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Revision notes- The core executive

The core executive is the network of institutions and people responsible for the everyday running of
government. This includes the prime minister, cabinet and civil servants in the major government

The Prime minister has 3 sources of power;

Royal prerogative- The powers once held…

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Limited by Explanation Examples
Cabinet Without the backing of the cabinet the Iraq war in 2003. Robin cooke resigned from
prime minister can seem to lack leader of the HOC and Claire short from
credibility international development.
Party Without the parties continued support Thatcher in 1990 lost the support of…

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service and other commitments like constituency business. Collective cabinet responsibility is the
idea the cabinet are responsible as a whole for large scale government failure and individual
ministerial responsibility is the idea that ministers are responsible for the failures of their department
and not the individual civil servants working in…


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