Alternative History

The political parties of member Nations are the center of political life in the Celtic Alliance. A number of parties operate in more than one Nation. Within the Celtic State Parliament, national parties cooperate within ideological coalitions that function similar to the Political Groups in the former European Parliament. The parties in this chart are arranged according to their association with one of the parliamentary blocs, even though many of the parties have never won any seats.

Workers' Bloc Celtic Labour Alliance Fine Ceiltigh The Greens Celtic Liberal and Democratic Bloc People and Freedom Group Parties of British Nationalists and Conservatives Unaffiliated parties
Eire Workers' Party of Ireland Irish Labour Party Sinn Féin Green Party of Ireland Fianna Fáil Dál Riata

Fine Gael

Irish Nonalignment Party
E. Ulster Ulster Socialist Party

Independent Socialist Party

Social Democratic and Labour Party

Republican Labour Party

Sinn Féin Green Party Northern Ireland Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Dál Riata

Ulster Demo-Christian Party

Ulster Independence Party

Ulster Loyalist Party

Alba Scottish Socialist Party Scottish Labour Party Scottish National Party Scottish Greens Scottish Liberal Party Dál Riata Bright Blue
Wales Labour for an Independent Wales Welsh Labour Party Ffrynt Cymru Wales Green Party Welsh Liberal Democrats Welsh Christian Party Welsh Conservatives
Severn Mercian Progressives Severnside Greens for Severn Liberal Party Democratic Party of Mercia Tories for Britain

Followers of Saint Alban

Cheshire Together for Chesire The Shire Livergreens Libertarian Movement Conservative Party of Cheshire Tories for Britain
Wessex Wessex-Cotswolds Labour Party Golden Wyvern Green for Wessex This Land Christian Democracy Wessex Regionalist Party

Alfredian Party

Western Isles Scottish Socialist Party Scottish Labour Party Scottish National Party

Na h-Eileanan Siar

Scottish Greens Scottish Liberal Party Dál Riata Bright Blue
Mann Working People’s Party Manx Labour Party Manx Nationalist Party

Mec Vannin

Isle of Man Green Party Liberal Vannin Party Manx Conservative Party Bright Blue
Scilly All MPs have been independents.
Channel Is. All MPs have been independents.
Cotentin Communist Movement

Unified Socialist Party

French Socialist Party

Radical Party of the Left

Mouvement Normand Ecologist Party Union for Democracy The Republicans National Front


Coalitions in the Celtic State Parliament[]

Seven ideological blocs exist in Dublin. A few small parties do not belong to any. Independent MPs may or may not associate themselves with a coalition.

Some of the coalitions, namely Workers and Greens, are associated with Alliance-wide political organisations that cooperate on a range of issues, but most are nothing more than groups within the State Parliament.

Workers' Bloc - A very small coalition of far-left and communist parties; few or no members win seats from most nations. Outside of the State Parliament, the Bloc functions as an umbrella body for leftist organising throughout the Alliance's territories. It has also formed links with the socialist movement around the world, most notably with Cuba. It participates as a member of the Socialist International despite not being a single party.

Celtic Labour Alliance- Social democracy, workers' rights.

Fine Ceiltigh (Celtic Family) - This bloc encompasses one of the most important political currents in the history of the Alliance, and many CA institutions reflect its ideals of progressive, left-of-centre national self-determination. Its most prominent member parties (see below) are Ireland's Sinn Féin, Scotland's SNP and Wales' Ffrynt Cymru.

The Greens - another small ideological bloc connected to the global Green movement, which was young in 1983 but growing today.

Celtic Liberal and Democratic Bloc- Believes in liberalism, centrist government, and generally greater autonomy for the nations of the Alliance.

People and Freedom Group - Like Fine Ceiltigh, the PFG has been prominent in the history and development of the Alliance's political systems, above all through the Dalriadic Party, a transnational Irish-Scottish party formed in the CA's early days. It is centre-right, conservative, and traditionalist and can be compared with Christian Democracy.

Parties of British Nationalists and Conservatives (PBNC) - Far to centre right Britons, associated above all with scepticism toward the Celtic Alliance and fears that it threatens the "British way of life". Its membership includes Ulster unionist parties, the Wessex Regional Party, descendants of the British Conservative Party, and some former members of the far-right National Front. Its parties have links with other nationalist groups in England and Scotland, including the former Organisation of British Nations, the current Commonwealth of Great Britain, and current and former elements from within the True British Army.

Selected national parties[]

The following parties are active in one or more Nations of the Alliance.

Sinn Fein- Centre-left party of Irish republicanism.

Scottish National Party - predominant in the politics of Alba and the Western Isles in the early years after civil government was restored.

Ffrynt Cymru (Welsh Front) - formed in the 90s out of Plaid Cymru (the Party of Wales), Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society) and Cofiwn (Remember), and the more militant Mudiad Amddiffyn Cymru (Movement for the Defence of Wales) and the Free Wales Army (FWA) (Byddin Rhyddid Cymru). This broad alliance has mostly held together to remain the leading party of Welsh nationalism.

Manx Nationalist Party - the Manx incarnation of Celtic nationalism, formed from members of Mec Vannin (Sons of Mann) and the Manx People's Political Association (MPPA). While more popular than it had been before 1983, the party's republicanism limits its appeal in a largely pro-royalist country.

Dalriadic Party- Centre-right, traditional conservative party. Formed from members of the UUP, DUP and SNP, Promotes ideals of a united Celtic nation. Has had an influx of British Conservatives since DD.

Ulster Independence Party (UIP)- Far-right party, historically called for complete withdrawal from the Alliance though some members only call for the CA to decentralise. The restoration of the Crown in 2022 fulfilled one of its goals. It was formed by the unification of DUP and UUP in 1991, led by Jim Allister.

Wessex Regionalist Party - Rightwing, British nationalist party that nonetheless was instrumental in the formation of Wessex from two smaller states in 2015. Its members wished to withdraw from the CA to join the Organisation of British Nations but never amassed enough support to take this step.

Irish Nonalignment Party- Small, isolationist and nationalist party unaffiliated with any bloc. Its members believe that Eire's isolationist stance is responsible for their survival and that continuing this stance will save Eire from future disaster. It advocates withdrawal from the Atlantic Defence Community.

Parties before Doomsday[]

For reference, the following parties were active in the present-day territory of the CA before 1983.

The United Kingdom[]

  • Conservative Party
  • Labour Party
  • Liberal and Social Democrat Party (the Lib Dems)
  • National Front (NF)

Scotland only[]

  • Scottish Conservatives
  • Scottish National Party (SNP)

Wales only[]

  • Plaid Cymru - Party of Wales

Northern Ireland only[]

  • Sinn Fein
  • Ulster Unionist party (UUP)
  • Democratic Unionist Party (DUP)
  • Alliance Party

Eire (Republic of Ireland)[]

  • Fianna Fáil
  • Fianna Gael
  • Labour Party
  • Workers Party
  • Democratic Socialist
  • Green
  • Irish Republican Socialist
  • Communist
  • Sinn Féin