The rise to power of a coalition government has made Consensus politics a key feature of UK party politics, since the nature of a coalition involves broad agreement on most basic policies between the two major political parties forming the coalition; the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. The ability and will to negotiate and agree is of key importance if a coalition is to be able to govern effectively and it must be able to make the right agreements in the interests of society. In forming a coalition with the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrat party has been forced to modify or even abandon some of its policies as the conservative party was the party to gain the largest amount of votes in the election
Public participation in the presidential nomination process in the USA has only the norm since the 1970’s, after the recommendations from the commission for the Democratic Party. These led to the use of primaries in almost every state, and caucuses in a few states. There are many arguments to say that this does not advance democracy, however there are also numerous that say that public participation does in fact advance democracy. In this essay I will be assessing whether public participation hinders or advances the presidential nomination process with the most convincing argument being that public participation hinders democracy. One arguments showing that public participation advances democracy is that it allows a wider range of candidates to run for presidency that are not part of the Washington establishment.
How effective are back bench MP’s Backbench MP’s are critical for UK democracy. They are effective because they allow for high standard scrutiny of the government which holds them accountable for their actions to the people. They help in representing the electorate. However there are some circumstances in which MPs are less effective and have little control, for example the UK party system which is enforced by whips. Firstly, back bench MPs are effective because they are a good way of increasing legitimacy and representation in terms of their constituency as they have been voted in by their electorate and therefore should represent the views of those in their constituency.
Essay: Make out a Case against an Elected Second Chamber in the UK. The UK currently has a system of Parliament whereby there are two chambers who can pass or reject (or, in the House of Lords just delay) bills. The House of Commons is a fully elected chamber and it is made up of representatives from different areas in the United Kingdom. However, the House of Lords is made up of people who have earned the right of being a Lord through merit. They also have a number of hereditary peers (although there will no longer be any hereditary peers appointed.
To explain why some MPs behave more like party delegates rather than conviction politicians (15) MPs stands for Member of Parliament, these are people who sit in the Parliament and debate with the opposition party about different issues. Some MPs are party delegates, these MPs are the ones who follow the orders of the party leader and agree politely to what is being discussed by the leader even if they do not wish to do so, party delegates are not representative MPs because they do not take into account of the issues that are raised in their constituencies and take them to the Parliament. However there are also MPs that are known as conviction politicians, these MPs do not exactly follow the orders of their leader if they disagree with what is being said. Conviction politicians are representative and are more likely to take into account the issues that are raised among their constituencies by taking these issues to the parliament for a discussion. Conviction politicians truly speak out their minds regardless of what the consequences would be.
In this essay, we will consider the performance of UK Parliament in 3 main functions: making laws, representation and controlling the Executive. The name “legislature” suggests that Parliament has something to do with making law. Although this is not the primary function, but still, undoubtedly appropriate as most laws certainly have to get the assent from both Houses ( the Lords and the Commons ) and Parliament can amend or defeat any law easily. Debates on bills constitute about 40% of the time spent on the floor of the Houses and in theory give backbenchers-people who support the government or the opposition, opportunity to infuence the shape of legislation with their speech. Along with the rising number of back-bench rebellions and MPs defeating government’s proposals such as the Syria war in 2011, it can be seen that Parliament is performing well in making laws.
These politicians justify their actions by saying they are performing the people’s will because the people voted for them, thus the people support everything that politician does. The reality is most people don’t vote and those that do may be single issue voters, ignorant voters or full-fledged party backers. But, it is misleading at best to claim anyone has a political mandate to pass bad legislation. Regardless of the issue or one’s position it would be impossible to say that an apathetic voting populous, largely ignorant on the individual issue at hand took a stand on election day by voting for one party or by not voting at all and thus, providing a
How representative is parliament? Government in the UK is a representative body elected for and by the people. The UK uses the parliamentary system as its model of representation; this means the different areas of government which are the legislative, judiciary and executive branches work in and through each other as opposed to the Presidential model which separates the powers. It can be argued that there is usually a good range of political parties from which to choose. It may be said that the parties currently in the House of Commons represent a good cross-section of political opinion.
This is the belief that although individuals and families chase their own goals, people have a responsibility to society as a whole (not vandalising etc). Former leader Disraeli understood that Conservatives needed to appeal to all of society not just those who owned property. Thatcher encouraged the mass public to look after their area by letting people buy their council houses, by owning part of these houses then people would want to look after the area more. Cameron has rebranded one nation as the ‘Big Society’ and after the recent riots in cities across England Cameron told the press and parliament that we had to get back to the ‘Big Society’ and core family values if we did not want this to happen again. Margaret Thatcher’s policy on council housing also adhered to the ideology of property and wealth.
They conduct the roles and actions that will be played out and since the students are like the people voting for a president we don’t get a voice that says, “Hey change that rule because I said so!” No, instead we act in an elderly fashion and vote as whole for a fair share in an individual right. Without your Freedom of Expression policy there is no saying that every student will be outstanding and purvey