British Politics: The Basics

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British Politics: The Basics

British Politics: The Basics

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The Freedom of Information Act gives you the right to ask any public sector organisation for all the recorded information it has on any subject. Both big parties offered examples of egregious claims – Labour’s Elliot Morley MP received a 16 month prison sentence for claiming for mortgage payments after the debt had been paid off! The United Kingdom's parliamentary system sees executive power exercised by the British government, appointed on behalf of the monarch. They liaise across departments and organisations and often play a role in communicating policy changes and campaigns. This system of government, known as the Westminster system, has been adopted by other countries, especially those that were formerly parts of the British Empire.

It works brilliantly as a compact introductory guide to the British political system, to its history and wider context, and to British politics today. I recommend it to any student looking for a short but wide-ranging book to give them a thorough grounding in British Politics. The coalition ended following parliamentary elections on 7 May 2015, in which the Conservative Party won an outright majority of seats, 330 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, while their coalition partners lost all but eight seats. Facebook sets this cookie to show relevant advertisements to users by tracking user behaviour across the web, on sites that have Facebook pixel or Facebook social plugin. Having a copy sitting on the edge of one’s desk will be a considerable source of information, a useful prompt to do some reading and an occasional cure for insomnia.

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The Daily Telegraph acquired access to all the details of expenses claims and, correctly judging this was a potentially sensational story, carefully issued it in discrete sections, revealing the extraordinary claims being made. However, the regime, once exposed, appeared outrageously inappropriate and unfair to a public which had recently experienced a world financial meltdown and a resultant recession.The English monarchy used to have absolute power, but that was a long time ago – over 800 years in fact. fighting against the burning injustice that, if you’re born poor, you will die on average 9 years earlier than others, if you’re black, you’re treated more harshly by the criminal justice system than if you’re white.

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