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To what extent are the major UK parties, internally united over ideas and policies

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[To what extent are the major UK parties, internally united over ideas and policies?] MATI SAIDZAI (25M) It?s fair to say that the UK political parties are internally united over policies and over ideas to a certain extent, however I strongly believe that, the extent to which the parties are internally united is roughly about 20% the other 80% I believe it represents the majority of the disagreement within the major parties. Consensus politics is an overlap of ideological beliefs between parties on some issues, but each party disagrees on how to resolve these issues. Adversary politics is where the parties lie on different ends of the political spectrum, their ideological beliefs contradicts each other completely. These two politics are all based upon the political spectrum (left and right wing.) At this moment in time they followed a pragmatic approach to governing the country, pushing forward their values and theories of how to improve our country. On the other hand, parties nowadays (Labour equaling socialism, and conservatives equaling conservatism) are less pragmatic and they act to what is popular or what is needed at that time. ...read more.

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a general election would be on the 7th May 2015), an advantage of the fixed term parliament is that it creates political stability and it gives politicians the chance to implement their policies due to the full term service however the disagreement for the fixed term parliament in the sense of lack of democracy is that by elongating the office term, it would generally equal a less responsive government towards the electorates. Notably, the fix term parliament cancels the 55% rule where the government in power must maintain an average of 55% of the House of Commons to maintain their party rule. This suggests that some policies that the two parties within the coalition government enforced have not been entirely accepted amongst their individual parties. Secondly, considering the European Community they allocate 12,000 regulation or directives to each EU members. It has been an issue which has split Nick Clegg from David Cameron and the compromise that have been made has split Nick Clegg from is traditional members who are absolutely in favor of the intervention with the European community, however apart from David Cameron and is Eurosceptic party, a poll which asked the question "Should we still be a part of the EC?" ...read more.

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Miliband during his reign as party leader. To come to a conclusion, I have argued, that there is a large amount of internal disunity within each parties, however there has been a small amount of unity which are sometimes present. I also believe that since the post-Thatcherism era, and the modernizing of each policies the individual parties had to undergo, has been the trigger to why there has been a lot of factionalism within the parties; these disagreements are highlighted greatly amongst the traditional MPs who believe that the party should stick to the traditional core values and the more modern MPs who wants a less programmatic approach and a change from tradition values. To be specific I believe that the party that has the most disunity is the liberal Democrats, due to the loss of traditional policies and political identity which has shown the weaknesses of the party. Contrastingly I believe that the Labour party contains the least amount of disunity amongst the three parties because they have encountered the lesser amount of political change which has caused disagreement amongst other parties internally. ...read more.

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