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CABINET VS PRIME MINISTER
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS The meeting of senior ministers & heads of government departments. It is formally the key-decision making body in the British government.…read more

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PM must be careful with who he chooses to fire ­ e.g.…read more

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CABINET = RUBBER STAMP?
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS The meeting of senior ministers & heads of government departments. It is formally the key-decision making body in the British government.…read more

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Michael Gove (Lord chancellor, secretary of state for justice) ­ known to
make major decisions within his department & use cabinet meetings as a
2013 west country flooding's = emergency cabinet meeting was held
EXAMPLE means of approving the decision rather that making or developing the
Cabinet committees `COBRA' = 7/7 bombings
decision
Essential to unexpected events / crisis's / emergencies
EXPLAIN
Although bilateral meetings can still be used
PRESIDENTIAL PRIME MINISTER
INTRODUCTION
The idea that UK prime ministers…read more

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PM'S PERSONALITY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT STRONGLY IN GENERAL
POINT ELECTION CAMPAIGNS ­ USED IN NEGATIVE CAMPAIGNING BY
OPPOSITE PARTY
Ed Miliband looked down upon in 2015 general election campaigns
EXAMPLE
Conservative used this to promote their party
Media portrayed Ed M, as `not tough enough' to be PM ­ played to
Tory's advantage
EXPLAIN
Attack ads of opposite party ­ vital part of US presidential election
campaigns…read more

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CIVIL SERVANTS & MINISTERS RELATIONSHIP (THEAKSTON MODELS)
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS CIVIL SERVANTS An official employed in a civil capacity by the crown, responsible for policy advice or policy implementation
MINISTERS A member of government with specific responsibilities within a department
ADDITIONAL INFO THEAKSTON MODELS the four models of ministerial-civil servant relationship identified by Kevin Theakston in 1991 Talking Politics article entitles
`Ministers & mandarins'
MINISTERS POWER > CIVIL SERVANTS CIVIL SERVANTS POWER > MINISTER
POINT WHIEHALL COMMUNITY MODEL ­ WORK…read more

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PUBLIC CHOICE MODEL
Suggests that ministers & civil servants are convincing & acting in a deceitful manner to grow their
inefficient bureaucracies
Work together to grow dept and gain more of budget
COALITION ON CABINET & PM
INTRODUCTION
DEFINITIONS
GOOD BAD
POINT INTER-DEPARTMENTAL DISPUTES BILATERAL MEETINGS & BLAIR SOFA GOVERNMENT
Blair & brown discuss bank of England independence
EXAMPLE Theresa May vs Michael Gove over Islamic extremism in schools
Ignore cabinet
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