Recently the eUK has been subject to some peculiar activity.
Firstly, there was widespread concern over New Era allowing foreign voters in to support them in elections. This caused concern as because members of the eUK were fighting a PTO* it was possible that these foreign voters may be PTO agents who a election times would aid the PTO'ers in taking political power. NE's reaction to this seems confused, but the general sentiment is that they feel they are right in allowing serb voters in because there is already some serbian presence in the eUK, and TUP (amongst others) has ran serbian candidates for office before, giving NE leadership anxiety about TUP's powerbase. At any rate NE certainly show no intent to stop and the general feeling regarding TUP is that they havent let in 'floods' of foreigners to support a playerbase, but that emigres have chosen their party for legitimate 'new lives' in the eUK, as many others have across all eUK parties.
Secondly, there is an issue in that TUP members feel they have been PTO'd, by the Dental Corps, something DC haven't denied and something which has involved the CP and his ministers. The involvement of those individuals has caused concern - though that is a matter for another article - and the debacle has no doubt caused some confusion.
In my eyes, the prime risk remains to be the foreign PTO, and so the real people who need questioning here is New Era. Their grudge risks dragging the eUK into PTO/ATO land, whereby they import dodgy voters and the establishment import their own voters to counter it. Ie, eternal to's and fro's with very little progress and widespread draconian dischord. However, it seems unlikely that our alliance will support us in elections when one of our largest parties is apparently in cahoots with the PTO'ers - after all, that does make the task infinitely harder.
One thing that has been highlighted by this issue is the need for the government and for Congress to establish an ATO organisation on an institutional level - so far the ATO efforts have been arranged by CP's participating with the plans and efforts of members of the public, and although it has seen some success, to me it seems untenable to rely on a mish mash of volunteers each month, and the next CP should certainly form a governmental body to manage and oversee ATO efforts, whether it be coordinating mobile votes from our current parties or votes from elsewhere.
Using alliance votes is very risky, we don't want to find ourselves in a stalemate against PTO'ers with the eUK being reliant on alliance votes, when alliance memberships often change, sometimes radically. Therein lies the main issue, if we use foreign voters, it will no doubt give credence to NE's perspective that the establishment uses foreign votes to keep power. Technically they wouldn't be wrong, but it is a matter of discerning which voters are benevolent, and which are malicious. As such, the eUK has to try and solve this on it's own, the aggressive elements of our top 5 parties have to be dealt with and we have to set up immigration policies that prevent PTO'ers getting in whilst still respecting parties right to let in new citizens.
As such, a Governmental body dealing with ATO's has to be independent of the whims of changing CP's, and representative of each party. Thus Congressional/PP involvement is neccessary, either in the form of overseeing the ATO department or managing it directly. This will ensure that no party receives bias, all parties are kept informed, and the public and it's concerns are represented.
However, the leadership of NE appears to have lost it's credibility and certainly the trust of a large sector of society, and it is quickly reaching the point where people will be reluctant to work with them to deal with this sh*tstorm and instead will view them as being part and parcel of the PTO itself. This perspective has already gained massive ground and NE leadership need to release a statement on this issue explaining their actions and perspectives ASAP so that people (including their own members) can hold them to account. Without that, it is only natural to assume the worst.
So, we know the the government has to arrange an ATO department in order to have a tenable and continuous body overseeing this issue, and that Congress have to be involved from both the immigration end but also in the overseeing, so that everyone is happy that the new citizens coming in are not biased or influencing eUK politics in favour of one body of people.
We also know that there is great mistrust against NE and that they appear to be working with the PTO, this I believe is the fault of a few individuals and is something the public deserves an explanation on, otherwise whatever government body that is set up may refuse to work with NE, and rightly so - as the evidence so far suggests that these individuals do have some malicious intent. This of course goes back on the key principle that an ATO department should be founded on, but we have found ourself in the peculiar position where malicious PTO'ers seem to be taking advantage of the bravado of an insecure party. And as pointed out, it is in the hands of NE to clarify their position regarding the ATO if they expect to be included in ATO efforts.
There is a discussion on these issues happening on the external forums here. Feel free to persue and participate, and see what solutions and views people are already discussing.
tl;dr, the government needs to establish a department to manage ATO's from month to month, and Congress needs to oversee it to make sure it is f air to all parties. NE need to explain themselves to the public and their members if they expect to be included in the initial actions of such a body.
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*PTO - Political Take Over is when aggressive or malicious agents get eUK citizenship in order to secure PP, COngress and CP seats - so they can control our laws, battles and spending.
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