The important things today are which party has at the moment the right promises for the single voter and which party is better in delivering policy goals. To conclude I would say that neither Partisan Alignment nor party allegiance related to class is what convinces the electorate of the presence. For sure both of these factors are still there in the voting behavior of the United Kingdom but very rare. The modern, educated and open-minded voters do not want to be related to a party because of their social class, they want to decide completely uninfluenced by social factors which party they vote
With the rise in the professional politician many prefer to remain loyal in order to gain power and move up in the hierarchy as opposed to become a rebel who remains in the back benchers. This can be seen after the vote on tuition fees and the liberal democrats. Despite the fact that they had campaigned for this cause endlessly only 26 (including a few Conservatives) chose to vote against the bill. Whips play an important part in removing efficiency from Parliament. By having whips who ensure that MPs behave in accordance to the decisions of the executive both Parliaments ability to scrutinise and hold the executive to account is diminished, but also their role as representatives of their individual constituency is also compromised.
In 2010 backbenchers were threatening to rebel over tuition fees. This was enough to force concessions to be made so the rebellion wasn’t as large as expected. It could be said that they failed because the bill wasn’t defeated but in a way it was a success as changes were made. This shows that the image of being lobby fodder is being shaken off by the more outspoken MPs. It is difficult for a Backbench MP to influence government policy if a government has a large majority in Parliament.
I think the judicial system should not be in politics. Although NC has used the merit system for years, in my opinion appointed judges would be more appropriate. This would remove citizens from the judicial selection process in favors of an unelected and unaccountable committee. Rather a committee of unelected legal elites will take the politics out of judicial selections and provide a better Judiciary in the state. Electing judges the way North Carolina does certainly has its disadvantages.
When the Labour government implemented these laws they protected traditional parliamentary sovereignty. Unlike Germany or the USA where judges can annul legislations that are found to be in breach of the human rights act. In the UK however judges can only issue a declaration of incompatibility which sends the legislation back to parliament so that they can make changes to suit the HRA. It is difficult to declare on this subject whether or not there have been enough reforms on the Human Rights Act as through one viewpoint it is important to sometimes evade Human Rights to catch potential terrorists on the other hand millions of people have had to sacrifice their right to private life as has been found with the major scandal of NSA spying on internet records. Some people may argue that if you have nothing to hide you should not fear however people still should be able to have
Is Congress a watchdog or lapdog? Personally, I believe that Congress is a watchdog, whether it is a united or a divided government. However, many people may disagree with this because they may believe that whether or not the Congress is a watchdog or lapdog depends on the government being divided or united. The reason for this is: if it is a united government, Congress will not want to embarrass the President by constantly putting him into account. However, this is not true because the Congress is both an independent and co-equal branch of Government.
Also, despite the Reichstag having some control over the defence budget, the military was not actually accountable to the Reichstag and did not have full control over the budgets. Another weakness of parliamentary democracy within the Reichstag is the limited powers within legislation as its primary function was to debate, yet the only members that could debate were of a certain class as members were not paid so those of lower classes could not stand for elections. Therefore, it is highly debatable as to how democratic the Reichstag was as it seems to be inaccessible for those of lower
If an individual does not vote, then that individual cannot argue or comment on the outcome of what our politicians do. Even though voting just seems to take up a brief moment of time, it is the most effective way to voice our opinion and choice for all decisions made by our government. America needs to change if America aspires to become a better country. One of the most important rights of an American Citizen is the right to vote. One thing I like about America is that America is a place where one can debate and discuss issues.
congress remains an assembly only. The executive is not divided but is a president elected by the people for a definite term at the time of assembly election: The presidential executive is elected by the people. The president is elected for a definite term of office. this prevents the assembly from forcing his resignation, and at the same time requires the president to stand for re-election if he wishes to continue in office. equally important is the election of the president at the time of the assembly election.
The right to represent your constituent has no government influence or interference; this allows the MP to focus entirely on the good of his constituency and the people within that area. MP’s are free to vote any way they wish on legislation. The government uses their whips to exercise influence on the way their party members vote, but MP’s are able to defy the whips and vote for what he/she truly believes in. In some instances, it’s acceptable to vote against 3-lined whip legislation, but this is only acceptable if it’s against religion. There are certain MP’s that vote against their party’s instructions with no good reason.