The Government of Framptonia abstains from this vote as it refuses to acknowledge the legitimacy of the ENAA
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RE: YOU GET A CAR...
Name: Reverend Richard Coles
Biography: Former Framptonian Pop Idol who after a series of Chart successes became an ordained priest
In favour of women priests
Opposed to both abortion and euthanasia under any circumstance
Opposed to making annulments easier
Opposed to allowing divorced and remarried couples to receive Communion
In favour of contraception under some circumstances? YesIn favour of a more welcoming attitude to homosexuals? Yes
In favour of radical reform of the Vatican bureaucracy
In favour of priests being allowed to freely say the Traditional Latin Mass
In favour of closer relations with other denominations and religions
In favour of a more confrontational approach to the wealthy and corporatio
RE: News from the Swamp
It's a boy - but who's the Daddy?
[size=8]Capt Hewitt and King Hubert[/size]
As previously reported, Lucinda 'Bare'em All' Bareham gave birth to her baby prior to the Christmas break and prior to her attending the Royal Wedding on RMS Athena.
While Bare'em All has been quick to hail her baby son, as the new Duke of Eloe, commentators are less convinced of the baby's credentials. The boy who has already been christened with the traditional Barehaam names of David, Thomas and Lucius (all Bareham boys have three first name being a combination of these three and Joshua).
The baby was born almost exactly nine months after the death of his putative father, which given the serious ill heath and age of the suggested father makes this an extremely unlikely circumstance. The recently leaked documents by Edward Snowden of the United Kingdom make it clear that the Government of Framptonia did not believe the baby to have been fathered by the Duke. The leaks indicated that if Bare'em All insists on her son being treated as the next in line to the Duchy of Eloe, then she is likely to have to permit her son undergoing a paternity test. Even should David Bareham be shown to have fathered David Bareham Junior, then it is likely that Lucy Rigby, the Secretary of State for Foreign & International Affairs will claim that her daughter who is older by 18 months, ws also fathered by David Bareham, making her rather than Bare'em All's son the rightful air.
What is clear though is that the baby bears no facial resemblance to either of his supposed parents. He does however bear a more than passing resemblance to Captain James Hewitt, the military attache at the United Kingdom's embassy in Limpdom and also to King Hubert of Davishire. Could the rightful heir to the United Kingdom of Davishire be a Framptonian?
While nobody from Mrs Bareham's office was prepared to issue an official comment, an aide who was not prepared to be named said,"Of course it was disappointing when the baby was born, that he didn't have the usual distinctive Bareham birth mark. And there was further disappointment when we became aware that he had ginger hair, but at least he's not black."
RE: News from the Swamp
It's a boy
[size=10]The Dowager Duchess with her son[/size]
After some fevered speculation that Lucinda Bareham had given birth to her baby before being a guest at the Icholsen Royal Wedding, the Duchess of Eloe announced yesterday the birth of her son, David Thomas Lucius Bareham.
Pictured at home with her son following his christening at at the Cathedral of St Bogwulf in Bogthorpe, the Duchess (more commonly known as Mrs Bareham or Cinders) announced that she was seeking legal advice as to whether her son should become the tenth Duke of Eloe. It is also understood that she intends to challenge the Government's decision to sequestrate the estates of her late husband. The decision to sequestrate was made by the former Comproller Generale on the grounds that the last Duke died without an heir. Mrs Bareham is demanding a return of the sequestered estates on the basis that the assumption that her husband had no heir has been shown to be incorrect.
Whatever the outcome of the legal case, the readers of The Son of Eloe will be pleased to see such a bonny baby, though his shock of ginger hair may augur some difficult toddler tantrums ahead.
God bless you Cinders.
RE: ENAA Elections (December 2015)
The Federal Democratic Republics of Framptonia are an entirely pacifist nation and will therefore not be nominating itself for appointment to the ENAA. As a nation we are fundamentally opposed to nuclear weaponry and shall not be participating in the elections either.
RE: Kalmar- Diplomacy Chamber
"I am pleased to see the progress that we are making in these areas," said Prime Minister Phillipa Bentley excitedly.
"However, I think it would be useful for me to clarify some of what I am suggesting. Firstly with regard to passport control, I am not suggesting that there should be an entire freedom of movement between nationals of our two states. Simply that such a freedom of movement should be the norm. I do not think it should be necessary for Framptonian passport holders to have to apply for a visa to enter Kalmar, the possession of a passport should be sufficient. Neither am I suggesting that there should be no border control or ability of a nation to refuse entry to persona non grata."
"As a first stage, I feel that we should limit the option for relaxed passport control to direct flights between our two countries. The airlines should provide a full list of travellers to the destination nation in advance of the flight and if there are any Framptonian citizens that the nation of Kalmar does not wish to give permission to enter Kalmar, then Kalmar can notify the authorities and these persons would be prevented from flying. There should then be no need for Framptonian citizens to pass through passport control at Kalmaran airports. Effectively the border control is taking place before the flight takes off and not after it lands."
"With regard to Higher Education, in Framptonia Higher Education is not free, but charged to the student on a loan basis. Neither are there grants, but further loans which are repaid from a graduate tax applied on future earnings. I do not expect the Kalmaran Government to pay for Framptonian students who are studying at Kalmaran institutions. Neither do I expect the Kalmaran Government to provide Framptonian students with financial aid. The cost to the Kalmaran Government of the education provision would be paid by the Framptonian Comptroller and the students would be provided with subsistence funding from the same source as if they were studying in Framptonia. Similarly the Framptonian Government would expect the Kalmaran Government to pay for the course fees of Kalamaran students in Framptonia and provide subsistence funding for them."
"The educational exchanges which I am proposing should simply be an extension of choice to the students in each country to study in the other country. It should not place any additional financial burden upon the host country."
RE: Kalmar- Diplomacy Chamber
"Well it gives me great pleasure to put some firm proposals on the table, Your Highness," said Phillipa Bentley, Prime Minister of Framptonia.
"Firstly, I should like to abolish mandatory passport control at our international airports for all travellers bearing passports of either nation, so that the only travellers passing through passport control on flights between our two nations would be the nationals of other states. Obviously we would need to include a mechanism to allow for the prevention of free travel for people suspected of committing offences, but this could easily be achieved."
"My second proposal is that our youngsters entering Higher Education should be able to do so in either nation without fear of financial hardship. Accordingly the Framptonian Government is prepared to pay the required fees for Framptonian students studying for a first degree or higher at Kalmaran Universities. We would request that the Kalmaran Government offers reciprocal opportunities for its students to study at our Universities."
RE: Kalmar- Diplomacy Chamber
"I'm very pleased by the progress our two nations have made towards establishing a mutual and profitable friendship," began the Framptonian Prime Minister, Miss Phillipa Bentley.
"I feel that there should be collaboration between the smaller and newer nations of the European Union to ensure that they are not overwhelmed by the actions of the hegemony of the more established and larger states. As a starter I can confirm that the application for slots at the Scudness International Travel Hub by Scandinavian Airlines allowing for flights between Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo to Scudness has been successful. This will strengthen ties between our two great nations.
I would further suggest that we should consider negotiating a free trade agreement between our nations and a discussion about he possibility of fully funding higher education exchanges between our students. Furthermore I think there is an opportunity for our EU Councillors to work on presenting a bill to the European Council concerning the preservation of traditional fishing grounds."