Currently head-quartered in Edinburgh at Bute House due to the destruction of Westminster and Whitehall, though there has been no formal declaration of a change of capital city, this is currently the de facto seat of government of the United Kingdom.
The Crown & Government is nominally still head of the Commonwealth and Colonies but many of those claim their independence and resist attempts at control from Britain.
Notably the East India Company is one of the most vociferous voices for independence in the Commonwealth.
Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury – Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Con)
The Government is focussed primarily on holding onto strong conservative values. The Marquess rules from the House of Lords
(Descriptions of the Marquess include:
“a strong and effective leader in foreign affairs. He had a superb grasp of the issues, and was never a splendid isolationist”
“a patient, pragmatic practitioner, with a keen understanding of Britain’s historic interests…”
“deeply neurotic, depressive, agitated, introverted, fearful of change and loss of control, and self-effacing but capable of extraordinary competitiveness.”
“Whatever happens will be for the worse, and therefore it is in our interest that as little should happen as possible.”
“he longed to return to the stability of the past, when his party’s main function was to restrain demagogic liberalism and democratic excess.”)
President of the Local Government Board, Arthur James Balfour MP
-(a nephew of the PM)
-Generally thought to be vacillating and ambivalent on many issues, he was his uncle’s Private Secretary since 1975 and upon appointment the public created the expression “Bob’s Your Uncle” to note the nepotism.
President of the Board of Trade & Colonial Secretary (there is no Secretary of State for India at present due to the position of the colonies), Frederick Arthur Stanley MP – (a Freemason)
Other Government Roles:
Edward Stanhope, Secretary for Scotland, Leader of the House of Commons
William Henry Smith – Secretary of State for War
Lord Salisbury – Prime Minister, First Lord of the Treasury, and Leader of the House of Lords
Lord Halsbury – Lord Chancellor
Lord Cranbrook – Lord President of the Council
Lord Cadogan – Lord Privy Seal
Henry Matthews – Secretary of State for the Home Department
Lord Iddesleigh – Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Lord George Hamilton – First Lord of the Admiralty
Lord Randolph Churchill – Chancellor of the Exchequer and Leader of the House of Commons
Lord John Manners – Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Sir Michael Hicks Beach – Chief Secretary for Ireland
Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo, known as “Lord Mayo” in India was appointed Governor-General and Viceroy on 12th January 1969.
There are various reports of his death in the confused communications during and after the Martian War, some say it was a targeted assassination some say a crazed religious attack, but he died 8th February 1872.
General Robert Cornelis Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala, Commander-in-Chief of India is currently reported to be acting as Governor-General and Viceroy.