the same number of councillors as 100,000 Nofoagans?), and impose more and more diktats on the government and people of Angleter. Occasional fig-leafs, like the rebate and the repeal of the Refugee Protection Act, are welcome, but everyone recognises them as fig-leafs designed to buy the begrudging loyalty of the people of sovereignty-minded member states.
Today, Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker – forced to stand again now after member states shot down his absurd attempt to extend his term – are offering the most radical EPA manifesto ever. Between them, they want to restore the Refugee Protection Act and create an open-borders 'Schengen' area, imposing mass immigration on us all, and even take away our nuclear deterrent. Angleter will not vote for this. If it is imposed, we will not comply.
Unfortunately, as the debates unfold, the despair that enveloped Angleter four months ago has descended on us again. The ELDR, who present themselves as the main alternative to the EPA, only offer a more extreme version of the EPA's Eurofederalism. They not only want to take away our nuclear deterrent and our borders, they want to dip into our rebate as part of a Europe-wide foreign aid scheme, and impose ludicrous restrictions on member states' space programs. Both they and the EPA are engaged in a grotesque race to promise ever more grandiose, ever more expensive, and ever more unrealistic white elephant projects to sink Angleteric taxpayers' money into.
The other candidates fare little better. Dragan Trympov and John Oliver's MEGA, and Sofia Cikarova's PEL, present themselves as 'anti-globalist', but the reality is that they're only against globalism in its current form. They don't necessarily object to the EU making demands of member states, they just don't like what those demands are right now. Mr Trympov's pro-borders, anti-elitist form of globalism might appeal to many people in Angleter, and our government would likely breathe easier under his premiership than any other candidate's, but it is still a form of globalism. Ms Cikarova's socialist form of globalism, meanwhile, does not appeal to many people in Angleter.
This leaves the independent candidates. Walter Cocx has attempted to portray himself as a candidate of the reasonable centre, but his support for the Refugee Protection Act and a European Green New Deal marks him out as an unreasonable extremist in the eyes of most Angleterics. Katrin Weber, on the other hand, appears to have combined the worst aspects of the EPA, ELDR, and PEL in one candidate.
Angleter has disengaged from Europolis for several months now. We have withdrawn our councillor, we have not voted in Commission or ECoJ elections, and no Angleteric has put themselves forward for those offices. We have focussed on bilateral and multilateral relationships with our friends, neighbours, and allies, where it works for us – the spirit of the EU as it once was. More and more Angleterics are questioning whether EU membership actually offers Angleter anything at all. This current crop of candidates certainly doesn't. We can only hope that, unlike last time, whoever is elected this month pulls Europe back from the brink, and restores the spirit of consensus and respect for national sovereignty that was the hallmark of the European Union we joined 12 years ago.
If not, Angleter is unafraid to consider not so much whether we should leave the EU, but whether the EU has already left us.
The Rt Hon Martha Lane MP is Angleter's Minister for the Interior and a member of the Citizen Alliance
RE: Can't upload my factbook
The forum won't allow me to upload my factbook claiming a permissions issue. Does anybody have any advice.
I've renamed your account to your nation name, and approved your map claim, so you should now be able to post.
WAR LIST FORM
MAIN RULES TO REMEMBER
- DO NOT EXCEED YOUR AMOUNT OF INDUSTRIAL CREDITS
- DO NOT EXCEED 15% DEFENSE SPENDING AS A PART OF YOUR BUDGET
- DO NOT EXCEED 5% DEFENSE SPENDING AS A % OF GDP
- DO NOT EXCEED .75% OF YOUR POPULATION IN MANPOWER
- TRY YOUR BEST TO MATCH YOUR TRUE AND PROJECTED BUDGETS
Use the following form to publish your military in a new thread in this forum. You are obliged to do this for realism reasons; if you have no standing military, fill in the form anyway as though you have no units.
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RE: Eurovoice 38 // Neomantua, Angleter
Now, before we invite the winner up on stage, I'd like to invite on stage the man who makes all of this possible, an Angleteric EV hero, the one and only PETER MONTFORT!
Thank you, Nick. Tonight has been yet another wonderful display of the rich musical diversity of Europe, and, for the first time, beyond Europe. Angleter and Neomantua not only put on a great show tonight, we made history. I'd like to offer my particular thanks to Conch Kingdom for taking part in EuroVoice, and making this a truly global contest.
EuroVoice has been such a wonderful family to me, and such a big part of my life since I became Chief Executive of EuroVoice way back in 2015. The first time I stood on a EuroVoice stage was when I announced the results of EV 26 in Inquista - can you believe that?
But nothing stays the same. We all have to move with the times, and that includes EuroVoice, and you know, it includes me too. EuroVoice needs fresh ideas and fresh passion. So I'm announcing tonight that, sadly, EV 38 will be my final EuroVoice as Chief Executive, and I'll shortly be asking the EUBC to organise an election among the member broadcasters so my replacement can be in place before EV 39 in Icholasen this autumn.
[Groans and sad noises emanate from the audience. The cameras pan across and zoom in on a woman in floods of tears]
It gives me great pleasure to round out my EuroVoice journey with such a great and historic contest, and to do so right here in my home co---
RE: RETROVOICE 1985
Full Nation Name: The Grand Marquessate of Angleter (as we called it in 1985)
Artist: Stefan Dennis
Song: Don't It Make You Feel Good
Link to youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izpxV5MWDxM
Vote deliverer with their image linked: Noel Edmonds
Backdrop for your country (as of 1985): https://i.ibb.co/M6zZJCd/skylinenb.png
Flag (as of 1985):
RE: Purging the Red Mist
"I see. Certainly Angleter has no objection to Inimicus informing the public about each stage of this investigation as it sees fit. It's quite clear that the regime in Neo-Venetia have zero intention of behaving peacefully, and the more people that are aware of their crimes, the better."
"We know that the regime seized power by shooting down the previous Prime Minister's helicopter. The fact that they've extended this modus operandi to their neighbours' heads of state is deeply concerning, especially given the fact that, during the course of the coup, the Communists co-opted elements of the Social Republican Party, which committed terrorist attacks in Angleter in 2009. Given the animosity of all Neo-Venetian separatist authorities towards Angleter, we cannot tolerate the belligerence of this new regime."
"Angleter has, for some months, been planning an operation to remove the Neo-Venetian Communists and pacify the area. We are, as you say, cognisant of the importance of not acting rashly, but it will be difficult, from the perspective of our national security, to justify more than a few more weeks of inaction. In terms of the operation itself, Inimicus' diplomatic support is extremely welcome. At this point, we would only ask that you secure your borders and stand ready to stop and, where appropriate, arrest any Neo-Venetian terrorists or insurgents who attempt to cross into Inimicus."
"In terms of what follows, we intend to form a provisional civilian government to work alongside the relevant military authorities, and oversee a political process that will lead, in our view, to a treaty formally incorporating Neo-Venetia into Angleter, guaranteeing that Inimican investigators can freely investigate the attack on Emperor Artabanos' plane on Neo-Venetian territory, and guaranteeing the extradition to Inimicus on request of any Neo-Venetian residents whom your country suspects of involvement in the attack."
"It is, we believe, vital that this be recognised as the regional action it is, and that the rest of Europe does not labour under the misunderstanding that this is a repeat of 2008. To that end, we also intend to approach the Duxburians before commencing the operation. We envisage that some territorial concessions will be made to the DU, and I'd be eager to hear your thoughts on that, as well as about the process in general."