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[TUP] Elections and Progress

Day 1,812, 12:17 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by ePocalypse

Hi eUK,

Democracy isn’t perfect but it’s sure as hell better than the alternatives and today the citizens of eUK have spoken loudly and clearly by re-electing Talon Karrde as Country President. They’ve shown that they’re not persuaded to vote by people buying the most votes in the media. They’ve shown that they aren’t interested in empty promises and rhetoric. What the people want is good, reliable governance and leaders who they can trust to do their best for our country.

I was particularly heartened to see this article from a UKPP member. It’s always nice to see people considering the pros and cons of each candidate and making an informed decision.

Despite attempts to split the TUP vote, Talon is currently leading (at the time of writing) by a massive 84 votes.

As some of you may know, a multi-account took over a party during last PP elections, renamed it Dan Moir Youth, gave it a Hitler avatar and set me as a Presidential candidate. The plan was not just to troll me but also to split the TUP vote with two well known TUP candidates running for President. When we were presented with logs from the UKPP IRC channel by a UKPP member, we couldn’t help but chuckle:

23:56 <GokuJones> and remmeber I gave you a gift this month, dan moir is TUP PP and running for CP unless he can somehow get out of it - its easy to win this month
23:57 <GokuJones> some TUP WILL vote for dan moir
23:58 <Alfa> Dan would have to change CS

Now I’d like to point out that this wasn’t a UKPP conspiracy, it just happened to be the room in which Goku (New Era spokesman) was gloating.

Thanks again also to the other parties that put their support behind Talon’s campaign. We recognise that we won’t always have a candidate as strong as Talon running for CP and thank you for your support on this occasion.

TUP continues to progress after some months of mediocrity on a party political level. I’ve set a hectic schedule for this month with my primary goals being to increase activity within the party, to give opportunities to less experienced players and to increase our media presence (without buying votes – something I have never done and never will).

I’m pleased to say that we’ve achieved all of these goals so far and will continue to push for further improvement. We’ve also seen membership rise from 252 members to 290 members at the time of writing.

We’ve elected 5 first time congress members from our 13 and ensured we gave the newest, active players top priority.

Our IRC is as active if not more active than it’s ever been. Our forums are similarly busy. More TUP members are becoming more active and contributing to our society and I’d encourage more people to do the same. It really is a great community to be a part of.

This is my 11th article since my PP manifesto back on 13th October, so media activity has been increased, even if we haven’t always appeared in the top 5 due to vote buying by others.

And don’t think we’re going to relax now elections are over. We’ve got plenty more to do in the term and beyond, including the early opening of our Party Conference this month where all our members are encouraged to have their say on our policies. Please join us on our forums where the discussion will take place in the run up to PP elections.

Thanks to party members for your continued support and thanks to everyone else who voted for Talon today.



ePocalypse Day 1,812, 12:18

Thanks everyone : )

Spite313 Day 1,812, 12:19


A great day for progressive politics. A great day for a positive agenda not a relentlessly negative one.

Sigfred Zachariasen
Sigfred Zachariasen Day 1,812, 12:20

Voted, good job!

Bohemond4 Day 1,812, 12:20

great read! Love it!

Invalidation Day 1,812, 12:20

Positive progress, not the other kind! \o/

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,812, 12:22

I'll call Dr Hugh, he has some comments he likes to make in every article. *High pitch whistle*

Kravenn Day 1,812, 12:22

Voted, Great work Dan

GTorge Day 1,812, 12:22

Well, UKPP going for dictatorship, no surprises when it's ruled by a racist.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,812, 12:31

Not a dictatorship, just a couple of bossy people up the top.

Nebojsa M. Petrovic
Nebojsa M. Petrovic Day 1,812, 12:38

good work 😉

Sir Humphrey Appleby
Sir Humphrey Appleby Day 1,812, 12:39

"Despite attempts to split the TUP vote, Talon is currently leading (at the time of writing) by a --> massive 84 <-- votes."

I've seen better tbh : 3

Jimbojoy Day 1,812, 13:15

Not a dictatorship, just a couple of bossy people up the top.


Horatio I
Horatio I Day 1,812, 13:16

I just saw, I think it ... OH MY GOD IT BACK I NEED T DASa/xz.;m bldx. n

Arrlo Day 1,812, 13:25

You just outdo Goku at every turn, don't you?

Grampa Alfagrem
Grampa Alfagrem Day 1,812, 13:36

I was merely pointing out how Dan could escape the 'trap' should he wish to.

I had no part in planning that or in the election itself (Aside from running the UKPP poll that voted for RFeist).....(In which I voted for 'free vote').

Talon Karrde
Talon Karrde Day 1,812, 13:57

No worries Alfa, I don't think anyone is suggesting you did in any way. Actually you've come out of this election with a lot of integrity IMO.

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,812, 14:00

This article sponsored by Senekot...I'll leave the rest up to your imagination

: D

Topher Fair
Topher Fair Day 1,812, 14:05

Well done Dan Moir for sucsessfully not running for President! Oh... hang on...

Also Charlie Chaplain is not Hitler.

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,812, 14:07

It was nice of the multiple account guy [old PP, since banned] who supported him to give us a free advert on the election page.

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,812, 14:13

Dan Moir had multiple accounts??? : O

Send love to Plato
Send love to Plato Day 1,812, 14:19

Anyways...Congratulations Talon as it looks like you will again be our CP. In all fairness you personally lead a campaign with integrity. I do think we need to revive the idea of a cross party ''conference'' though as all sides have come out of this pretty bad from an outside perspective...I include myself in that.

Niemand Day 1,812, 14:40

It was a gift from Goku that Dan Moir Youth party. Seems you must find multies there.

Nice article, nice work Dan Moir. More activity and new people active in TUP is more activity in UK.
I look forward to the next 10 days of your party presidency. TUP is more our PP, so thanks to all the other activists in TUP TUP will improve.

Thomas765 Day 1,812, 14:54

Thought I'd announce that I'm running for party president : )

Jordee14 Day 1,812, 22:31

Really great seeing the other parties getting behind Talon this campaign, I guess it shows what a good job they think him and his team have done.

There have been many foreign articles from high ranking players around the world this month saying they were impressed with the UK again thanks to Talon and his team so lets hope it continues 🙂

Combined with Dan's efforts massively improving TUP after a few months of slumber there appears to be good times ahead or TUP and eUK.

The Milliner Day 1,813, 05:47

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Elvis Trout
Elvis Trout Day 1,814, 00:51

Careful though, if Alfa doesn't get his way soon he'll ragequit again! What a loss.

Well done on the election, I'm glad my party supported you 🙂

Chaos Reaper
Chaos Reaper Day 1,814, 02:36

like that ergo person?

Danie Fox
Danie Fox Day 1,814, 03:39

Yeah, only Alfa started tanking for the other side to try and wipe us.

Rogue trooper
Rogue trooper Day 1,814, 10:58

Congrats to Talon and Dan
Youve made a second term proving you were a success the previous month
lets hope the Country gets behind you

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