UK Progression Party
|“ A community dedicated to concentrating on playing the game to the best of our abilities as a nation, In the battle for equality the UKPP continues to fight the against the prevailing trend within the UK government of division, defeatism and denial. ”|
(United Kingdom Progression Party)
The UK Progression Party (UKPP) aimed to be a party that supported new players by allowing them to help shape party policy. UKPP strived to be transparent, favouring democratic conferences and postal balloting over executive decisions. In-game age, strength, wealth or connections were not what mattered - citizens' commitment, activity and desire to succeed did.
Sometime in summer 2017 party was transformed intowhich was later briefly transformed in before being again renamed back to Pirate Cat Party.
This is the list of policies used by UKPP while it was active - most of this information refers to the period between 2012 and 2016.
By party-wide ballot UKPP have shown they are in favour of sensible low domestic taxes (VAT & Income) while retaining high import tariffs on raw materials in order to favor domestic producers, but the party does acknowledge that there will be ‘special circumstances’ where these may be increased for a short duration.
The UKPP has no plans to increase the current minimum wage. The financial gains are marginal compared to the increased bureaucracy it would create in the management of eUK social programs private and national. The Private sector worker can easily find a wage over the legal minimum wage and the commune worker can just as easily sell their donated supplies to fund their own personal advancement.
The UKPP supports the donation from the treasury to national organisations except in instances where these funds are to be used to fund private MU's or non-inclusive social programs (application to participation not offered in-game)
No UKPP member shall vote or support an initiation of war unless the targeted nation is occupying native/coded eUK regions or to help Allies in need if requested.
UKPP Congress members are free to use their passes on those applicants that have been deemed as reliable and passed the CS committee’s controls, so long as the committee is comprised of individuals from various parties. If the committee is under the domain of a single party then UKPP Congress members may use their passes as they please so long as it is not to the detriment of the UK. In this event, they should seek advice from party colleagues or friends but are under no obligation to do so or to follow the advice given.
UKPP Congress members shall only impeach a CP if the CP is inactive, stealing from the nation, acting not in the interests of the country or they have requested an impeachment.
The UKPP holds the position of the CP and the DICTATOR being held by 2 separate individuals, preferably but not exclusively from 2 different parties. When the position of Dictator is being challenged and a vote has been called for the Congress members may vote for the individual of their choosing without interference.
Members are not restricted in any way as to whom they wish to socialise with and they may freely use any means of communication they see fit. Having said that, the two most prevalent forms are Forums and IRC and UKPP has now fought over the years to address issues and inconsistencies going back beyond the formation of the party, therefore, the UKPP is not adverse to exploring, in cooperation with other parties or groups of eUKers a more acceptable and less limiting choice then has been traditionally offered. To that end, #UKPP is now an open channel at all times barring party conferences (where non-UKPPers are free to observe). The UKPP also recognises that any forum designated by the UK welcoming message as the 'national' forum may consider its claim to the 'national' title as valid
The UKPP supports the existence of an apolitical national army based on equality of supplies and is opposed to the scrapping of such an institution, its related companies and will strongly oppose any funding of private MU's.
Any UKPP member is free to take a role in whatever system the political majority designate as 'government' but they do so as a private citizen, not as a member of the party. Acceptance of any position is not indicative of UKPP support for or influence in said government and the member is not asked or expected to promote a UKPP agenda in what is an eUK role.
UKPP favours active players that wish to make a difference. We have no formal requirements for entering congress under a UKPP banner. It is the domain of the PP (party president) to organise the order of runners how he or she sees fit. Things such as being seen as active, willing and responsible will, however, guide the PP.
After the end of congressional elections, members may notify the PP of their desire to run for the CP position by Private Mail. The party is under no obligation to back any UKPP candidate as the official party choice but a ballot of the membership will be held with ‘free vote/none of the above’ option being included on the ballot paper. The backing off a candidate does not mean that the party members must vote for that particular individual but shows the majority of individuals support that individual.
Any member is free to put themselves forward for and campaign for the position of Party President.
In all cases, the vote of the individual member at in-game elections is theirs to use as they wish and they are not obligated or required to follow any party or national whip
The UKPP is a party modelled around supporting new players and giving them a chance to get involved while also providing a platform for older, dedicated citizens to encourage the next generation of leaders. Formed from a rebellion in UKRP and a PTO'd UKWP, it grown into the largest party in the UK and has enjoyed a steady increase in political involvement and influence.
|October 2011||Baby Steps||Born on the 16th of October 2011 the party was quick to get started by obtaining a long dead party and buying its own MU. Within 2 days the party had obtained enough members and signatures to get a forum group, this allowed the members to chat and help the party grow. Mini Munch the party president for the party made sure that the party had all of the necessary support for its members by creating and maintaining the IRC channel and wiki page. The great response of the community gave the party a good 20 membership surge within a few days, this was a huge confidence boost for Mini Munch and Baroness Margaret Thatcher.
The parties speedy start dwindled by the start of its second week with the Party President Mini Munch taking a more of a guiding role to steer the party in the right direction. This did not work as well as planned as the Recruitment Manager become too busy to begin recruitment which created a lot more work for Baroness Margaret Thatcher. UKPP missed out on its first congress for October/November as it sat in 6th place 20 members behind the top 4 spot. This would become the first goal of the party, reach the top 5. This is when the recruitment for UKPP began.
The party started to steam forward at the end of its first term releasing its first Media articles on the 3/11/2011. Shortly after the UKPP Officials began working to get the party into the top five and build the community that the UK needed.
|November 2011||Growing Pains||The 2nd Term started much like the first with a great motivational force pushing it forward. Baroness Margaret Thatcher was finally at the public head of the party and could begin working to get the party to the top. It didn't take long for the party to get into the top 5 knocking The UK Democratic Party out.
The party, however, ran into trouble when the TUP/UKRP mods on the 'national' forum banned Baroness Margaret Thatcher prior to the parties first congress elections. The lack of control was evident in the results that sparked a lot of hatred by the establishment against UKPP as they were placed fully responsible for the election of 2 questionable members of the community.
|December 2011 - February 2012||A New Force||December 2011 was a crucial time for the party as the PP elections came around. Sir Nick Griffin (The UKPP's recruiting dynamo) was up against the troll PTO'er Bob Boblo. Sir Nick Griffin cruised to an easy victory and under his aegis the party expanded rapidly, shooting past PCP without pause and quickly onto the tail end of ESO in third. And on his very last day in office - the UKPP edged out ESO to become a top 3 party.
On top of this Angela Williams instilled Financial, structural and support systems within the party were established and relations between other parties grew more than in any other PP term. Some people refer to this as the Golden Age of the party.
|April 2012 - August 2012||Onwards to Glory||During a very turbulent May for UKPP in which leading member and top supplier Alfagrem left the party, MU and the UK, very suddenly leaving a gaping hole in UKPPs social programs and the Royal Navy's supply chain. This coincided with another top figure abandoning the party for Real Life allowing a new generation of members to take the lead. Garth Lidlington was the first to take UKPP in a gentler, more inclusive direction. During Garth's double term the public image of UKPP was softened and the new direct debate method employed was winning over previous hostile players.
|September 2012||Rift and Rough||Midway through 2011, much of the Royal Navy leadership left after being accused of not fulfilling their role. They, in turn, founded the. This created an obvious rift between what was ultimately two sides of the UKPP. Following a very tightly fought PP election, this rift was further intensified with Dannyboy0014 as the winning candidate being a member of the Dental Corps.|
|October 2012 - November 2012||Repair and Growth||After the return of Alfagrem and Sir Nick in September and after the patching up of internal strife, the party came together in spectacular fashion. October saw UKPP embark on a massive recruiting spree. With the combined efforts of the recruiting team, UKPP managed to achieve a long-held goal of the party. Acquire the number one party slot in the UK. A feat the party absolutely battered out of the park. Following on from Octobers success, UKPP had another fantastic month in November. Finally achieving another goal the party had set many months ago. Attract the highest number of Congress votes. With a massive 183 votes (the highest since Junes baby boom month) UKPP romped to victory.|
|December 2012||No.1 and First CP||December crowned a fantastic few months for the UKPP with a stunning victory in the CP elections. BigAnt, the controversial former CP, took the great honour of being UKPPs first elected CP. Giving UKPP a major voice in how the UK is run. With a double term of UKPP Government, the party has seen some of its policies taken on with great success.|
Past and present leaders of the UKPP.
|Mini Munch||October 15th 2011||November 15th 2011||1|
|Baroness Margaret Thatcher||November 15th 2011||December 15th 2011||1|
|Sir Nick Griffin||December 15th 2011||January 15th 2012||1|
|Angela Williams||January 15th 2012||February 15th 2012||1|
|ImmortalD||February 15th 2012||March 15th 2012||1|
|Sir Nick Griffin||March 15th 2012||April 15th 2012||1 (2)|
|Alfagrem||April 15th 2012||May 2nd 2012||0.5|
|Legend of Persia||May 2nd 2012||May 15th 2012||0.5|
|Garth Lidlington M.D.||May 15th 2012||July 15th 2012||2|
|July 15th 2012||September 15th 2012||2|
|September 15th 2012||October 15th 2012||1|
|Sir Nick Griffin||October 15th 2012||November 15th 2012||1 (3)|
|November 15th 2012||December 15th 2012||1|
|Sir Nick Griffin||December 15th 2012||January 15th 2013||1 (4)|
|lancer450||January 15th 2013||February 15th 2013||1|
|BigAnt||February 15th 2013||March 15th 2013||1|
|March 15th 2013||April 15th 2013||1|
|April 15th 2013||May 15th 2013||1|
|May 15th 2013||July 15th 2013||2 (4)|
|July 15th 2013||August 15th 2013||1|
|Neil Lewis||August 15th 2013||October 15th 2013||2|
|October 15th 2013||December 15th 2013||2 (6)|
|December 15th 2013||February 15th 2014||2|
|Neil Lewis||February 15th 2014||March 15th 2014||1 (3)|
|March 15th 2014||April 15th 2014||1|
|April 15th 2014||May 15th 2014||1 (3)|
|May 15th 2014||June 15th 2014||1|
|Alfagrem||June 15th 2014||July 15th 2014||1 (1.5)|
|July 15th 2014||August 15th 2014||1|
|August 15th 2014||September 15th 2014||1|
|Alfagrem||September 15th 2014||October 15th 2014||1 (2.5)|
|October 15th 2014||November 15th 2014||1|
|November 15th 2014||January 15th 2015||2|
|January 15th 2015||February 15th 2015||1|
|February 15th 2015||April 15th 2015||2|
|FightAndProduce||April 15th 2015||May 15th 2015||1|
|May 15th 2015||July 15th 2015||2|
|Neil Lewis||July 15th 2015||August 15th 2015||1 (4)|
|August 15th 2015||September 15th 2015||1|
|September 15th 2015||October 15th 2015||1|
|October 15th 2015||December 15th 2015||2|
|December 15th 2015||February 15th 2016||2 (3)|
|February 15th 2016||March 15th 2016||1|
|March 15th 2016||April 15th 2016||1|
|April 15th 2016||August 15th 2016||4 (5)|
|August 15th 2016||November 15th 2016||3 (5)|
|November 15th 2016||February 15th 2017||3|
|February 15th 2017||March 15th 2017||1 (2)|
|March 15th 2017||May 15th 2017||2 (5)|
|May 15th 2017||June 15th 2017||1 (3)|
|June 15th 2017||July 15th 2017||1 (6)|
|Leo Balzac||July 15th 2017||August 15th 2017||1|
|August 15th 2017||Transformed the party to
Pirate Cat Party
- Chat with UKPP on IRC in #UKPP on RizonIRC
- - UKPP military unit