Declining Importance of The MP

Declining Importance of The MP

Declining importance of the MP In politics, when  one individual becomes more important it usually means that another has  become less  so. This state of affairs  is certainly true when considering the  relative importance of the  PM and…

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Introducing The Players In The British Political System

Introducing The Players In The British Political System

Introducing the Players in the British Political System Britain’s long-standing democracy relies on the  nation’s politicians, judges and the monarch. Each of these key figures has  jobs  to do – big and small – in drawing up the…

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Paying Homage To The ‘Mother of Parliaments

Paying Homage To The ‘Mother of Parliaments

Paying Homage to the ‘Mother of Parliaments Standing at the  very centre of British democracy is the  Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London. This great gothic masterpiece, along  with the  many government ministries within a short walk, is…

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Assessing The Health of British Democracy

Assessing The Health of British Democracy

Assessing The Health of British Democracy Some experts suggest that Britons are becoming less  interested in politics and  the  following  evidence does seem to bear that analysis out: ✓ Falling voter turnout. At election time fewer and  fewer…

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Evolving to Democracy: A Very British Story

Evolving to Democracy A Very British Story

Evolving to Democracy: A Very British Story Each democratic nation has trod its very own path to the political system it has today. The US democracy was born when rebels beat the British in the American Revolution, while…

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Splitting The Difference:  The Devolved Parliament and Assemblies

Splitting The Difference:  The Devolved Parliament and Assemblies

Splitting the Difference:  The Devolved Parliament and Assemblies The British are noted around the  globe  for a few things: producing great rock music, drinking too  much (but let’s not  put  that one on the  tourist bro- chures!), writing…

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Taking In The Political Universe

Understanding The Difference Between Local and National Politics

Understanding The Difference Between Local and National Politics How many  politicians do you think  you can name? Five, ten,  twenty? Well, there are literally thousands of politicians in the  UK and  many  times that number around the  globe….

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