A Collection of Alternate UK Scenarios

This pack includes five different What If? Scenarios from recent UK political history:

1.1978-The Election that never was

The last four years have been difficult for the Labour government. Following Harold Willson’s resignation, James Callaghan has succeeded to the Premiership, and has shortly had to face an economic crisis, culminating in taking a bailout from the IMF. However, the UK looks to have turned the corner, and with the polls too close to call, Callaghan has taken a gamble and called an early election in hopes of seeing off the challenge from Margaret Thatcher’s Tory party. Will it pay off?

United Kingdom – 1978 Callaghan calls an election

2. 1984- Falklands Lost

Following Margaret Thatcher’s win in 1979, British politics has undergone its biggest upheaval in half of a century. Faced first by economic hardship, then by the loss of the Falkland Islands to Argentina, the Iron Lady was forced to resign in 1982, and was replaced by the unity figure of William Whitelaw. Meanwhile, the newly formed SDP-Liberal Alliance has surged to a lead in the polls, and a radically left wing Labour, though divided and polling below both, looks well placed to form a government. Who will triumph in the first truly three party race for a generation?

United Kingdom – 1984

3. 1992-Thatcher Fights On

Margaret Thatcher has survived Michael Heseltine’s 1990 leadership challenge, but has been badly damaged in the eyes of the voters. Will she be able to turn things around to pull off a record breaking fourth term? Or will Neil Kinnock’s Labour finally oust her after thirteen years?

United Kingdom – 1992 Thatcher Fights On 

4. 1997-Smith Lives

John Smith never suffers the heart attack that kills him, and leads Labour into the 1997 General Election. The polls are projecting a comfortable Labour victory, but will John Major be able to turn Tory hopes and keep Labour out of power yet again?

United Kingdom – 1997-Smith Lives

5. 2015-The Right Brother?

Having narrowly defeated his younger brother in the 2010 leadership contest, David Miliband is now leading Labour into the 2015 general election. Though Labour has estabilished a slight lead in the polls, a hung parliament is still widely projected, amidst the rise of smaller, populist parties like UKIP, the Greens, and the SNP. Will Milliband be able to prevail over David Cameron?

UK 2015-The Right Brother

Let me know if there any issues that need sorting out with any of the scenarios.

2016 – UK European Union membership referendum (Beta)

The United Kingdom is voting in a historic referendum to decide whether they want to Leave or Remain in the European Union. With the vote on a knife-edge and no real data to predict the winner, everything is up for grabs.

The HQs of ‘Vote Leave’ and ‘Britain Stronger In’ are the main candidates but David Cameron is available as alternate ‘Remain’ leader, while Boris Johnson is the alternate ‘Leave’ leader.

If you fancy having a go with Nigel Farage and the Grassroots Out, they are available but start with 0% as they were not on the ballot and there is no polling data for them.

Polling data is taken from the Electoral Commission who are selectable as an observer.

All feedback is welcome 🙂

2016 – UK European Union membership referendum (Beta)

United Kingdom 2017 General Election

  Information

For the past week or so, I’ve been working on a scenario for Prime Minister Infinity
which is based on upcoming UK 2017 General Election.

The scenario is based on the map used in the 2015 scenario provided with the game. All of the polling data was provided by the Electoral Calculus.

Every party leader has been added or changed
– Conservatives have Theresa May
– Labour have Jeremy Corbyn
– Lib Dems have Tim Farron
– UKIP have Paul Nuttall
Just to name a few

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Installation

1. Download the file here 2017
2. Find your main Prime Minister Infinity folder
– Right click on your Prime Minister Infinity desktop icon and click “open file location”
3. Go to the “scenarios” folder
4. Click and drag the “United Kingdom – 2017” folder into the “scenarios” folder
5. Open Prime Minister Infinity, new game, change campaign and select “United Kingdom – 2017”
6. Pick and party and win

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Contains

Partys and leaders:
Conservatives – Theresa May
Labour Party – Jeremy Corbyn
Liberal Democrat – Tim Farron
UK Independence Party – Paul Nuttall
Green Party – Caroline Lucas
Scottish National Party – Nicola Sturgeon
Plaid Cymru – Leanne Wood
Democratic Unionist Party – Arlene Foster
Sinn Féin – Gerry Adams
SDLP – Colum Eastwood
Ulster Unionist – Robin Swann
Alliance – Naomi Long
Other – Leader of a Minor Party
Spectator – Spectator

Events
Ransomware Cyberattack – Boosts National Security – 4 days
Manchester Terror Attack – Boosts National Security – 9 days

Debates
ITV Debate – 18th May – Invited: SNP, Lib Dem, Plaid Cymru, Green and UKIP
Sky News with Paxman – 29th May – Invited: Conservatives and Labour
BBC Debate – 31st May – Invited: All major parties
BBC Debate – 2nd June – Invited: Conservatives and Labour
BBC Debate – 4th June – Invited: SNP and Lib Dem
BBC Debate – 6th June – Invited: All parties

2017 UK Election (adjusted polling)

I have done a few modifications to the percentages shift to make the official scenario closer to the real result (starting with only a small majority which the Conservatives can lose if they don’t campaign effectively.)

Changed are Corbyn’s charisma from 2 to 3 given his big rallies and I’ve added three new events.

1. Conservative social care plans unveiled – gives -2 momentum to the Conservatives

2. U-turn on the social care plans, gives -2 momentum to the Conservatives

3. Theresa May refuses to debate after Corbyn announces he will attend, gives -2 momentum to the Conservatives.

2017 – United Kingdom (adjusted polling)

2015 UK Parliamentary Election (Localised to Northern Ireland)

Northern Ireland has a number of distinct political parties reflecting the nationalist and unionist sides of the political divide. The province sends 18 MPs to Westminster and now you have the chance to decide who.

I have added a few extra interviewers, another endorser (The News Letter) and corrected a couple of polling percentages with unknown names updated to those declared in the results. The scenario uses the default 2015 issues so may not be the most localised and ads have been limited to 4 per player due to there only being 18 seats but any feedback is welcome.

2015 – UK Parliament (Localised to Northern Ireland)

UK- 1997

After seventeen years in power, the Tories finally appear to be on their way out of office. Having won an unexpected victory in the 1992 General Election, Prime Minister John Major has had a second term marked by economic difficulties and bitter party infighting. Meanwhile, Labour have recovered from their defeat five years ago, and the death of their leader, John Smith, in 1994, to establish a comfortable lead in the polls under the wildly popular Tony Blair, who has rebranded the party to the centre as ‘New Labour’. Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats, once more led by Paddy Ashdown, are hoping to benefit from the collapse of the Conservatives to win their best result in the post war era. Can the Tories prevent a historic Labour landslide, or will Blair deal them a defeat that will cripple their chances of winning power for a generation?

United Kingdom – 1997

UK-1992

After thirteen years in office, it looks like Conservative rule in the UK might finally be coming to an end. Having replaced Margaret Thatcher three years previously, the new Prime Minister, John Major, has had to face economic difficulties and divisions within his party as he attempts to keep the Tories in power. Is now the time for Neil Kinnock’s Labour to take back power after over a decade in the wilderness? Or will the Conservatives win an unlikely victory? And can either win an outright majority, so as not to be dependent on Paddy Ashdown’s Lib Dems?

United Kingdom – 1992