In what would until recently have been hailed as an event of extraordinary historical significance, the Trubbld Independence Army has announced that it is to cease its "armed campaign". It has further ordered all volunteers not to engage in any activity which is not political, democratic and carried out by peaceful means(1). Many reasons have been put forward for the TAI's decision: pro-independence leader, and alleged TAI member, Joray Byrdi, has claimed it is the product of a lengthy period of soul-searching; Prime Minister Schlop has hailed it as the product of history and his own genius; and leader of the largest "loyalist" party Yon Tartan has, in his usual temperate manner, called it the devious and twisted action of a group of vicious criminals intent on attacking every loyalist in their beds.
(1) given that so few political activities in Albia are both democratic and peaceful this seems rather an advanced step for a group of men and women who until recently considered racketeering, bank-robbing(2), knee-capping, punishment beating and drug smuggling to be innocent pastimes with which to while away the odd idle moment.
(2) see Schloppy Defending.