Kingdoms Associated Press



21/01/1471 Nullification of the appeals court



Kingdoms Associated Press - London, England


The court of appeals once stood to uphold the rights of everyone in England who had felt the justice system wronged them. It started in 1454 differently than we have seen it recently. The justices had terms of only three months and only three terms in a year. Unlike now, where the justices once elected, held the position until they resigned or were removed from their position. This is probably where the start of the downfall happened. Once you sit in one spot too long, you are comfortable and then use it towards your own agenda.

Recently, people made it known that they were upset at how the now-former court of appeals has run. It brought a discussion to the house of parliament asking what the existence of it meant. The speaker then, Andrew Grey, who started the topic said, “It has been suggested that this house conduct a review of the Court of Appeals with an eye to its purpose, ability to deliver on the same, and what evolution might be appropriate to consider.”

In the vote to annul any reference to a court of appeals, an outstanding number of members showed up to vote. They reached a supermajority in a matter of two days. It continued to have a vote of 29 aye, 10 nays and 3 abstain to remove any reference to the former court of appeals in the national charters. It rendered the appeals court obsolete. They sent a copy of the vote to Monarch Andreas Sharpe, who could have vetoed the matter, but he did not. Instead, he opted to write a decree declaring that he the monarch is the "Temporary Substitute for the Court of Appeals" - the highest law of the land in any sort of case of appeals. Furthermore, he set up a task force of eleven members to look into matters. His decree states that “The Most Noble Garters’ Judicial Task Force is responsible for reviewing the historical and current mandate of the Court of Appeals and identifying recommendations to expand and solidify its role within our justice system.”

The members of parliament could have vetoed that decree but let it stand. Now they too discuss the legalities as brought by Speaker Vivienne De grey. Member Thancren from Westmorland started the conversation by saying that “Yes, the action was illegal.” He went even further to state that the 29 members who voted to nullify the charters of any coa reference were to be brought to court for treason.

“Lastly, by the National Treason Law it was treason to do this because the people who voted yes on this committed the following act:

Quote: 4. Claiming a false authority to act, instigate or approve an action on behalf of the Kingdom of England.“



Meanwhile, the king’s task force deliberate a new form of an appeals court. Whilst they argue among themselves about a new system, they have yet to touch on what the king requested, which is “identifying recommendations to expand and solidify its role within our justice system. . . . The focus is on maintaining a constructive, well-informed and expert-based discourse on where the COA is today and the potential it has to remain an effective tool of our judicial system.”


The discussions are both ongoing. Please go see the House of Parliament for up-to-date information or to see the task force go visit the old building of the appeals court.




Kallist0
England KAP
Editor in Chief
The International KAP offices is the place to find the right to respond to any KAP article and the International rules of KAP.

07/01/1471 Election of Devon's council : POV have obtained the absolute majority of the seats.

LONDON (AAP) – The list Protecting Our Voice have taken the lead in the Devon county council election race, and have gained an absolute majority of the seats. They can govern alone.

Result of the vote :

1. "Protecting Our Voice" (POV) : 100%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Moldevort (POV)
2 : Kragomir (POV)
3 : Daisydread (POV)
4 : Chelseabells (POV)
5 : Michael.blackwood (POV)
6 : Eogan (POV)
7 : Katelyn_hamilton (POV)
8 : Hulda_ (POV)
9 : Danieda.danae (POV)
10 : Helenoria (POV)
11 : Robert.neville (POV)
12 : Aradeth (POV)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

04/01/1471 Election of Mercia's council : IT have obtained the absolute majority of the seats.

LONDON (AAP) – The list Integrity and Transparency for Mercia have taken the lead in the Mercia county council election race, and have gained an absolute majority of the seats. They can govern alone.

Result of the vote :

1. "Integrity and Transparency for Mercia" (IT) : 64.3%
2. "Alliance for a Transparent and Open Mercia" (ATOM) : 35.7%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Castle (IT)
2 : Bofur (IT)
3 : Zulita (IT)
4 : Eliodren (IT)
5 : Bastien.dorchester (IT)
6 : Aerietta (IT)
7 : Czerdric (IT)
8 : Matthew. (ATOM)
9 : Jane_myxti (ATOM)
10 : Vivienne_degrey (ATOM)
11 : Ysabelle_ (ATOM)
12 : Supermartin (IT)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

31/12/1470 End of Year Review



Kingdoms Associated Press - London, England



Well England, the end of the year is fast approaching and so is the end of the year check up on a monarch. Not that much can be done in two months but still, nonetheless, let us see if anything has been done or not.

The monarch, HRH Andreas Sharpe said in his campaign promises :


  • House of Lords

  • ✍️ KAP
    A committee was formed and a review is ongoing. In that committee, you will find many of the same people who are on the committee that the Monarch has tasked to review the HOP closure of The Court of Appeals (that is another article to be written).

    The meeting in the House of Lords, while ongoing seems to be at a standstill. As always conceptual semantics play a role as does political allegiance it appears. My two pence in this, if you want something done, take the common people and have them hash out the


  • Order of the Garter


  • ✍️ KAP
    Does anyone outside that group actually know what the Order of the Garter has done or will do? As it stands that area to gain knowledge is locked up tighter than a lass in a chastity belt welded shut.

    Essentially ladies and gentlemen, the Order of the Garter is a group of honourable knights. As we can see, this group is not active with the public so to gain further information one might petition to see what they are up to. So far, they are not being used for much as indicated in the campaign, it appears.


  • Trade and Economy


    "I will support the further establishment of regular trading and routes between Counties and Councils, potentially using REN/RNA & RMA assets to move consignments of goods. " is what HRH Andreas stated in his campaign speech.



  • ✍️ KAP
    I fear this is an easy promise by anyone who wants to be elected will say. Counties trade with others and have done so without the need for help from a monarchy. For the record, the RMA does not hold any ability to move assets, it is there to teach and teach only. As to REN well, the royal navy needs active members and a reason to take the royal ships out IF the counties did not have their own ships to do so. But we know the four counties have already done so without the need of REN or the Monarchy.


  • Military and Defence

    "I will continue to support and further develop the programme of armed trader escorts established by Sir Itamar.
    I will consider budget possibilities for REN, RNA, RMA, NMC (Dependent on the state of the Royal Treasury after the Elections) to help strengthen defences across the Kingdom at both National and County levels. " said HRH Andreas.



  • ✍️ KAP
    The first part is to further develop armed trader escorts - with all the border closures, I haven't seen an update on this. Let us talk a little more about empty promises and just to make myself look good statements. Counties take care of their own defences, they always have. If a county requires help from another, they reach out to ask. Not once have I seen where they have gone to a monarch or national level to ask for help.


  • Prestige

  • ✍️ KAP We have a statement that is actually true, but it is embroiled in the lack of funds when this monarch was elected. So much so, fundraisers were done to gather more money or individuals have donated large sums themselves for this one promise. Of course, the scandal where the former heir took the royal treasury and used it for games and then to buy more votes for this monarch possibly is a downfall on this.


  • Social and Culture

  • ✍️ KAP
    His Majesties Royal tour - that's a maybe. We know he has travelled but has he engaged the public? No records of such are produced yet. It is still early as of yet so perhaps that will happen soon, along with his mentioned joust, more crown-sponsored events and what about the seasonally themed events in the tower - none of those have happened. At least not in the past two seasons.


  • National Dispatch
    "Relaunch an existing newspaper which is a Crown-sponsored but Independent newspaper for reporting on the Kingdom at every level from Towns upwards with a publishing target of at least one general issue per month, plus specials covering significant events, etc." was heard as a campaign promise.


  • ✍️ KAP
    I had hopes for this one, as it was more realistic. However, nothing has been out of that promise since September.


    Let us hope the New Year brings more of the promises given when he gave his speech.

    I wish everyone the happiest of New Year and may you all get out there and shape England with your appearances.




    Kallist0
    England KAP
    Editor in Chief
    The International KAP offices is the place to find the right to respond to any KAP article and the International rules of KAP.

14/12/1470 Election of Westmorland's council : WeSt have obtained the absolute majority of the seats.

LONDON (AAP) – The list Westmorland Strong have taken the lead in the Westmorland county council election race, and have gained an absolute majority of the seats. They can govern alone.

Result of the vote :

1. "Westmorland Strong" (WeSt) : 100%

The seats of the council have been split in proportion to the election votes:

1 : Jesijajo (WeSt)
2 : Kitsada (WeSt)
3 : Anneke (WeSt)
4 : Andrew.grey (WeSt)
5 : Thancren (WeSt)
6 : Fiora (WeSt)
7 : Eurydice (WeSt)
8 : Nataliewinslow (WeSt)
9 : Eumelia (WeSt)
10 : Maxairobgaltis (WeSt)
11 : Jedgar (WeSt)
12 : Pilgrim (WeSt)

The members of the council will recognize the new Count(ess) in two days. The Count(ess) will have to present the county's respects to the King and appoint the councillors to their new positions.

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Cours

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Hide 16.32 -0.06
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Jar of pulque N/A N/A