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  • Ineffectiveness Of Parliament Essay

    How effective is Parliament at carrying out its various functions? Parliament’s three main functions are representation, scrutiny and legislation. The effectiveness of representation would be that parliament and the parties within represent their constituents and sections of society and voice their opinions and queries often. The effectiveness of scrutiny in parliament involves the studying of a proposed legislation in detail to ensure that it is in the nation’s interest and that it is in accordance with the powers that has been granted to the government by parliament. The effectiveness of legislation is the process of a bill becoming a law after undergoing many stages between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Firstly, there are relatively few women MPs, for example the representation of women is 29% in parliament compared to 51% of females in Britain with the Liberal Democratic Party at the lowest although Labour does have the highest women representation and the overall representation of women in parliament is improving gradually compared to the female representation in parliament in the past which was even lower, therefore parliament is effective in its representation of women although it could improve by an all women shortlist. Whereas, there is few ethnic minority MPs in parliament as there is 14% ethnic minority in Britain and in parliament it is only 6%…

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  • The Importance Of Sacred Space In London

    monuments, palaces, and places of worship that many around the world consider to be sacred; one of these places is Westminster Abbey. Westminster Abbey is in London, England and is since…

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  • Unit 2 Historic Buildings Like Westminster Palace And Their Effect On Strategic Tourism

    Task 2: Historic buildings like Westminster palace and their effect on strategic tourism A: History of Westminster palace and it’s social and economic effects In the UK, key focus of the tourism is on the heritage. Heritage sites in UK attract the tourists all over the world. Historic sites in the UK like Westminster palace needed to be repaired and conserved from time to time. Therefore, there are various regulations are in existence for protecting the cultural heritage sites (Timothy, 2011).…

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  • Systems Of Government

    Unit Four- Question Three- Tate Sensenbach Congress periodically attributes some of its characteristics to British Parliament. For example, both systems use different houses to voice disparate opinions. However, the two systems of government more often contrast with each other. Parliament, unlike Congress, represents houses through a specific order in society. Members of the House of Lords inherited their seats through ancestors attaining peerage, which is a title of nobility. This specific…

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  • The Canadian Senate: Chamber Of Sober Reflection By David C. Docherty

    David C. Docherty’s (2002) scholarly journal: The Canadian Senate: Chamber of Sober Reflection or Loony Cousin Best Not Talked About, responds to the continual controversy and debate of the usefulness of the Canadian senate. Docherty’s (2002) article analyzes the current Canadian senate and argues that the senate is a failing Canadian institution because of two democratic deficiencies: the undemocratic nature of senator selection and the inability of senators to represent provinces properly.…

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  • The Fall Of The House Of Usher Essay

    They are “sole” companions for “long years- his last and only relative on earth.” They are husband and wife; however, the story never declares this fact. This conclusion is easily derived given Roderick’s “many passionate tears” (Baym, Nina 706) and the Usher family tree. Due to many generations of incest, Madeline wasn’t able to have or carry children. During the earlier years of their relationship, this seemed unimportant. As Roderick aged, the notion of never having children (and as a…

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  • J Adore Dior Ad Analysis

    Golden Ascension A golden-clad Charlize Theron struts assertively through the luxurious palace hall straight toward the viewer in one frame, and strikes a pose facing away from the viewer in the other. “J’adore Dior” accompanies her on the advertisement in an elegant font; moreover, it’s in French — an elegant language in itself. The advertisement’s golden tones, French text, font, bright lighting, and the model’s facial and body language all work together to create an elegant and luxurious…

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  • Assess The Difference Between The British Parliament And House Of Commons

    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,…

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  • Essay On Prime Minister Questions

    Every Wednesday, current Prime Minister, David Cameron, meets in the House of Commons for half an hour to answer questions from Members of Parliament. These questions are meant to address current events both international and domestic, and have come to be known as Prime Minister Questions (PMQs). All Members of Parliament must write their questions for the Prime Minister on the Order Paper several days prior to the PMQs. Once submitted, the questions are then sorted through, scrambled, and…

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  • Democratic Dictatorship Analysis

    491). If any MP in the party does not adhere to what the party wants, they can be dismissed or forced to resign from their position within the party (Longley, 2003, pg. 490). At minimum, if an MP votes against his or her party’s position, the party would censure them, and in most cases, they are then expelled from caucus. The implications go far beyond just expulsion from the party, and the MP’s political career will be severely damaged, likely resulting in little, if any, future electoral…

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