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British PM Turns to Democracy for Help


Apparently, Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister of United Kingdom, resorts to Democracy to make sure he’s making the right decisions. Or at least that’s what Ascaron, the game’s publisher, wants us to believe anyway.

The game is due out February 2008 and lets players take on the role of a country’s leader, running the country and choosing between policies to maintain the majority vote.

With mounting pressure from the back benchers to review unpopular policy, the PM needs to carefully assess political strategy to gain the largest share of the vote to stay in power. But you won’t be able to keep everyone happy all of the time, so tread cautiously as popular policy may not be in the best interests of the country.

With an unpopular war being waged in the East and financial meltdown coming from the sub prime markets in the West, the UK government needs to take a firm and steady stance to appeal to the mass vote and win through. Tough political decisions lie ahead…

Do you withdraw British troops from Iraq to gain approval from the masses back home but expose the world to the increasing threat of terrorism? Do you maintain the unpopular increase in interest rates to safe guard from recession or opt for the more popular cut in interest rates and risk increasing the level of consumer debt in the UK? Winter bird flu is back on the agenda – do health services need a boost?

British PM Joins the Fray

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is the latest politician who has entered the debate of violent video games, promising to review new rules for advertising and sale of software to children. Apparently, he is “aware of growing concern about the effect of screen violence on youngsters” and is looking into drawing up new legislation for the promotion and sale of video games to minors.

He is expected to put the plans in front of a new ‘Citizens’ Jury’ later this week. His new stance comes after leader of the opposition David Cameron last week launched an attack against violent video games.