A previously inaccessible opportunity is now open to Legoland it appears after the election of demagogue Donald Technic to the highest office in the UPBR and the minifigure’s love of quick cash over anything else. Mr Technic and his Plate Party defeated main rival Hillary Cheeseslop by just 2.9% in an election only matched in its bitterness by its unusualness.
Although government denial that there is a serious energy problem continues it is clear that the country is already in the throes of a damaging energy shortage. Widespread power outages are commonplace and entire rural settlements often left without electricity for days as energy rationing takes hold.
In Davidium intermittent power-cuts have hit sectors of the city as the Gomer Power Plant struggles to make up for the electricity demand the Three Summits hydroelectric dam and the Enatol-Grampos nuclear complex cannot meet.The deteriorating situation is being put down to a weakening domestic oil industry coupled with increased demand. The peace deal that brokered an end to the 6-year Legoban insurgency is a significant part of the problem with the previous oil rich areas of Basicstan that now makes up part of the Cleriphate no longer producing anything.
“Under Ullah Abbas [the Legoban] have closed the two oilfields that lay within territory now under their control and considering they follow the strict laws of Classicism one cannot see them reversing this decision. It was part of the larger price the State paid for peace,” said Henry Atlas, former diplomatic envoy to Eland and renowned political analyst.
Multinational corporation Octan and Shell Legoland supply the majority of the Empires domestic output. Murdoch Vickery, security analyst with PwP believes any reliance on the UPBR for energy supplies brings its own dangers but there is no easy fix.
“In such a scenario the UPBR will have significant leverage over the Empire. It could threaten Davidium to turn off the taps at will and with a leader such as Donald Technic in charge one could not say that is wholly unlikely. On the other hand the Empire needs to solve its energy shortfall and there is no obvious source without risk.”
There has been no public comment as of yet from Donald Technic or his team on the news and Legoland government officials remain tight lipped. Foreign reporters believe whatever happens will be sold as a huge success for the UPBR by the flamboyant fig with strange hair.
“It’s going to be huge, whatever happens, and the best, the best ever deal the UPBR could have ever gotten.” That’s how any deal will be portrayed said Good God reporter Alice Berring.