|Political centres|| London|
|President of the Albion Union||TBC|
|Legislature||Legislature of the Albion Union|
|Upper house||Albion Commission|
|Lower house||Albion Parliament|
|Treaty of Albion||TBC 2014|
The Albion Union (AU) is a political and cultural union of 2 member states that are located in the British Isles. The area considered by the Albion Union to be the British Isles is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain of Northern Ireland consisting of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the crown dependencies of the Isle of man, the Bailiwick of Jersey and the Bailiwick or Guernsey, as well as the Republic of Ireland, together these will be referred to as the British Isles or Albion in English or a native equivalent". The AU operates through a bicameral legislative structure consisting of a lower house, the Albion Parliament, with seats allocated based on a members population as well as a upper house, the Albion Commission, with each member being given a single seat.
The Albion Union is divided into four branches, political legislation, freedom of movement for workers and citizens, common foreign policy and cultural cooperation. These four branches were all introduced with the Treaty of Albion which created the Albion Union. The political legislation branch consists of the Albion Commission and the Albion Parliament which together enables the Albion Union to pass laws which are then implemented by the member states of the Albion Union. The freedom of movement for workers and citizens branch enables the citizens of the member states to operate outside of their native state and work in any capacity without the need to meet citizenship or visa requirements, an exception to this is that they are not allowed to run for the highest electable position in a foreign state without meeting that states requirements for election. The common foreign policy branch allows Albion Commission to determine that stance the members of the Albion Union will take together when giving their opinions to events both micronationally and macronationally. The forth branch is cultural cooperation, this is used in an attempt to help members cooperate and support each other culturally as well as promote the development and publishing of the cultures of member states.
The Albion Union comprises the following 5 member states.
|Bysalia||Greater Bysalian Republic||Hereford||Founder||3||United Kingdom|
|Leylandiistan||Confederation of Leylandiistan & Gurvata||Gurvata||Founder||9||Ireland|
|AU||Albion Union||N/A||N/A||12||British Isles|
|Legislature of the Albion Union|
|President of the Albion Union||Test |
since January 2014
|Albion Commission political groups||New Socialist Party (6) |
National Party (4)
|Albion Parliament political groups||New Socialist Party (6) |
National Party (4)
President of the Albion Union
The President of the Albion Union is the head of the Albion Union and is the representative of the Albion Union to the world outside of the Albion Union. The President of the Albion Union is elected in a joint voting session of the Albion Commission and Albion Parliament for 1 year terms and can be re-elected to indefinitely. The President of the Albion Union is also the non-voting speaker in both the Albion Commission and Albion Parliament. However, if the President of the Albion Union has also been appointed and/or elected to a voting seat in wither house then the President of the Albion Union can exercise that voting position whilst also the speaker of the houses of the Legislature of the Albion Union.
The Albion Commission is the upper house of the Legislature of the Albion Union, the lower house being the Albion Parliament. The 3 Members of the Albion Commission (MAC), 1 for each member state of the Albion Union, are appointed representatives from the member states national government and sit indefinitely, unless the member is changed by the member state. Members sit as members of a Political Party of the Albion Union or Albion Party rather than their nationality or national political party. The size of the parliament is determined by the number of members of the Albion Union, increasing by 1 with every new member state.
The Albion Commission is responsible for voting on laws approved by the Albion Parliament, and either approve the law to be implemented in each member state and ratified by the President of the Albion Union, or rejected and sent back to the Albion Parliament to be amended or revoked.
The Albion Parliament is the lower house of the Legislature of the Albion Union, the upper house being the Albion Commission. The TBC Members of the Albion Parliament (MAP) are directly elected by citizens of AU member states every year on the basis of proportional representation. Members run and sit as members of a Political Party of the Albion Union or Albion Party rather than their nationality or national political party. The size of the parliament is determined by the Treaty of Albion, the treaty which created the Albion Union, and is expanded with the accession of addition members of the Albion Union.
The Albion Parliament is responsible for proposing and initially voting on legislation before it is passed to the Albion Commission to also vote on the bill. Members of the Albion Parliament are elected every year in elections held in every member state of the Albion Union.
|Non-Inscrits (NI)||Independent politicians||TBC||TBC|
Each member state is given 2 opt-outs once they have joined the Albion Union. These can be used as the member sees fit and are under no obligation to use either opt-out. The number of opt-outs a single member has can be increased upon approval by all members states of the Albion Union, but if one member does not approve the increase then the motion will automatically fail and be rejected.
Freedom of Movement for Workers and Citizens Within the British Isles
The Treaty of Albion allows the free movement of workers and citizens between the member states of the Albion Union allowing these people to work in jobs in other member states without having to be a resident of that micronation. Originally designed as a common citizenship but was changed to a freedom of workers and citizens as to not effect on any citizenship limits which a member state may have and was instead designed around the European Union's Schengen Area.
Political Parties of the Albion Union
Political Parties of the Albion Union, or Albion Parties, are multi-national political parties which only operate in the Albion Commission and Albion Parliament. These parties are based on the European Union, or Europarties. The purpose of the creation of Albion parties is to limit the number of different but similar political parties which would otherwise operate in the Legislature of the Albion Union. As well as the Albion Parties there is also non-inscrits, or independents which may be a member of a political parties which may or may not be a member of an Albion Party but the individual is not.
Common Foreign Policy
The Treaty of Albion outlined a option shared foreign policy in relation to the position the members of the Albion Union will take in relation to different events, both within the micronational community but also within the British Isles and beyond. The Albion Union is not required to take a stance on any situation and can allow its members to have opposing positions if a consensus is not made. The body responsible for determining this stance is the Albion Commission which is voted on in the same method as that of a law, requiring a two thirds majority.
The Treaty of Albion outlined the protection of several significant cultural aspects which originate from or have a long connected history with the British Isles. These protected cultural aspects are those of the native languages of the British Isles and several religious groups. However, several other minority religious groups are also granted support by the members of the Albion Union when faced with conflict towards, or from these groups, it is the responsibility of the member states of the Albion Union to protect or support these languages and religions to the best of their ability.
The list of protected languages is;
- Germanic languages
- Ulster Scots
- Celtic languages
- Irish Gaelic
- Scottish Gaelic
- Manx Gaelic
- Romance languages
|Christianity in all forms||Full Protection|
|Other minority religions||Granted support|