|I, Thomas765, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, hereby appoint Veruvia, Member of the Order of the British eRepublik Empire, as conferred by the United Kingdom Honours Committee.|
Veruvia is the Minister of Home Affairs for the United Kingdom. He is deeply interested in both economic and political affairs.
Veruvia is a centrist libertarian that strongly believes in mixed market economics. He is a strong believer in the idea of co-operative governments. His political interest rests neatly between economic and domestic affairs.
Upon becoming a member of the eUK, Veruvia joined the United Kingdom Reform Party through a recommendation from a number of people but decided several days later that the party did not fit with his core beliefs. He decided to join Every Single One after speaking with his mentor and close friend, Emergy Maxfell.
His first experience of political affairs was at the Ministry of Home Affairs under the leadership of Betafoxtrot. He was given duties which included mass messaging before the Country President elections came along. When Kevy Kev Kev Junior shabado was elected as Country President, Veruvia applied to be the Underminister for Home Affairs and was given the position by the then joint Ministers of Home Affairs, Talon Karrde and Top Hat Harry.
When the United Kingdom was jointly invaded by Ireland and Canada, Veruvia put plans on hold to run for the office of Congress and wrote in his newspaper that political parties had to consider the implications of running candidates without the necessary experience. He called for candidates to be equipped with military expertise and diplomacy skills in order to steer the United Kingdom towards a restoration of their previous state.
After a disagreement about how the party moderated comments and communication with the leadership, Veruvia left Every Single One joined The Unity Party. On the 18th August, 2011, he announced that he was running for the office of Congress under the banner of The Unity Party. He wrote an article on the reasons why he believed it was important for him to run. He argued that the United Kingdom require a conversation about the direction of the nation and its status in alliances. On the 22nd August 2011, Veruvia announced he had been chosen to run for Congress in London and released his manifesto in his personal newspaper.
Veruvia was duly elected to the office of Congress on the 26th September with a total of twenty-three votes. On the 27th September, one day after being elected to Congress, Veruvia resigned from the office of Under-Minister of Home Affairs, citing in public that "he had failed the ministry by bringing upon it criticism for schemes he himself introduced". On the 1st September, Veruvia resigned from The Unity Party and re-joined Every Single One, citing disagreement with the policies being adopted by the party as his reason for leaving. Veruvia ran for a second term in Congress, this time in the East Midlands and was duly elected on the 26th October.
After joining Every Single One, Veruvia announced his intention to run for the office of Party President. After running a strong election campaign that involved numerous occasions of mass-messaging and a fleshed-out manifesto, he won the office on the 16th October by a margin of 40%. His first term resulted in nine congress members being elected to office and a multitude of charity initiatives were run during his term to promote a positive image of the party.
Veruvia announced his intention to run for a second term as Party President and released his manifesto in his personal newspaper shortly afterwards. He successfully won the election running virtually unopposed and won with more than 65% of the votes. His efforts in the congress elections resulted in the party having its most successful term in the party's history by electing twelve congressmen for its own party and a single congressman for UKDP.
His experience in the Ministry of Home Affairs gave him the ample opportunity to apply for the office of Minister of Home Affairs and was subsequently accepted alongside the incumbent Minister of Home Affairs, Invalidation for the office. He entered the office on the 6th of December under Thomas765.
Veruvia considers himself to be very media-orientated. He has regularly written in his newspaper Dramatis Persona from the beginning of his eRepublik life. He initially began by writing commentaries on current events but, after being elected as Party President, he focused more on informational articles for the party. Since that period, he has written two guides for the general public including a guide to congress elections and an article detailing the top tips for new players. He is currently working on a guide to the United Kingdom ministries and is working within the Ministry of Home Affairs through his relationship with the media.
In addition to writing for his personal newspaper, he was a regular contributor to the eUK Home Office News during his time as Under-Minister of Home Affairs. He wrote a guide to the bazookas and toolboxes and a guide to the UK Government as well as contributing by writing brief accounts of changes within the game and the eUK community.
Since Veruvia was elected as Party President, he has been keen to promote an image of national charity from within the party. His election platform focused on running two charity drives. His first charity drive, focusing on wellness, gave people the opportunity to get 300 free wellness and gave away more than 500 wellness. The large number of donations meant that the party was subsequently able to run a party-focused food drop which gives members the opportunity to claim 500 free wellness every day. His second charity drive, focusing on weapons, offers 100 party members the opportunity to get 10 free Q5 weapons by voting on an article. He has donated 1,000 wellness to Every Single One's associated military unit and offered another 300 weapons to the Ministry of Home Affair's Call to Arms II program.
Veruvia joined the British Armed Forces under the branch of the British Army on the 16th September, 2011 and was placed into the Ranged 6 Team as a Pvt. He subsequently resigned his membership of the United Kingdom Armed Forces and joined Every Single One's associated military unit, ESO Legion.
During the Irish-Canadian wars in the United Kingdom, Veruvia was one of ten people who started a resistance war in the South-West of England and liberated the region in the hours before the attack on London began.