- More events
- Tory committed and leaning changed as they dropped support easily whereas in the real campaign they gained votes during the campaign
- Major’s experience boosted to 5 and corruption reduced to 1 (the various scandals of the campaign are among the events added)
- Candidate strengths of scandal hit candidates (Neil Hamilton etc. reduced to 1).
For Prime Minister Infinity – U.K.
With the US having closed the border due to fears of mad cow disease the cattle producers have had a disastorous Summer, the harvest has been mediocre and SPUDCO, a failed potato processing plant venture has cost $28 million in a province that’s already struggling economically. There’s a lack of education and 2/3 of the voters want a change. The province also faces its perennial problem of young people leaving and the lowest proportion of working age people in Canada. (A Sioraf as Na Cillini port of the Saskatchewan Decides – 2003 scenario by Chris Colbow).
For Prime Minister Infinity British 2017
The recession during the second half of 1961, Conservative Prime Minister Harold Macmillan’s sacking of seven cabinet members (The Night of the Long Knives, 13th July 1962), and the Profumo affair breaking in 1963 (the Secretary of State for War and MP for Stratford-on-Avon John Profumo having an affair with Christine Keeler who was also having an affair with a Soviet diplomat) have affected the governments’ popularity although this has recovered recently due to Reginald Maudling’s Dash For Growth budget. With the resignation of Macmillan due to a mistaken cancer diagnosis and Hugh Gaitskell’s death both Labour and the Conservatives have new leaders, but the Liberals are still led by Jo Grimond, in the first British general election of the 1960’s.
For Prime Minister Infinity British
“Do you agree that Quebec should become sovereign after having made a formal offer to Canada for a new economic and political partnership within the scope of the bill respecting the future of Quebec and of the agreement signed on June 12, 1995?” 15 years after the first sovereignty referendum failed the sovereigntists have tried again and so far haven’t done very well but now Lucien Bouchard takes over their campaign.
The year is 1950. Having dealt a surprise loss to Winston Churchill’s Tories following the Allied victory in World War 2, the Attlee government has set about implementing Labour’s vision of a cradle to grave welfare state at home, amidst decolonisation and the start of the Cold War abroad. Whilst they have met with a number of successes, notably the founding of the National Health Service, their five years in government have not been without economic hardship as the country has had to face post-war austerity. Meanwhile, the Tories have rebounded from their 1945 loss, and have now embraced much of the new consensus around a more active government, and the polls are remarkably tight between the two parties. Can Churchill reclaim the Premiership from Attlee, or will Labour be allowed their first ever second term?
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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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Let me know if there any issues that need sorting out with any of the scenarios.
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 🙂
After a historic 1982 election saw Spain’s traditional two party system shaken by unprecedent gains for the PSOE, and the destruction of the UCD, also the large gains of the AP and the new Suarez´s party, the CDS.