Assess The Difference Between The British Parliament And House Of Commons

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British parliament has a two house system. This bicameral structure includes a house of lords and a house of commons. The house of lords is made out of people who inherited the position or were elected by the monarch and prime minister, while the House of Commons consists of members elected by the people. The house of lords has very small influence in the British government. The most useful action they can perform is to delay a law brought up by the house commons. It is delayed for up to a year, then that law is brought up again and voted on, if it passes the House of Lords can’t do anything else, therefore the law becomes law.
There are about 650 members in the House of Commons. The house of commons owns the majority of the power in British parliament. The house of commons has control over all legislative, executive, and judicial powers. To control the House of Commons, a party needs to get a majority vote. From there, whichever party gets voted in, has all the power. The other parties who didn’t win are labeled as the opposition and go against what the majority party tries to pass. Since the majority party is in control, anything they do can be passed, as long as they maintain party unity, because they can’t be outvoted. Whichever party gains control must select a prime minister. They must decide, within
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presidential system and British parliamentary system have similarities in what powers they give to the government. The main difference is in how it’s distributed. In the U.S. system, a federal structure is used in which the power is divided at countless levels. The entire government is created from a large central government and smaller state governments. From there, the central government is split into three institutions which are independent from each other. An additional layer of power spreading comes from the limiting factors these three institutions have on each other. This produces a government that takes a long time to make actions

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