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|#2634638 - I always found the political system in the UK confusing. Like … [+] (1 new reply)||1 hour ago on Friendly||0|
#2634645 - samthediv (42 minutes ago) [-]
Each country has its own individual parliament and government Not really a parliament, theyre an assembly, and theyre not governments theyre what is called an "executive" , all of which who have certain powers devolved from the Westminster parliament, who makes rules for the whole of the UK and England to follow as England does not have it's own, as Westminster is in England.
the UK has a representative democracy, and the UK general election uses the Firts Past the post voting system. constituents vote within their constituency as to who they would like to represent them in the House of Commons. Whoever has the most seats forms the government. To form a majority government, meaning you dont have to team up with other parties your party needs 326 seats.
Now, each of the individual country's parliaments have different voting systems.
The Scottish Executive and the Welsh Assembly uses the Additional member system, a hybrid of the single transferable vote and first past the post during election times, as this is viewed to be fairer as everyone's vote has power You vote in order of preference of party .
Back to where I mentioneds the House of Commons.
The House of Commons is where the people you elect get put into power and can go make laws an shit like that.
Then there is the House of Lords - the HoL is a reminder that the Royal Family is still head of state and is in power. Lords are chosen by the Queen/King at that time, and membershiup to the house of lords is hereditary. If your father is a member of the house of lords, you will be too, unless you decide to remove your status - Much like the Labour MP Tony Benn did as he believed the HoL was undemocratic.
Laws get passed from the House of Commons, to the House of Lords, and then if they say "okay that sounds real fucking chipper" then it gains Royal Assent and the Queen signs off on it. She could in theory - refuse to do so - much like the US President can choose just to not sign shit, but that would lead to the public knocking down thhe gates of buckingham palace and dragging her to the UN and saying "This is some serious bs m8"
So in short
> Queen gets power from god who does not want to be bothered with micromanagement
> Delegates power to Westminster Parliament, which consists of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, HoC members are elected in UK General elections that are held every 5 years
> Westminster delegates certain powers to each country, but retains the right to change others Mainly fiscal policies and those to do with state security and military matters
> these countries get block sums of money from Westminster and get to spend it on whatever
> Scotland recently got more powers after the 2014 independence referendum ended with a No vote. These include Scotland being able to raise it's own money through tax and also being able to lower the Scottish voting age to 16. This is deemed fair as you can leave school and be paying tax when you are 16.
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#76707 - anonymous (26 minutes ago) [-]
And then you don't even thumb, what a faggot
|#381 - Says the one obsessed with Llama's.||2 hours ago on Opinions||0|
|#379 - "Herdcensus" Who made this pdf someone with a PhD in autism?||2 hours ago on Opinions||0|
|#378 - Jokes on you, mine is from a game.||2 hours ago on Opinions||0|
|#2634563 - Have you ever laughed so hard at a meme that you grew an extra finger?||2 hours ago on Friendly||+1|
|#2634549 - A Serbian Film.||3 hours ago on Friendly||+1|
|#76693 - I would also like to see the differences in voting patterns be…||7 hours ago on Politics - politics news,...||0|
|#76692 - I would say comments like that are the reason why they're single. [+] (1 new reply)||7 hours ago on Politics - politics news,...||0|
|#76691 - There are some interesting hypotheses on why women would vote … [+] (1 new reply)||7 hours ago on Politics - politics news,...||0|
#76702 - anonymous (2 hours ago) [-]
Stuck between the choice of abandoning liberty or letting it get destroyed by others who have taken it for granted.
The ultimate first world problem.
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