91701 - 1. British Political System a. House of commons b....

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1. British Political System a. House of commons b. FPTP c. PM , Cabinet and question time i. PM- “First amongst equals” ii. Answerable to the house of commons iii. De facto executive power. iv. VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE- no PM must ever step down, however if the cabinet vote this then the PM must step, PM does have the power to dissolve parliament and call for an early election d. Parliamentary Sovereignty e. Sovereign- currently the queen, formally appoints the PM i. Vesting ii. Commander and chief of armed forces iii. Appoints lords to the house of lords iv. Has the power to dissolve parliament f. House of lords i. Can delay laws ii. Originally appointed only by the sovereign. iii. Currently 731- usually its hereditary-“Lords Temporal” iv. Lords spiritual v. Law lords- equivalent of the supreme court in the United States. There are 12 of them currently 2. Checks and balances a. Shadow cabinet i. Sort of specialized politics ii. There to research every policy that the PM introduces…they quiz him all the time.
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