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I'm guessing he's...radically different from his real-life equivalent?
I guess he isn’t a supporter of UBI here
There's actually a decent amount of libertarians OTL who support UBI as a replacement for current welfare programs, supporting it as a way to eliminate the bureaucracy of the welfare state and consolidate all of the current programs into one single agency. Some of Yang's policies would probably be different as a Libertarian but I think the general basis of his platform could be similar.
 
What are the careers of former prime ministers like (Dick Gephardt, GW Bush, Jimmy Carter, etc.)? Do they receive life/hereditary peerages, or is it common for them to remain as backbench MPs? Do they start international charitable foundations similar to US presidents?
 
There's actually a decent amount of libertarians OTL who support UBI as a replacement for current welfare programs, supporting it as a way to eliminate the bureaucracy of the welfare state and consolidate all of the current programs into one single agency. Some of Yang's policies would probably be different as a Libertarian but I think the general basis of his platform could be similar.
That is true. When I first came up with the idea of "Libertarian Yang", it was founded on the idea that the LP here would be less dominated by the right-wing variety. You see, there were actually a considerable amount of ah, low-tax liberals in the party. More moneyed, more comfortable, more willing to avoid the die-hard "rich man's anarchy" sort.

Ed Crane for one believed in that sort of stuff. With the UE being more, ah, "British" in its understanding of politics, you'll have more of those people, mostly narked at the Liberals being too social-liberal. Think Orange Booker, but more headbanging for those sorts. More willing to accept "radical" ideas such as UBI and all, but not quite OTL Libertarians.

They're not all of the Libertarians though, Ron Paul did lead the party after all, but they definitely make up a much stronger force than in OTL, and hence why Yang works there.
 

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We... are slightly befuddled and now very curious about Hakeem Jeffries' biography ITTL.

Hakeem Jeffries ITTL doesn't pursue a legal career. Instead he goes into social work in Brooklyn, eventually serving in the New York legislature and elected as a list MIP in 2015. He represents the changing face of the Imperial Socialist Labour Party, while still left-wing democratic socialist its moderating slightly to be more eco-socialist. I was tempted to use Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but that felt too convergent, although she is the MIP from South Bronx—Valcour Heights and a possible future leader of the party.

All the party leaders are North Americans, interesting.

Not intentional - although North America is about 60% of the population ITTL.

I'm guessing he's much closer to the center than his real-life equivalent?

Indeed, although the Progressive Conservatives in Missouri are the main centre-right party compared to the more "traditional" conservative parties.

Any specific reason why Farage stepped down?

He failed to win a constituency seat, despite increasing his share of the vote.

I'm guessing he's...radically different from his real-life equivalent?
I guess he isn’t a supporter of UBI here
There's actually a decent amount of libertarians OTL who support UBI as a replacement for current welfare programs, supporting it as a way to eliminate the bureaucracy of the welfare state and consolidate all of the current programs into one single agency. Some of Yang's policies would probably be different as a Libertarian but I think the general basis of his platform could be similar.
That is true. When I first came up with the idea of "Libertarian Yang", it was founded on the idea that the LP here would be less dominated by the right-wing variety. You see, there were actually a considerable amount of ah, low-tax liberals in the party. More moneyed, more comfortable, more willing to avoid the die-hard "rich man's anarchy" sort.

Ed Crane for one believed in that sort of stuff. With the UE being more, ah, "British" in its understanding of politics, you'll have more of those people, mostly narked at the Liberals being too social-liberal. Think Orange Booker, but more headbanging for those sorts. More willing to accept "radical" ideas such as UBI and all, but not quite OTL Libertarians.

They're not all of the Libertarians though, Ron Paul did lead the party after all, but they definitely make up a much stronger force than in OTL, and hence why Yang works there.

Exactly as TB describes - it was their suggestion after all :)

Does anybody have a freedom house style map for this timeline?

Not yet. However your question has inspired me to create an article about TTL's Freedom House equivalent. Watch this space :)

What are the careers of former prime ministers like (Dick Gephardt, GW Bush, Jimmy Carter, etc.)? Do they receive life/hereditary peerages, or is it common for them to remain as backbench MPs? Do they start international charitable foundations similar to US presidents?

Generally they would remaind as backbench MIPs for a time. But once they retire it is custom for them to receive a hereditary peerage; so Trudeau was made Earl of Saint-Rémi, GHW Bush was Earl Bush of Kennebunkport (suceeded by his son), Carter is Earl Carter of Plains. Henderon, George, MacDonald and Gephardt are the only ones to decline a hereditary peerage; although MacDonald took a life peerage and Gephardt was knighted. Generally they keep out of politics, but will often be involved in charitable foundations (either their own or established ones), global initaives etc.
 
2020 Texan presidential election New

LeinadB93

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How did the 2020 Texan presidential election play out?


The 2020 Texan presidential election was held on October 27, 2020 to elect the next President of the Republic for a six-year term. The presidential election was held concurrent with the elections for the 335 members of the House of Representatives, and 24 of the 48 members of the Senate.

Under the provisions of the Texan Constitution, the office is held for a single six-year term which is non-renewable, therefore incumbent President Susana Martínez was ineligible for re-election. The centre-right Christian Democratic Party nominated Louie Gohmert, the incumbent Representative for the district of Tyler, Sabine, as their candidate, defeating academic Lisa Fritsch[12] and former prime minister David Dewhurst in a tight fought primary. Despite initial rumours that one of the Castro twins[1] would announce their candidacy, Prime Minister Wendy Davis announced her candidacy on July 22, 2019. No major primary challenges emerged, as Davis presided over a strengthened and unified party, and the centre-left Reform Party nominated her as their candidate.

Notably, the 2020 presidential election saw the breakdown of the traditional "electoral fusion"[3] system on the political right. The national and socially conservative National Renewal Party, despite sharing many policy positions with Gohmert, refused to endorse him. Styling themselves as the true party of the Texan Christian right, they nominated longtime state and federal representative John Carter. The moderate conservative Constitutional Union, seeking to further establish themselves as a separate entity from the CDP and shake off the image as "Reform's little buddy", nominated incumbent Deputy Prime Minister Will Hurd of Nueces. Having long harboured ambitions of the presidency, Senator Gary Johnson[4] ran for the Libertarians, marking the first time the party had run its own presidential candidate.

Despite some on the far left in both the Liga Chicano, the left-wing Hispanic rights party, and the Ecology Party , both parties subsequently agreed to nominate Davis in exchange for economic stimulus packages aimed at Hispanic Texans and extensions to certain environmental protections. As is their custom, the Native Alliance, did not formally nominate a candidate in the election, giving party members and elected officials the freedom to campaign and support their preferred candidate.

The 2020 presidential election was the most divided election since 1996, with five candidates facing off in the general election. The planned televised debates were heavily criticised for only inviting Reform and the CDP, but relented and invited all candidates. Gohmert refused to attend the first debate in protest, which cost him valuable votes, although he did attend the two other group debates. Davis ran a strong socially liberal and fiscally responsible campaign, benefitting from the 2019 legalisation of same-sex marriage and the strong economy under her premiership. Gohmert struggled to articulate a coherent policy agenda, and suffered from the fracturing of the political right, which had traditionally dominated Texan politics, due to the campaigns of Hurd, Johnson and Carter.

In the final result, no candidate secured a majority, although Davis won the popular vote in six states and nationally, precluding the need for a joint congressional vote, becoming the fourth woman to be elected to the office of President. Gohmert received the worst share of the popular vote for a CDP candidate since 1996, only winning the states of Llano, Pecos and Comancheria, with vote splitting on the right delivering New Mexico to Reform. In Pecos, a traditionally Blue state[5], Davis came within 5 points of Gohmert. Hurd performed strongly, taking the Federal District, a traditionally strong Orange state.

Wendy Davis was sworn in as the 33rd President of the Republic of Texas on December 8, 2020.

1 - Lisa Fritch would subsequently run as the Constitution candidate in the Silicon Hills district of Austin F.D. and win.
2 - Julián Castro is the incumbent Governor of Nueces, having been elected in 2016 and re-elected in 2019. Joaquin Castro is a Texan Senator from Nueces, having been elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2020.
3 - This system, more a gentleman's agreement, sees the minor congressional parties backing one of the two main party candidates, in exchange for some legislative or regulatory concessions. The system has largely been in place since the abolition of the Electoral College in 1972, with the exception of the contentious 1996 election.
4 - As previously alluded to, there was some debate as to whether Johnson, as a dual Texan-British national, was eligible for the presidency. A January 2020 ruling by the Supreme Court (7-2) confirmed that he was eligible as a dual national, as he owed no allegiance to a foreign power, with the ruling stating that Commonwealth countries were not foreign powers. However as the filing deadline was 8 January, Johnson renouned his British citizenship on 29 December 2019.
5 - In Texan politics there are "Blue and orange states" - whose voters predominantly choose either the Christian Democratic Party (blue) or Reform Party (orange) presidential and senatorial candidates. Llano, Comancheria and Pecos are traditional blue states, although Pecos elected a Reform governor in 2018 and its two senators elected in 2020 were Reform and National Renewal. Austin FD, Nueces, Sonora and Navajo are traditional orange states. Sabine, Matagorda and New Mexico are the swing states.
Thanks to @Wolfram as my resident Texas political expert for giving this the once over for me.
 
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So Texas was in a bit of flux in 1876 going of this post and the previous Texas posts.

Considering the UKE Act of Union 1876, will we see a post on Texas nearly joining the UKE in 1876, or this constitutional reform happening at the same just a coincidence.

If they are some how linked will a potential post be a what nearly was and why it didn’t documentary, a fictional book on a version of a Texas in the UKE or something?
 
Wow, a world where my representative is actually referenced. What the heck?

EDIT: Also one where Davis isn't a political failure. This TL just keeps surprising me

EDIT número dos: I think you slipped up, and accidentally called Gohmert "Abbott" at the bottom of the map
 
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LeinadB93

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So Texas was in a bit of flux in 1876 going of this post and the previous Texas posts.

Considering the UKE Act of Union 1876, will we see a post on Texas nearly joining the UKE in 1876, or this constitutional reform happening at the same just a coincidence.

If they are some how linked will a potential post be a what nearly was and why it didn’t documentary, a fictional book on a version of a Texas in the UKE or something?

The constitutional reform happening at the same time was just a coincidence, but Texas went through a lot of constitutional reform in the 1860s and 70s culminating in the 1876 constitution. I may cover it in a future update.

Wow, a world where my representative is actually referenced. What the heck?

EDIT: Also one where Davis isn't a political failure. This TL just keeps surprising me

EDIT número dos: I think you slipped up, and accidentally called Gohmert "Abbott" at the bottom of the map

:) Glad I can still surprise people. And thanks for catching that, one day I will create an infobox with no mistakes... but it is not today apparently...
 
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