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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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    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…

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    The concept of having Members of Parliament representing the people and the people’s wishes no longer remains true. More often than not, Members of Parliament are forced to follow party wishes or else deal with the disapproval of the party. When making a decision or deciding how to vote, a Member of Parliament must consider three components: the first, and most important, are the wants and concerns of the constituents; second, whether a decision made or vote cast goes against any morals or the…

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    he First Minister (FM) in Scotland is the head of the Scottish cabinet and has responsibility for the formulation, development and presentation of Scottish government policy. These roles- and numerous additional ones- indicate that the FM does, in fact, play an important roles within the Scottish Parliament. This essays main focus will be to evaluate the FM's importance; specifically, his importance in regards to decision making within the parliament and consequently within Scotland itself. The…

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    From both domestic and international perspectives, the British Parliament is widely vied as relatively weak. According to Graham Brady MP, only a third of the public think that the Parliament is effective to hold the government to account. He claims that after serving 18 years in the Commons has given him the thought that the Parliament is weak and ineffective. According to Kreppel’s statement in Typologies and Classification, many contemporary analyses maintained the classic relative opinion…

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    Chapter 4: Legislation Answer Structure 1. Intro -Act of Parliament is also known as domestic legislation is the law made by Parliament. -Parliament consists of the House of Commons and House of Lords, and every bill has to pass to the Queen for consent. -Members of Parliament sit in the House of Commons are elected by the general public in five years, whereas members of the House of Lords are appointed by Queen. -Parliament is sovereign in the United Kingdom as it can make or unmake any law and…

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    1. Parliament and Old Parliament Questions: a) A suitable definition for the word ‘politics’: “The activities associated with the governance of a country or area, especially the debate between parties having power.” https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/politics I believe that politics relates to the decisions made to do with countries or the government. A politician is a person who contributes their opinion on decisions and suggestions about laws, whether they are for the state or…

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    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 order lasted…

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    In Iceland, the government has a presidential role, but the parliament also elects a prime minister. In the Executive Branch, the president serves as a figurehead for the people and a diplomat to other leaders. However, the parliament elects a prime minister who has the main executive power and acts as the chief executive alongside his cabinet. Similar to the UK and other parliamentary systems, rules dealing with majorities, elections, and the term of a prime minister still apply. In…

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    France being a republic type government, it gave the French congress power to make changes in the constitution for the two chambers of parliament. Furthermore, France is divided into branches of government which is; the executive, legislative, and judiciary branch. The Executive branch is runned by the president being the head of state and head of the executive. The president has a total of two terms, and is the commander of the military, but determines all policies with Council Ministers, the…

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