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Unformatted text preview: Andre Mallqui 1 st Period GREAT BRITAIN Backbenchers – the less influential people of the MPs that fall behind Cabinet members and the shadow cabinet Beveridge Report - for a social insurance program that made all citizens eligible for health, unemployment, pension, and other benefits Blair, Tony - led a Labour Party that loosened its ties to labor unions, and a new “Good Friday” Agreement on Northern I reland was reached in 1998. British Broadcasting Corporation - The BBC sought to educate citizens, and it was usually respectful of government officials. Commercial television was introduced in the 1950s, and now there are five stations that compete, as well as cable Brown, Gordon proportional representation - would have given them an equal percentage of the MP seats, and for a Bill of Rights modeled after the first ten amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Cameron, David quangos - policy advisory boards appointment by the government. Using a neo-corporatist model, quangos, together with government officials, develop public policy. caucuses Question Time - During the hour the prime minister and his cabinet must defend themselves against attack from the opposition, and sometimes from members of their own party “civic culture” rational-legal legitimacy - characterized by t rust, deference to authority and competence, pragmatism, and harmony Clause 4 referendum - called for nationalization of the “commanding heights” of British industry coalition government safe districts - districts that the party almost always wins collective consensus Scottish National Party- generally has a good chance of picking up some districts in Scotland. However, Parliament still remains a two-party show, even though many other parties may get a sizeable number of votes collective responsibility “shadow cabinet” - The cabinet does not vote, but all members publicly support the prime minister’s decisions. In other words, as the leaders of the majority party elected by the people, they take “collective responsibility ” for making policy for the country Confederation of Business Industries Sinn Fein - limit TUC’s wage demands in exchange for 3% reduction in income tax rates. All of this changed when Margaret Thatcher took control in 1979 Conservative Party solidarity - drew most of its members from middle class merchants and businessmen. With the enfranchisement of the working class, a demand for welfare measures put pressure on the political system to change “Constitution of the Crown” Speaker of the House - the judicial branch lacks the power of judicial review, so they have no role in interpreting the “Constitution of the Crown.” cultural heterogeneity Thatcherism - a conservative, capitalist backlash led by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. In more recent years, Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair charted a course toward what he called “A Third Way.” Democratic Unionist Party The Third Way - Northern I reland has always been dominated by regional parties, including...
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