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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?

 

Her Majesty's Clockwork Watch Needs You!

Clockwork Watch Recruitment Poster
 
 

     Sponsored by Her Majesty's Department for the Advancement of Sciences

 

 

New Laws To Control Clockworks

 
 

The government has won a battle to introduce new laws controlling the use of Clockwork labour. It comes after Ministers finally admitted that there's no record of how many of the devices have been imported and are working in factories across the country.

Parliament was split over plans to reinstate the British Clockwork Project abandoned years ago following strikes by trade unions, or to take control of a British-owned, Canadian company producing the devices.

Jobs Lost To Clocks

Public protest have forced the government's hand after several sectors of British industry replaced entire workforce with new Clockwork labour.

The devices, created by exiled British scientists, are being exported to countries around the world. Once programmed, Clockworks adapt and learn to deal with almost any task, which makes them the ideal low-cost alternative to human staff.

Many believe that the legislation has come too late to save many British jobs, and that government plans to restart the Clockwork Programme shows how out of touch it is with public opinion.

The following legislation takes immediate effect:

  • A ban on importation of all Clockworks
  • Return of all exiled government scientists
  • Restart of the Clockwork Programme in the UK
  • Registration of all newly produced Clockworks
  • Creation of a police force to be called Clockwork Watch
  • Sale & distributioon of uniform for all new Clockworks

Under the new laws all Clockworks imported into the country must be registered, but existing devices are exempt, and owners must carry proof of ownership of a Clockwork at all times, if travelling with a device in public.

Are Clocks Black Labour?

A distinctive black uniform has also been designed to help differentiate between people, and the newer model of Clockworks that could be mistaken for a real person.

 

Trade Delegation Heads to India

 
 

A delegation of industrialists is heading to India on a big trade mission that some believe will help kick start the British economy.

It will be the largest business delegation that this country has ever taken abroad.

Many of the industrialists joining the trip were cautiously optimistic, saying they were starting from a pretty low base, as other European countries such as Belgium trade more with India than we do.

It is hoped that India will open its markets up to greater foreign trade, particularly in the manufacturing sectors like steel and mechanics, as well as the brewing industry.

Representatives from the East India Company hope the trip will open up new avenues of trade, especially through the purchase of items such as food, tea, jute and rubber, which are much needed as a result of the current economic and environmental climate.