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Miestrâ Schivâ breaks silence, claims RUMP could win “by default”

Former FreeDem party leader Dama Miestrâ Schivâ has broken her self-imposed silence following her retirement from national politics in June.The FreeDem MC was responding to @ElTamlalt‘s latest revelations about the disarray in the TNC. 

Tamás Ónodi, the remaining TNC MC, told ETT that to his knowledge the party did not have any internal discussion forum or mailing list, and that he had no personal insight into the circumstances surrounding the exit of party leader Breneir Itravilatx from the Cosa. This deepens the mystery surrounding the fate of the upstart ModRad splinter group, which enjoyed a surprisingly strong showing in tbe 49th Cosa election before apparently fading away over the Summer.

Dama Miestrâ claimed that this revelation demonstrated that the TNC had “sold a bill of goods” to the electorate, having a “nice manifesto but no structure backing it up”. The then FreeDem leader had in fact clashed with S:reu Itravilatx when already making this point during the election campaign.

She also revealed that she would consider returning to public life if “made a good offer” and if the discourse on Wittenberg did not “anger” her. She also claimed that in contrast to the TNC the FreeDems continued to have a “structure, despite retirement and absences”. She deflected questions on the FreeDem attitude to coalition, stating that it was up to party leader Senator Dien Tresplet to respond.

Cabinet Chief of Staff and Finance Minister Sir Alexandreu Davinescu, also commenting on Twitter, called on Dama Miestrâ and other absent FreeDem leaders to return to activity, claiming that their absence was “bad for everyone” in the country, and that they should continue to play a role even if they were not in power.

Dama Schivâ described this as “hypocritical” and said that the withdrawl of FreeDem leadership was due to the what she claimed was the “win-at-all costs mendacity” of the Crown and the RUMP party. She also claimed that conservative forces could win the election for the 50th Cosa “by default, rulers of a burnt out shell”.

Despite questioning from @ElTamlalt in response to his intervention the Chief of Staff did not offer any statement on the status of S:reu Itravilatx as Foreign Minister. 

The coalition has still not publicly addressed the effective collapse of the junior partner in the alliance, despite the TNC leader nominally continuing to be a member of Cabinet. Senior coalition members have also not responded to questions on the status of the Foreign Ministry’s projects as listed in the Activities Plan issued early in the term.

Talossa: The Next Generation

With the recent birth of Adiens, the first daughter of Finance Minister Sir Alexandreu Davinescu and his spouse, the Kingdom is experiencing a minor baby boom. 

Adiens’ birth follows that of Sir Cresti Siervicül’s child born earlier this year, and in her resignation speech in June Dama Miestrâ Schivâ revealed her wife is also expecting a child in September. The newborns join the ranks of the Dandelions, a peculiarly Talossan institution. 

Talossan citizenship is automatically granted to those who are born to or adopted by at least one Talossan parent, and are known as “Dandelions” under Talossan Law. The status was introduced to Talossan law by the 16th Cosa, and later reformed by the 35th Cosa, with Lexh.E.13.2. Children already born before their parents became Talossans may also be granted citizenship, and are known as “Broad-leaf Dandelions”. Any minor child of a citizen may be granted citizenship on application to the Secretary of State by their parent(s). 

However only at the age of 14 is the Dandelion granted full citizenship rights under Talossan law, as was recently the case for K. Furxheir, daughter of Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir.

According to TalossaWiki’s article on the subject, only one other Dandelion has ever sought full Talossan citizenship, No’ac’h Ventrutx. The accession of a Dandelion to citizenship is regarded as a great occasion, with Sir Cresti describing the qualification of D:na Furxheir as “exciting”.

Talossa: The Next Generation

With the recent birth of Adiens, the first daughter of Finance Minister Sir Alexandreu Davinescu and his spouse, the Kingdom is experiencing a minor baby boom. 

Adiens’ birth follows that of Sir Cresti Siervicül’s child born earlier this year, and in her resignation speech in June Dama Miestrâ Schivâ revealed her wife is also expecting a child in September. The newborns join the ranks of the Dandelions, a peculiarly Talossan institution. 

Talossan citizenship is automatically granted to those who are born to or adopted by at least one Talossan parent, and are known as “Dandelions” under Talossan Law. The status was introduced to Talossan law by the 16th Cosa, and later reformed by the 35th Cosa, with Lexh.E.13.2. Children already born before their parents became Talossans may also be granted citizenship, and are known as “Broad-leaf Dandelions”. Any minor child of a citizen may be granted citizenship on application to the Secretary of State by their parent(s). 

However only at the age of 14 is the Dandelion granted full citizenship rights under Talossan law, as was recently the case for K. Furxheir, daughter of Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir.

According to TalossaWiki’s article on the subject, only one other Dandelion has ever sought full Talossan citizenship, No’ac’h Ventrutx. The accession of a Dandelion to citizenship is regarded as a great occasion, with Sir Cresti describing the qualification of D:na Furxheir as “exciting”.

Finance Minister publishes ID card designs

Finance Minister Sir Alexandreu has published the design for the Kingdom’s official ID cards.

Created by an unnamed “patriotic citizen”, the photo cards are 2 inches x 3.5 inches (5.08cm x  8.89cm) and will be issued on request to the Ministry of Finance. The instructions on how to apply were issued by the Ministry in June.

Sample image front of identification card

Sample image front of identification card (Ministry of Finance)

Sir Alexandreu stated on Wittenberg that he had received “numerous requests for the ID cards, some of which even followed instructions” and that a new set will be issued shortly.

Finance Minister publishes ID card designs

Finance Minister Sir Alexandreu has published the design for the Kingdom’s official ID cards.

Created by an unnamed “patriotic citizen”, the photo cards are 2 inches x 3.5 inches (5.08cm x  8.89cm) and will be issued on request to the Ministry of Finance. The instructions on how to apply were issued by the Ministry in June.

Sample image front of identification card

Sample image front of identification card (Ministry of Finance)

Sir Alexandreu stated on Wittenberg that he had received “numerous requests for the ID cards, some of which even followed instructions” and that a new set will be issued shortly.

Distain says Sir Cresti is not “puppet”, says plans on schedule

Distain Senator Lüc da Schir has rejected allegations that Seneschal Sir Cresti Siervicül is a “puppet”. The ModRad leader told ETT that Sir Cresti is leading the government and “makes all the important decisions”.

The Distain rejected recent claims by the FreeDems that RUMP leader and government Chief of Staff Sir Alexandreu Davinescu is the de facto leader of the Cabinet. Senator da Schir told ETT that Sir Alexandreu was aiding the Seneschal with “paperwork and coordinating projects”. He also claimed that in the absence of the Seneschal the coalition agreement provides for he, the Distain, to supervise the work of the government both internally and with respects to its public actions.

The Distain also pronounced himself satisfied with the progress of the government so far. Despite a delay due to legal issues, the crowd funding campaign for the issue of coinage is “being finalised and will be launched sometime in June”. He also told ETT that he was “confident” the Census would start in June as scheduled. He also commended the progress made by the Minister of Stuff, fellow ModRad Ian Plätschisch, in the website transition process.

49th Cosa: Party leaders vote in May Clark

On 4th May, RUMP leader Sir Alexandreu Davinescu MC revealed his Clark votes. Unsurprisingly supporting the Budget, the Minister of Finance did however vote contrâ on D:na Schepa-Carreido’s Resident Cunstaval Amendment, claiming that it “didn’t make sense”, given the primary and largely ceremonial role of the Cunstavals is to act as “the voice of the Throne in the provinces”. He suggested that a better route would be to allow provinces to remove Cunstavals who act inproperly or who neglect their duties.

Sir Alexandreu abstained on both Making the Bosphorous Great Again Bill and on the Provincial Catchment Area Reform Bill, explaining that while in the latter case he disagreed with its impact on his home province of Maritiimi-Maxhestic he wished to acknowledge the work put into the proposal by its sponsors.

Finally, the Cabinet Chief of Staff stated that he was voting për on the BHAID Disbursement (II) Bill and on the VoC, declaring with respect to the latter that the coalition is “getting things done, and it’s a welcome change”.

In addition to her contrâ on the Budget and the VoC, FreeDem leader Dama Miestrâ Schivâ MC also voted against her party colleague Chirbi Scherpa-Carreido’s Resident Cunstaval Amendment. She explained that the latter proposal was “against the party policy here that we will not be proposing or voting for any OrgLaw amendments until the RCOR [Royal Commission on Organic Law Reform] has finished its work”.

As reported by ETT, the FreeDem leader also opposed the VoC, declaring that as far as the Budget and VoC were concerned those interested in her reasons should see “four words: HER MAJESTY’S LOYAL OPPOSITION”.

The FreeDem leader however voted për on the BHAID Disbursement (II)Bill as well as the Provincial Area Catchment Reform Bill proposed by Senator Lüc da Schir.

The FreeDem leader also announced that she would abstain on Senator da Lhiun’s proposed condemnation of Turkish president Erdogan. She claimed this was due to being “suspicious” of using Ziu legislation to make topical political statements, as well as feeling that there were worthier targets for such treatment than the “humourless authoritarianism” of the AKP government, such as Russian president Vladimir Putin.

In other Clark news, following complaints from Republican leader Col. Maximo Carbonel, Secretary of State Marti-Pair Furxheir has apologised for inadvertantly leaving a bill proposed by the former off of the May Clark. Col. Carbonel’s bill deals with the procedure for the  dissolution of the Ziu at the end of its term. S:reu Furxheir ascribed this to a technical problem due to how the Republican leader had published his text in the Call for Bills.

49th Cosa: Davinescu denies pressuring opposition MZs on Budget

Cabinet Chief of Staff and Minister of Finance Sir Alexandreu Davinescu has denied he attempted to put opposition MZs under pressure to justify their votes on the Budget, which was published in the May Clark.

Sir Alexandreu was responding to an accusation made by FreeDem leader Dama Miestrâ Schivâ, who claimed the RUMP leader had sent a “snarky message” to FreeDem Deputy Leader Dr Txec dal Nordselvă regarding his vote on the 49th Cosa Budget. Dama Schivâ claimed that expecting the opposition in a parliamentary democracy to justify their votes against government bills was not “conducive to democracy”. In common with other FreeDem MCs, Dama Schivă voted both against the Budget and confidence in the government, explaining that those interested in the reason should see “four words: HIS MAJESTY’S LOYAL OPPOSITION”.

Sir Alexandreu claimed that he sent “polite” messages to certain opposition MCs. He stated that wished to know whether the individuals involved had a specific issue with the details of the Budget, or if it was “a matter of principle”. The Minister, quoting what he claimed was his message to Dr dal Nordselvă, asked the latter “..why did you vote against the budget and the VoC? …Is there something you’re looking for…that we could better provide?”

Rejecting the criticism as “nastiness and bitterness” Sir Alexandreu declared that his curiousity on the question was satisfied, claiming that “if the biggest complaint that the [FreeDems have] is just that they’re not in charge, we’re in good shape”.

Berich’t Talossan closes down after 48 issues

Talossan newspaper Berich’t Talossan has announced its closure after two years of publication. According to an article in the 48th and final issue by Sir Alexandreu Davinescu, the closure is due to “time constraints of its editor and primary contributors”.

Notable contributors included editor and publisher Sir Alexandreu Davinescu, feature writer Sir Cresti Siervicül, reporter and Maricopa Senator Munditenens Tresplet and pseudonymous cartoonists “Eric S. Mildew” and “Elo Cutor”.  Senator Tresplet was the winner of the 2014 Maximilian Kolbe Award for Fine Writing, awarded by the Talossan Press Association. Sir Cresti won the same award in 2015, as well as being named Journalist of the Year.

BT also managed to publish a number of exclusives. In a notable investigation last year BT managed to track down over $200 in funds collected but not disbursed by defunct charity TalossaAid, which was ultimately donated to the Kingdom’s official charitable organisation, BHAID. BT was also responsible for revealing an attempt to bribe a member of the Cosa to withdraw a controversial bill. This led to the resignation of the Civil Service Commissioner, in the so-called “BEER Affair“.

During its existence BT also attracted controversy, particularly over its editorial cartoons. Cartoonist “Eric S. Mildew” was dismissed by BT for fraudulently claiming to have engaged in a cartoon exchange with ETT cartoonist “Greg Glodaral”. The same “Mildew” was accused by Miestrâ Schivâ of targeting women and Muslims in his work.

In his valedictory article, Sir Alexandreu highlighted the fact that BT “never missed an issue” as well as its innovations in commercial advertising, podcasting and in social media, even if he acknowledged that they were not completely successful.

He also stated that a notable operating difficulty was the high turnover of staff, claiming 18 individuals wrote for BT at one time or another during its existence, from all ends of the political spectrum. Indeed during the recent election campaign Sir Alexandreu pointed to his management of this diversity as an indication that he was prepared to lead the government.

Despite the difficulties, Sir Alexandreu declared however that “I wouldn’t have done it any other way”.