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Who has the power in British Politics?

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________________ Who has the power in British Politics? ________________ The UK political system is a multi-party system. Since the 1920s, the two largest political parties have been the Conservative Party and the Labour Party. Before the Labour Party rose in British politics the Liberal Party was the other major political party along with the Conservatives. Though the minority governments have been an occasional feature of parliamentary politics, the first-past-the-post electoral system used for general elections tends to maintain the dominance of these two parties, though each has in the past century relied upon a third party to deliver a working majority in Parliament. The first thing I am writing about is the power of the voter. I think the voter is powerful because they decide who runs the country. I have two points to back this up. The first is that the UK is a democratic country meaning the government rules by the people. This is important because in other countries where they don?t have a democracy, such as Syria, it is not as fair because the country is a dictatorship. ...read more.

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These are health and education. I know these are important because they affect us as we are the people who will be using these. The second is because the local councillors can make decisions to make the area better. One example of this is recycling your old electronics ? e-waste. I know this is important because we are responsible for our action yet we don?t show it. We let people in other countries suffer because we don?t recycle our electronics. The local council try to raise awareness about issues like this. On the one hand the local government might be seen as more powerful more than any other groups because many policies come under their remit and influence. On the other hand the local government might be seen as less powerful than any other groups because they don?t have a say over the most crucial government functions, such as; fiscal policy (tax) I think the local government is a less powerful than some groups such as, the central government because the most important policy areas are decided by central government politicians. ...read more.

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The first is the work Queen is still officially the Head of State. This means the monarch represents the highest authority and is this seen to be more powerful than other groups. The second is the queen still has to sign off legal documents before they become law. One example of this is for anti Terra legislations. I know this is important because it means the Head of State has a role in determining laws. In the UK we have a democracy. This means there are 4 things that are important in our country. In a democracy the power is divided between different people. This means that it?s harder for one group to make lots of decisions that take the power away from others. For example in a dictatorship they do not have a democracy. This means in the country the person who holds all the power is the unelected government. In Britain, we split the power between the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the monarchy, judiciary and thee legislature. The group who I think are the most powerful are the National government because they make the most important decisions that affect us the most. This is why they are more powerful than all the others. ...read more.

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