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[UKGov]UK Today #15, An Interview with Talon Karrde

Day 1,817, 03:02 Published in United Kingdom United Kingdom by eUK Home Office

Hello and welcome to issue 15 of the Ministry of Education's UK Today, the less popular supplement of the Guide To...'s! At the start of last month I did an interview with the CP, Talon Karrde, so I thought I’d do another one this month to share his opinions on the last month and where he wants to go this month!

1. How's it shaking?

Hey there! It's shaking well thanks. Friday night and the wine is freely flowing, listening to some Mumford and Sons and running the country. Good times!

2. What were your highlights from last month and why?

I think my two highlights from last month are, firstly, the amount of activity the UK has right now, and secondly, our relations with our allies and our neighbours.

The UK is without a doubt the most active and passionate that I have seen it in years. Not all of what we have at the moment is positive, and some of it certainly is controversial, but each and every contributor has one thing in common; a passion and a desire for a strong and fun UK. This is fantastic! The fact that we're all starting from the same point and striving for the same goal shows some great common ground. That which unites us is far greater than that which divides us; this is certainly true for me.

As for our relationships, I'm really pleased with the relations we're building with our close neighbours, and of course with our long term allies. We remain totally dedicated to them and it's heartening to see their help on the battlefield, just as it brings us great joy to know that we can make a difference in their battles too. Friendship is fantastic.

3. What were the low points and why?

I think the division in the country was the only low point for me last month. And by that I don't mean people that genuinely disagree with my methods and try to engage with me to change them or compromise; I mean those that criticize for the sake of criticism, or to make a political point, or for personal gain. These things the country could certainly do without. That said, I do think that genuine and helpful opposition is good for the country; it keeps us on our toes and ensures that we reach the heights that we can only do while under pressure. As I said recently, we constantly test our capacity to meet challenge, and are occasionally reminded that our capacity may well be limitless.

4. Last interview I asked you what your goals were for the term, you replied you wanted a successor, to communicate effectively with the public and to secure the eUK's future with our allies. Do you think you've accomplished any of these?

The last two, certainly. As for a successor, the person I had in mind for that post was Ergo Deus, but unfortunately as many of us know that didn't work out. This month I've appointed Madacaion as PM and Count Drakula as vCP; both would be worthy successors and I'm confident either would be prepared to do a great job if elected. Also by running again I had a hand in deciding who would run against me; NE picked the best possible candidate from their party in Richard Feist; he had a good plan for the country and is an honest and hard working guy; I'd like to think if he took over he would be a worthy successor too, and I would like to see him given a shot in the future too.

5. Do you have any other goals for this month?

Youth First. Last month I neglected to make any provision for future ministers in the UK, and for our younger players struggling to find a way up the ladder. My biggest goal this month it to ensure a bright and fun future for these players in addition to the older ones.

6. Last term you experimented with introducing a Minister of Justice and you made Legion the official MU of the eUK, do you think these were successful?

MoJ wasn't used as much as I had hoped it would be, so I could only really call it a partial success. Legion on the other hand has worked exactly as I had hoped it would; it has massive damage on a daily basis, is highly active, and has a huge base of finance from which to expand and supply any soldier in need in the UK. It has also remained refreshingly apolitical, and is doing everything I would look for in a national MU.

The only thing we need to change is the perception of it as an ESO MU; this is certainly not the case and has not been for many months.

7. What would you like to be improved from the last month and why?

Unity, community, compromise, diplomacy, perception of the military, and the tone of party politics. Development of youth. Each of these things. I think I got a lot of things right, but I'm not perfect and there is always room to improve. Each of these things needs work this month to make the UK a better, stronger, and more fun place to be, and that's exactly what we will do this month. We will do what is hard and we will achieve what is great.

Thanks Beta!

As ever, there are various ministries looking for some new help. If you want to join and help the Ministry of Education then you should read this thread and follow what it says. The MoE is all about mentoring new players and writing guides and other things generally to do with education. If Foreign Affairs is more your cup of tea then not to worry, they’re recruiting too! Again, all you need to do it follow what it says in this thread. Foreign Affairs is all about building contacts and getting information from other countries.

We have a brand new mentoring form! Now, if you want to have a mentor, be a mentor or you just have a question you wish to ask then don’t hesitate to take a look at the form here. I’ll be trying to circulate this over the coming month so please pass the link on to people who’ll need it !

As I said a few articles ago, the NHS relies on donations from the public to keep going, so if you have an amount of food clogging up your inventory space, or you’d just like to help support new players, then you can donate to BigAnt, no matter how much or how little we’ll be very grateful for it!

If you missed the last article and want to know about the Military Units of the eUK you can do so by reading the latest Encyclopædia Britannica article by clicking right here.

To read the latest updates about the country over the last couple of days, you can read an article from the CP himself by clicking here

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

Minister of Education


eUK Home Office
eUK Home Office Day 1,817, 03:02

Yay for late postings! \o/

dr.doom Day 1,817, 03:07


James Scarlet
James Scarlet Day 1,817, 08:53

Voted. Good article, Beta!

lancer450 Day 1,817, 14:18


Bohemond4 Day 1,817, 15:33

voted, great article

Niemand Day 1,817, 22:33


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