Going Underground

In 2025 the Govian Party come to power in the UK. They shut the borders, repatriate non-whites to their country of origin and ban books. Authors are imprisoned and forced to write politically correct tomes.

The Movellian Movement, a small group of teenage writers band together to try to overthrow the government and bring back intellectual freedom to England.

Dedicated to the real Crissy for the inspiration and emotions I needed to write this book.

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1. The Movellian Movement

It’s difficult to know where to start, when you’re writing a document that may have historical interest in the future. How do you start to chart the efforts of a movement of free thinking individuals who have united against a tyrannical force who wanted to destroy our liberties and control our intellectual freedom?

I suppose I should put our common struggle into some sort of context by explaining first why we decided to fight back against the forces of evil. What was the thing that turned a bunch of normal teenagers, into being regarded by the dictorial government as ‘The Enemy Within’. What made the Movellian Movement so feared by those in the corridors of power?

In the summer elections of 2025, most expected the Conservative party to replace Labour as the party in power. Labour had been in charge since they routed the Cameron government in 2015 but its policies were now looking a little tired after ten years. However a few months before the election an unholy alliance between many right wingers in the conservatives with the independence party created a new party in effect. Their leader Henry Effs-Wood led the group and developed what many called a Govian policy, after their spiritual guru ex education secretary Michael Gove.

The Govians, believed in no immigration, repatriating non-whites back to their country of origin and having tight control over the education system. This involved proscribing what we read. Books and ebooks were banned at the point of sale. Yes you could still get material to read, but this was only what the Govians allowed us too. Even some plays by William Shakespeare were deemed to be subversive and barred. Libraries, restored by the Labour government, were emptied and the contents taken to large underground stores, or burned in scenes much like Fahrenheit 451. E-books were remotely wiped from our mobile devices and writing websites were now barred by the recently installed national firewall.

Authors were rounded up at first and taken to special camps, where they were only allowed to leave if they wrote politically correct tomes, or agreed never to write again. Some of our brightest young writers disappeared overnight, never to be heard of again. Books continued to be smuggled in over the border with Scotland, which was now an independent country. However when they were discovered they were burnt and their owners taken to one of the new reform centres that now were placed in the old army and RAF camps.

In the midst of all this chaos, a group of teenage writers decided that enough was enough and vowed to not overthrow the country, but make books available to those who wanted the freedom to read books of their choice. This group of writers were once members of one of the now illegal writing sites, called Movellas.  We do this because we value our intellectual freedom highly, and are prepared to die for our cause. We knew that we would be already at risk but we had all been careful with our online identities. So far most of us had not been tracked down, but we live in fear of the troopers knocking our doors down one morning. This is our story, this is what made the Movellian Movement the most feared by those who ruled us.  Hopefully if you’re reading this we will have succeeded and the English are now free to read and write what they want. 

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