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Police Widen Search For Missing Mother and Child

 
 

The Police have widened their search for a missing mother and her two-year old daughter, from a family estate in Buckinghamshire.

They have started questioning members of the household, and would like to talk to a peers son, who is currently is out of the country on family business. It is believed he could be father of the missing child.

Special teams have continued to search the 20-acre estate, in Beaconsfield, while a second team are at the family house talking to staff. The operation has been hampered by the dusk till dawn curfew imposed as a result of public unrest and the weather.

Around 50 officers are believed to be working on the investigation, which is being coordinated by the Metropolitan Police.

A man arrested last week on suspicion of abduction, was this morning released on police bail.

 

Letter From Abroad: From Mistress to Master

 
 

Sir,

I trust that you are well and hope that your journey with the delegation’s first wave was not too dull nor perilous. Your personal Mayhems have been updating Father and I with regular telegraphs concerning what we can only deduce has become somewhat of a holiday for you.

The Old Boy proclaimed that you should “take less interest in the hot nights, exotic food and dusky maidens and concentrate on generating some bloody capital like the Beer Baron”. He sends his warmest of regards, naturally.

News of the delegation’s success has reached us back home; I must say Father has been less than impressed that you chose to part company with the main party, and head north on a royal charm offensive to the court of.. Padishah... What was his name again? But then I suppose the nature of wares you are inclined to trade are somewhat more esoteric and, some would say, downright immoral.

I can certainly say that if the Foreign Secretary knew you were bartering for land, labour and influence with what I can only refer to as sensitive material, he and the big boys on the Clean Air Committee would be screaming bloody murder. At least the Government and our esteemed former colleagues are too tied up courting the return of The Clockwork Project, licking Ranbir’s

boots and easing civil disquiet to pay much heed. That is, at least, something. You never know, perhaps a round of tit-for-tat will reveal something damning concerning our much lauded engineering messiah.

It may interest you to learn that in the light of home events the Harvest Initiative has been brought forward. The Germans have consented to undertake crucial parts of The Reaper’s build though I have endeavored to keep them in the dark as to what their contract is exactly for.

I had hoped that by now you would have found a suitable textile source - but perhaps I do not understand how business operates on the other side of the world. Or is the weather just too pleasant for business?

One last question before I sign off. I have learned that you are now the proud owner of a five year old bull elephant: what, in the name of all that is good and holy, do you want with an elephant, Uncle?

Fondly

E

 

Trade Delegation Turns Ale To Gold in India

 
 

The unlikely hero of the government's trade delegation to Asia is a small company that produces a British  Ale highly popular in tropics. The drink is made by the Hodgson's Brewery in London.

The popularity of the drink has led to it being nicknamed Indian Pale Ale, because of its pale appearance, and the fact that it was brewed for export to India.

It is hoped that the drink will boost trade between our two countries, as well as bring good fortune to the family owned business at a time when many companies are finding it hard in the current economic climate.

Several months ago, Hodgson's Brewery replaced its human workers with Clockwork labour, hoping that the change woulld benefit the business, but a   downturn in local sales led to speculation that the brewery was having financial difficultes.

George Hodgson, owner of the brewery, was not available for comment, but it is thought this makes him one of the leading exporters in the country.

A convoy of ships heavily laden with Hodgson's IPA is en-route to India, Pakistan, and Singapore, where the trade delegation has had success.

 

Police Question Peer Over Missing Grandchild

 

Police are questioning a seventy five year old man, over the disappearance of a two-year old child and her mother.

The pair went missing a week ago from a family estate in Beaconsfield, Bucks, and detectives are treating their disappearance as a missing person inquiry.

The man is believed to be a member of the House of Lords, and the child his grand daughter.

 

Special Report / Journal Entry:
Uncomfortable Clock Musings

 
 

The most perplexing turn of events concerns the overnight return of the Clockwork Project. I can envisage my peers clamoring to get their dirty mitts on these new Clocks this very moment.

If reports are to believed, the new units are even more lifelike than their predecessors and capable of learning and, in a sense, evolving. Seeing as the Cabinet has rushed to place ‘ownership’ laws, one of which stats that Clocks must be distinguished by their black apparel, I cannot but wonder: if the clocks can learn and adapt, are they not as human as we? And are their uniforms and owned statuses not reminiscent of an age of slavery that the world waged wars to eradicate?

Clockwork Independence Next?

Undoubtedly our age of science of reason cannot be that reasonable otherwise we would not embrace social regression so freely. I cannot help but wonder how long it is before these clockwork golems find their voices and demand independence.

It will be interesting to observe the development of this Clockwork watch; if the government feels that the clocks need regulating then indeed they must be capable of revolution. I am skeptical about this Watch initiative to say the least.

Unemployed Join The Watch

The Watch will most likely be made up of the very men and women that these clocks have been spawned to replace... Infact I'd wager recruitment stations are crammed with men and women with grudges and axes to grind. Once again the Parliament fails to serve its people. It seems like its turning into a nasty habit.

On a separate note. I find myself questioning the authenticity of The Crown. Such thoughts are scandalous; treasonous even but I have not been able to shake it from my my mind for some months now.

Where's Her Majesty?

Her Majesty will be 87 this year: an almost impossible age. I can not justifiably believe that at such a grand age she retains enough of her faculties to reign this nation. Indeed her withdrawal from public life following the tragic passing of her devoted consort also proves to be a most convenient reason for her absenteeism concerning the rise of the Clocks, the Fog Riots and the state of Britain's diplomatic affairs.

I wonder, is Her majesty even still alive? And if not, why have the government kept her death a secret? What of Prince Edward? He is a most agreeable gentleman and, from what I hear a man that truly embraces his prospective subjects across every social strata. One wonders why Prince Edward should be denied his right of succession.

This is surely a wild flight of fancy but what, just what if, Her Majesty had indeed passed and been replaced by a Clock? What if Ranbir's return was required for our Monarchs “maintenance” . Why exactly do we NEED to keep Her Majesty Victoria Regina on the throne and what does it mean for humanity, if we are ruled by a Clockwork puppet?