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  • The cabinet
    • The cabinet is made up of  between 20-25 leading ministers, normally heads of department such as Theresa may, home secretary
      • The cabinet meet once a week. however the inner circle of the cabinet a likely to meet more often then that. these meetings are called kitchen cabinets because they are smaller
    • The role of the cabinet
      • FORMAL POLICY APPROVAL
      • POLICY CO-ORDINATION
      • RESOLVE DISPUTES
      • FORUM FOR DEBATE - idea's are shared
      • PART Y MANAGEMENT- CHIEF WHIP
      • Members of the cabinet have to agree to take collective responsibility for decisions made by this body...if not the minister in question would be expected to give up there position in cabinet
    • CABINET  DYNAMICS AND CHANGES IN A COALITION
      • cabinet has become more important under coalition, this is because two different party policies and opinions  are  having to compromise to make decisions.
      • All ministers must agree
      • it can be argued that  cabinet  is weakened by this,can cause decisions to be slow as  as an agreement isn't met.
      • THE COALITION CABINET HAS MANAGED TO KEEP THESE DISPUTES CONTAINED WHICH IN IT'S SELF IS REMARKABLE
    • THE QUAD GOVERNMENT - includes osbourne,clegg,Alexander and david cameron
      • makes it easier for the conservatives as other ministers don't have to be considered as much.

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