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  • RE: Inimicus - Office of the His Imperial Majesty the Emperor


    21/09/2017

    To those this message may reach, greetings,

    It is with sorrowful heart I have taken notice of the horrific incidents which have unfolded in London today. As we wait for more information to come in, it is wise for national leaders like Myself to be reserved in their comments and maintain a healthy, down-to-earth attitude to foreign and domestic policy. Although I cannot speak on behalf of all Inimicians, I would like to extend My personal condolences to the families and friends of those who have been affected by this disaster, and I also extend an open hand to the British government, offering them any help Inimicus might be able to give in bringing those responsible and their associates to justice. The means of our combined intelligence forces are available to offer aid.

    This afternoon I chaired a meeting of the Imperial Anti-Terror Command, which sees no reason to change Inimicus's threat level, which will therefore remain at level 2 of 4, meaning there is a limited threat of terror. Inimician police forces will continue to work closely with the IATC, Imperial Wardens, Imperial Guard, and the Inimician army, to counter threats to our national security. For now, I would ask Inimicians to remain vigilant, but never to be scared or frightened by terror. We stand with our British cousins and wish them every success in overcoming the tragedy that has befallen them.

    ARTABANOS: of the Centurians, Legatians, Quaestorians, Imperatorians, Rosarians, and Praestorians Divine Emperor and Supreme Lord; Ruler of all Inimicians, Supreme Autocrat; Defender of the Inimician Faith; Duke of the District of Telum; Commander of the Inimician Armed Forces; Grand Cross in the Imperial Order of Inimicus; PRAISE!

    posted in Government Offices
  • RE: Nuntius Inimici


    IMPERIAL ELECTION: POLLS SHOW TIGHT FIRST-ROUND RUN

    21/09/2017 - With only four days to go until Inimicus votes for its next Emperor, a clear two-way run has developed in recent polls. His Imperial Majesty Emperor Artabanos closely leads ex-Emperor Hugh Doyle, but the current incumbent's lead is only 5 points in the most up-to-date Nuntius Inimici poll, only one point from the error margin. Of course, Inimicus uses the Alternative Vote system for Imperial Elections, and it may be that second preference votes from those voters who preferred one of the other candidates, but will put Doyle or Artabanos second, will decide the election. However, the other five candidates' support is meagre, and does not come close to the extensive dual struggle the polls reflect. The most recent Nuntius Inimici poll shows the folllowing:


    Half of the 'other' votes go to the People's Movement candidate, while the Inimician Liberal Appeal and Centre-Conservative Union both attain 7 per cent of the vote, with the rest roughly equally divided between the United Green Front and Central Progressive Party. By contrast, in the last two Parliaments the ILA and CCU together received over 60% of the popular vote.

    Emperor Artabanos, speaking at an event to commemorate the victims of the recent London terror attacks, refused to comment on recent polls, saying: "We are here to remember those who died, and to show our solidarity with the British people, not to campaign." Mr Doyle, also present at the event, did comment: "The Emperor's hold on the electorate seems to be slipping. It's time to break the Artabanos tyranny." When confronted with how the Emperor's support has increased by over twenty points over the last few weeks while his ratings have stayed the same if not decreased, Doyle declared the interview over.

    A recent IBC frontrunners' debate, featuring the Emperor and Doyle, was viewed by millions of Inimicians at home and abroad, 64% of whom declared Artabanos the clear winner. Doyle was rated as "rude", "over the top" and "non-factual", while adjectives used to describe the Emperor's performance included "calm", "reserved", "in control", and "knowledgeable".

    posted in European News Consortium
  • RE: Amendment to the Constitution: European Assembly Act (2017)

    As no amendments have been proposed, I do believe voting on this Constitutional amendment is now open.

    In the name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Artabanos of Inimicus, I, Alexander Strathclyde, vote AGAINST this proposal.

    posted in European Council
  • RE: Amendment to the Constitution: European Assembly Act (2017)

    "Although I can see this proposal is sincere and aims to bring our nations closer together, the Imperial government of Inimicus fails to see what this European Assembly would add to the structures already in place within our Union. We have a Council, which deliberates on central, regional issues, and we have a Commission, which enacts and enforces decisions made on these issues. I would kindly ask for an explanation as to what specifically would be different in terms of authority and powers between the Assembly and the Council, as, if there are too few, an Assembly would merely mean more layers of European administration and bureaucracy."

    Cllr Alexander Strathclyde

    posted in European Council
  • RE: IBC Frontrunners Debate

    After debating the Emperor's legitimacy for a further twenty minutes, the subject of the debate is switched to Inimicus's nuclear weapons programme.

    Hoskins: "Mr Doyle, as the Emperor started on the first topic, I'd like to ask you to start off the discussion on our Empire's nuclear weapons."

    Doyle: "Thank you, Colin. Inimicus, as we know, acquired a licence to produce 150 nuclear warheads by the European Nuclear Applications Authority a number of years ago, and in a remarkable show of speed, only a couple of months later the Emperor announced we had produced the full 150-head stockpile. Not that we are ever going to use them, or that anyone looks any differently upon us now that we have them, but there we are. I opposed Inimicus's nuclear weapons programme from the start, and continue to oppose it. If I become Emperor, I will ---"

    Artabanos: "I'd just like to remind viewers that the first application Inimicus made to the ENAA was during Mr Doyle's reign."

    Doyle: "Well, and who do you think was responsible for that? The man pulling all the strings backstage, of course."

    Artabanos: "If I had wanted to pull any strings in 2013, I would have stood for Emperor."

    Hoskins: "Gentlemen, could be please return to the topic of nuclear weapons? Mr Doyle."

    Doyle: "Right, where was I? Yes, last summer the Emperor announced His plans to test Inimicus's weaponry in outer space. I suppose the only thing I can credit Him with is that it still hasn't happened - even though His plans scheduled the explosions for last October - because it's complete lunacy to spend millions of guilders sending huge amounts of material and several Inimician citizens into space, simply to prove a point. If I become Emperor, I will start dismantling Inimicus's nuclear weapons stockpile, and send Artabanos's testing spacecraft flying far, far away from this earth of ours."

    Artabanos: "Mr Doyle has the gut to accuse me of wasting money, when he is proposing scrapping the vitally important nuclear project we have spent so much effort and funds trying to complete. Laughable. I don't know if he remembers - after all, he seems to think I was in charge during his one-year reign - but in 2013 Inimicus was on the brink of armed conflict with the rogue state of Groot-België, where an autocratic Emperor had executed his entire cabinet on live TV before committing suicide on-screen. Later, in 2014, I was kidnapped by Rimrothian terrorists and held for several days before Imperial Guardsmen were able to liberate Me. Who is to say what happens next? Nuclear weapons allow the Inimician government to protect our citizens more effectively - trust me on this, I have been fighting for it for over three years.

    "To turn our back on the programme now that it is reaching its final stages would not only be a huge waste of money, it would also be a major disappointment to the Inimician people, who, I am confident, realise the leverage possessing a nuclear arsenal gives to any government. I worked long and hard to sort our ENAA application, and was extremely grateful it was accepted. I will not see three long years of hard work discarded by Mr Doyle."

    Doyle remains quiet.

    Hoskins: "Mr Doyle, would you like to add anything?"

    Doyle: "Well, I'm sorry to keep coming back to it, Colin, but the Emperor's bragging about 'three years' of hard work is utterly demagogical. He had been at work all His life, working towards the office He now occupies."

    Hoskins: "Mr Doyle, you will have an opportunity to question His Imperial Majesty on this later in the programme. The current topic is ---"

    Doyle: "I'm well aware of your format, Hoskins, but I simply won't stand here and take this nonsense from the Emperor! Brierley did not go through her torture and intimidation - which Artabanos hasn't even had the gut to comment on! - just for you to cut me off when I question Him about her. I won't have it."

    posted in Politics & Incidents
  • IBC Frontrunners Debate


    IBC'S IMPERIAL ELECTION FRONTRUNNERS' DEBATE

    12/09/2017


    Voice-over: "Welcome to IBC's Imperial Election Frontrunners' Debate. Please welcome your host for this evening, Colin Hoskins."

    Hoskins enters the studio as the audience applauses. Hoskins: "Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the first and last frontrunners' debate leading up to the 2017 Imperial By-Election. Tonight, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Artabanos will take on His prime challenger, former Emperor Hugh Doyle. Although, in the polls, Doyle has been leading for the last few weeks since the election was called, the Emperor seems to be climbing in approval the last few days, making the vote, held in 13 days' time, unpredictable as ever. The two candidates have not been told which subjects will be up for debate tonight, with the two main topics having been set by our online panel: democratic accountability, and Inimicus's nuclear weapons programme. After extensively debating these, the gentlemen will then be allowed to put one question to one another before discussing this question for ten minutes. So without further ado, please welcome, Emperor Artabanos and Pro-imperator Hugh Doyle."

    After the candidates have taken to their lecterns, Hoskins begins: "Welcome, gentlemen. Your Imperial Majesty, You called this election after a row about your legitimacy and a dispute between Yourself and Mr Doyle over his management of his Triumviral authority. You have always claimed You acted in the interests of the Inimician people and with their mandate, but what will change if they should choose to re-elect you in two weeks' time?"

    Artabanos: "Let me get straight to the point here, Colin. Since my election as Emperor in 2014, I have been forced to share some of the absolute Imperial authority, derived from our Empire's Constitution, with Mr Doyle and the Third Triumvir. A re-election would, constitutionally, empower Me with a new, absolute mandate. Therefore, one of my first Decrees as re-elected Emperor would involve the total abolition of the Triumviral structure, which has done the country tremendous harm and has only added another layer of unaccountable, undemocratic bureaucracy."

    Hoskins: "Mr Doyle, would you like to respond?"

    Doyle: "Well Colin, let me first take a moment to thank you for hosting this important debate and to everyone watching for giving up their time. It is indeed a democratic tradition to have these debates. And this election is all about democratic traditions, which is why I'm very glad IBC's wise online panel voted the topic of democratic accountability to be the main subject tonight. Last week, the nation was woken up by an article written by arguably the bravest journalist in history, Mrs Sophie Brierley, who exposed the Emperor for the man He really is. The only reason He has not ravaged the entire country is because we, Triumvirs, were there to stop him. The fact He is now announcing His intention to abolish the three-man government is testimony to His malicious intent."

    Artabanos: "I was wondering when Mr Doyle would bring up Brierley's article. I hadn't guessed it would be quite this soon. But, since I haven't been able to respond formally to the article in public, let me do so now. Mrs Brierley's investigative skills are, I think we can all agree, admirable. But problems start occuring when one combines this journalistic spirit with bias and fantasy. Let me state very plainly what about her article is true, and what is not. Yes, I housed several important members of the Teluminan Monarchist Party and financed their operations, which granted Inimicus unparalleled freedom and prosperity after the Civil War was won in 2012; 

    "Yes, I was close to the late Emperor William, as I had been one of His main strategic advisors during the same Civil War, and He often called on me for counsel during His reign.

    "Yes, Mrs Brierley stumbled on an Imperial Guard facility near Orbis Terrarum during her research, a facility which is off-limits to unauthorised personnel and which she penetrated without prior permission, after which she was arrested for questioning, and later released without charge.

    "Yes, I continued to be a regular Palace attendant during Mr Doyle's reign. I had developed several friendships inside the Palace, but what's more, Mr Doyle repeatedly invited me to give him my advice. 

    "Yes, Mr Doyle and his cronies later assaulted the Palace when the National Imperial Council was in session and attempted to disturbe the democratically legitimate government of this country. Was this my doing? No, but--"

    Doyle: "Mr Hoskins, I hope you can at least keep some order during tonight's debate and allow me some words in between the Emperor's apologetic rants. Artabanos, I know---"

    Artabanos: "If you respected the office of Emperor, you should at least use the titles that come with it, Mr Doyle."

    Doyle: "Let me take that as a comment. I know that everything Brierley wrote is true, for one key reason. Because I was part of the intrigues for over three years. Yes, I plotted with you and the late Emperor William - if dead he really is - during the Republican years. I was even in on your plot to fake-kill William and install me on the Throne. But you then forced me from the Palace because I refused to do your absolute bidding. You are a disgrace to this nation."

    Hoskins: "Your Majesty, Your response, please."

    Artabanos: "For one, let's keep this debate civilised - there's no need for us to descend into personal insults. Second, I don't think that in all my time as an Inimician statesman I have heard this level of absolute, uncontrollable, unevidenced rubbish. I don't know where Mr Doyle finds the guts to accuse me of these lies, and were he to be a real man, he would bring charges to me formally, as I did to him. As for now, all he has is one baseless article and absolutely no evidence for his claims. I would suggest to him that he stops misleading the Inimician people for once. I have worked for three years - three years! - to bring about unprecedented prosperity to this Empire. He failed to do this during his reign, it's true. And it must be very painful for him to realise this, but it is no reason to start accusing me of the most grotesque and slanderous crimes it is possible for an honest human being to imagine."

    posted in Politics & Incidents
  • RE: Get Ready For The Future...

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    posted in Chamber Of Loose Lips
  • RE: Territory Selection

    @Pefki Added, and welcome! Sorry for the delay.

    @Papal-States @Turkmenbaycan I'm not prepared to OK this. For one, we already have a Vatican and a Pope ( @Os-Corelia / @The-Holy-See), and secondly I think the Pope should be RPed region-wide anyway - he's an international figure and the player who controls him has a fair degree of influence over the spiritual lives of other players' peoples. The current RP Pope was elected in a region-wide conclave RP, for instance. Also, the last time someone claimed the Pope unilaterally, His Holiness ended up unsuccessfully trying to resolve a civil war (just ask @Inquista).

    posted in European Union Information
  • RE: The Forehead Strikes Back

    "Is is true?"

    "Every word."

    "Fuck me, Artie - pardon my French", Noble Speaker Lord Frits Steiner exclaimed, slamming the latest front-page issue of Nuntius Inimici down on Artabanos's desk. "For one, I can't believe I've been left out of all this, and two... well... what the hell?"
    Artabanos could understand why Steiner was upset. After all, the aging, rather right-wing noble had been a key asset during Artabanos's years of power-grabbing. But it was precisely because of his age, and because of his doubtful political alliances, that he could not have been let in on the entire process. The Emperor looked around His office, the office He had worked so hard to end up in; every minute, every second He had spent inside its walls had been pure bliss. Yet now, due to one inquisitive journalist, His entire constitution was in jeopardy. Well over five years of tough labour, in danger because of one upstart greenhorn who thought she owned the place. But, He had to admit, she did. She had perfectly described everything Artabanos had been up to over the past half decade.

    Steiner was in Artabanos's office to control the Nobles. The 150-strong House of Nobles served as an advisory, Emperor-appointed body, and was therefore packed with people Artabanos looked favourably upon. However, over the years some had become sceptical, and a hostile House of Nobles would only add to the inflammatory situation that had sprouted from Sophie Brierley's news article over the past few days. "So", Steiner continued, "You want me to knowingly lie to my own House?"

    "I expect you to do your duty. The duty you owe to your rightful Emperor."

    "You mean Emperor William." After receiving one of Artabanos's death stares, Steiner continued: "This is the last time I'll save your bald head", and got up. Before leaving, however, he turned to Artabanos hesitantly, and asked: "Where is William?"

    "In an underground camp. Near Orbis Terrarum. But he won't be for long. The only thing that kept me from disposing of him was my own affection for him. That, and information. Information which I now have." Artabanos stared into his nearly empty glass of whisky. He had taken up drinking again, He was well aware. He'd stop after His re-election.

    "What about all the others? Sergent, Benfield, Fortuyn?"

    "Also there. But I'm cleaning up." Lord Steiner shook his head slightly and left.

    Besides Artabanos and Hugh Doyle, every main political party had declared a candidate for the Imperial By-Election. However, all media attention was aimed at the current incumbent and His main challenger, and polling showed that the other candidates didn't stand a chance. Not that polling really mattered, Artabanos would engineer the results anyway. Or would He? For this time around, it seemed like what He needed most was a legitimate, true victory. A victory none of his political opponents would or could deny Him. A crushing blow to anyone who questioned His authority, the end of the line for all His critics and all the professional moaners in the Imperial Palace and the Diet. Perhaps trying to win this thing legitimately wouldn't be such a bad idea after all. But how could He even try with reporters like Brierley? 

    A TV debate was coming up in a few days, where Doyle would try to push this article into Artabanos's skull as violently as he could. He would have to get his closest advisors to test debating tactics, to spin His every word, to ensure He would not be left toothless. This would prove challenging, but a legitimate victory would be worth it. Artabanos reached for His phone, hesitated, then proceeded to call off Trevor's services.

    posted in Politics & Incidents
  • RE: Nuntius Inimici

    ARTABANOS: DANGEROUS, DELUSIONAL, DEFECTIVE, OR DOWNRIGHT DREADFUL?

    By Sophie Brierley

    For the last three years, the Imperial Palace has been inhabited by one of the most peculiar creatures Inimicus has seen since its founding. Emperor Artabanos, former Duke of Terra Praestoris, has occupied the Emperor’s Office for forty months now, and throughout His tenure He has shown remarkable resilience, unyieldingness, political aptitude, and a dangerous tendency to plotting in dark corners, behind closed doors. In His most recent stunt, Emperor Artabanos has called a general election to supposedly justify His democratic mandate – which has never existed in the first place; and I will explain why.

    In fact, Artabanos’s life and career, even long before the Emperorship, has been riddled with mischief, backstabbing, plotting, and a general attitude of disregard towards any authority other than His own. Before being elected to Terra Praestoris’s Provincial Assemby for the Teluminan Monarchist Party, or TMP, in 2005, there are very few records of what Artabanos did, where He lived, what His profession was. He served as Assembly Member for two years and was then suddenly bombarded to the Ducal Residence in Astro, where He lived a comfortable life far enough away from central power to be safe, but close enough to exert real influence. As Duke, He enacted several popular reforms and facilitated the rise of the Militant TMP, which eventually started the Inimician Civil War in 2011.

    Even here, six years ago, Artabanos’s political fox-likeness showed already. His covert hiding of many TMP loyalists and party officials after the group had officially been declared renegade by the Republican government showed He knew where power would go. As a matter of fact, a source close to the Praestoris Ducal government told me they were certain Artabanos regularly attended the Republican government at Telum and was a personal friend of many Republican administrators. This source also confirms Artabanos deliberately kept a low profile during the Civil War, yet met with William Jameson, the later Emperor William, almost every day.

    The same Emperor who was later assassinated by environmentalist extremists in early 2013. Or was He? Because CCTV images show Artabanos arriving into the Imperial Palace an hour or so before the explosion that killed His Imperial Majesty took place, and also shows Him leaving, accompanied by a hooded man, fifteen minutes after the blast. Furthermore, there was no independent autopsy of Emperor William’s body, and there are no records of interment at any public morgue or hospital, despite official reports saying the Emperor only died a day after the explosion. Could it, therefore, be the case that Artabanos smuggled William out of the palace, and faked His death? If so, William must still be out there.

    Consequently, I went looking for the former Emperor. Traces were very thin and sources very reluctant to state anything, adding to the mystery of this case. Eventually, I was led to the countryside of Terra Rosarum, not far from Orbis Terrarum. As I was on my way to a location I had been told may house political refugees, I was suddenly pulled over by an army of Imperial Guardsmen, who summarily arrested me without charge and brought me to Patricio, where I was held for two days. During my captivity, I was subjected to mental and physical intimidation and torture, including waterboarding, regular beatings, and dehydration. I was instructed never to release anything to the press about where I’d been, and never to return anywhere near it again.

    So is William still out there? If so, He may be joined by political outcasts such as Lord Gerard Sergent, Ann Moszkowicz, Rita Fortuyn, even Nicholas Benfield, all of whom fell victim to Artabanos’s plays over the years.

    But what would Artabanos’s motive have been for faking William’s assassination? After all, He did not stand in the consequent Imperial Election, and retained a low profile for at least a year after the explosion. It appears from evidence, however, that He may have simply been paving the way for a smoother transition to power. During Emperor Hugh’s reign, Artabanos continued to attend meetings with Palace officials, Parliamentarians, military officials, and major lobbyists and donors, who all appear by their tax returns to have donated vast sums of money to the Artabanos Foundation in 2013 and 2014.

    But that is far from all: during the remarkably short period of Emperor Hugh’s sickness, Artabanos’s visits to the Palace increased. Moreover, from records it appears the Imperial Physician was dismissed two weeks prior to Hugh’s sickness announcement, and replaced by Thomas Ewell, not even a doctorate holder. What he did hold, however, was a position in the Praestorian administration, having worked closely with Artabanos the four years prior to Hugh’s abdication. An unfortunate case of chance? I think not.

    Moreover, I consulted several physicians and GPs on the effects of Crohn’s disease, the illness Hugh was supposedly diagnosed with, and all said there does not have to be any real impact on a person’s day-to-day life as a result of Crohn’s. Dietary adjustments and certain drugs help alleviate symptoms, and there would certainly not be any reason for the vast, vast majority, if not all Crohn’s sufferers, to appear in a wheelchair, or exceptionally frail. As Hugh did.

    And who appeared behind Emperor Hugh, behind His non-physician, when the Emperor’s abdication was announced? Yes, Artabanos of Astro, supposedly in his capacity as Chairman of the Ducal Council – another office which I would like to know more about, by the way; it seems to be more influential than many think, even though it hasn’t appeared in any news outlet for years.

    There is ample evidence, meanwhile, to suggest Artabanos used intimidation and limitation tactics in key voter areas to manipulate the election result of 2014. These include the closure of seven voting centres in predominantly Green areas (as Judy Speller, the Green candidate, was Artabanos’s prime opponent for the Emperorship) on the grounds of terror threats, the pressing for the inclusion of 17-year olds in the franchise (younger voters were massively pro-Artabanos at the time); the manipulation of postal ballots (records show at least 65% of postal votes went to Artabanos, a disproportionate amount); manipulation of in absentia votes by pro-Artabanos officials (of all proxy votes, 71% were cast for Him by a relatively narrow selection of people who all cast the limit of 6 proxy votes per person); and, most importantly, ballot box stuffing. According to various sources, evidence of ballot box stuffing was present in well over a third of voting centres across the country.

    Yet none of these aspects, which were reported by voting centre officials and returning officers, were properly investigated. Moreover, and worse still, CCTV footage of the Ducal Palace in Astro shows that Artabanos hosted a party for returning officers and voting centre chairpersons just days before the vote, reportedly to “celebrate democracy”, but I would suggest this was no more than a ploy to recruit election officials to stuff more ballot boxes.

    The same tactics were repeated in the Imperial ‘by-election’ of September 2014, a reincarnation of which we are seeing this year. Indeed, election fraud was made even easier by Artabanos being in a position of power: intimidation, disinformation, and the release of artificial votes, are easier to achieve when one is pulling the strings. I have little to no doubt that the same tactics will be used this September.

    In terms of internal disputes, the evidence is rife, too. Twice we have seen the evidence of armed insurgencies in the Imperial Palace: the most recent was the antecedent to a conflict that brought the nation to the brink of civil war. The earlier, however, was dismissed as being a training exercise, with explosions credited to a multifold gas leak. What exactly happened on the 23rd of October 2015 has been covered up by an incredibly thick layer of political maneuvering, including a complete scrapping and restructuring of Inimicus’s executive, ridding the country of a Parliamentarily accoutable cabinet. Just under two months later, Keith Carmichael ‘conveniently’ caused a media-drawing row by assassinating two of Inimicus’s Cardinals, which turned the public eye from the Imperial Palace to the Vatican and the consequent diplomatic tensions.

    In February 2016, we suddenly saw proceedings of the National Imperial Council appear on the Inimician Broadcasting Company’s Palace channel. IBC Palace commenced immediate broadcasting of an Article XXV procedure, which would see the NIC attempt to depose the Emperor. According to a Skype interview I conducted with Rita Fortuyn, who has gone into hiding after being hunted by the Emperor for moving a motion against Him, when it became common knowledge in the inner chambers of the Palace that Article XXV was going to be moved, the Emperor and His cronies started buying and intimidating Imperial Councillors. According to Fortuyn, this culminated in an armed conflict inside the Council chamber – inside our democratic legislature! – between pro and anti-Imperialists. This is surely one of the grossest insults to Inimician democracy by the very man who is bound by Constituional oath to protect it.

    Meanwhile, Artabanos was spotted dining with a stranger on a supposed ‘sick day’ on 30th May 2015. Who this stranger was, was kept a secret for years. But Fortuyn could also provide some clarity here: she says the unknown man was Artabanos’s lover, and was presented to the Council two weeks after the dinner as His fiancé. The Council was sceptical, which resulted in more Imperial pressure on and intimidation of Councillors. Key allies to the Emperor included, and continue to include, Wilfred Cocx, Marquis Maximillian de Barrington, and Lord Christopher Strathclyde, who all apparently helped Him restrain Councillors’ opinions.

    These are just some of the extremely apparent examples that make clear to me, and should make clear to every sane Inimician, that Artabanos is far from the benevolent ruler He wants us to see Him as. He is not only mean-minded and evil, but will also stop at nothing to achieve His goals; His tactics include murder, intimidation, fraud, and corruption, and there is no point in sight where He’ll stop. The upcoming election is a play: but a play that can backfire on Artabanos if we all vote with our consciences. Vote tactically for the runner-up, and we may yet beat the Emperor and strike Him from His Throne. However, if His Imperial Majesty wins another landslide – possibly or probably because of electoral fraud – we may yet see the end of democracy in this country within ten years of our gaining it – if we haven’t lost it already. Don’t fall for it.

    posted in European News Consortium

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