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- Created on: 03-02-20 17:03
direct democracy and representative
Direct democracy is when people vote on a policy directly ie like a one subject referundum.
Representative democracy is when people vote for representatives who then vote on
policy initiatives .
What is the difference between front & back bench?
The spokespeople (more important) will often sit at the front of their group and are known as
Those sitting behind are known as backbenchers.
Where does the money come from to fund government
Most of it comes from taxation
-shopping (value added tax)
-poll tax (houses )
What is the difference : a green & white Paper
A green paper is a presentation of a range of ideas.It is created to get individuals or groups to
add their own views or add information.
If the green paper is successful it maybe followed by a white paper which is an official set of
proposals for the government to make into laws .
What is the difference between the cabinet/ shadow
A cabinet is the high ranking heads of departments and state officials .
Members of the cabinet are usually called ministers or secretaries .
The shadow cabinet is the group of politicians who are not in power and hold the opposite posts to the cabinet. Each minister has a shadow minister.
What is the British constitution ?
The United Kingdom constituion is composed of the laws and rules that create the institutions
of the state, regulate the relationships between those institutions, or make rules between the
state and the individual.
These laws and rules are not put in a single ,written document of codes .
What is devolution ?
Devolution is the statutory delegation of powers from the central government of a sovereign
state to govern at a sub national level. Wales and Scotland often want devolution from England .
Devolution is a form of administrative de-centralization .
Centralization is when all government is held centrallly in one place.
What is Black Rod ?
Black Rod is an official in the parliament of several Commonwealth countries .
The position originates in the House of Lords of the parliament of the United Kingdom.
He marks the ceremonial opening of Parliament
Give one reason why you might not be able to vote?
In UK you must be 18 years old
You must be a citizen of United Kingdom
What is the first passed the post?
First passed the post means the candidate with the most votes wins ,even if it is one vote more.
(Per area - per seat)
One advantage is that it is easy to understand
A disadvantage is that it is often described as unfair (because it does not always reflect the
popular vote ) and the sum of the seats does not reflect the views of the voters .
What are the checks and balances put on parliament
Voting has to be democratic and passed by both Houses .
This gives a good check to laws passed . In addition parliament is a democracy so MPs can be lobbied by its constiuents .
Reviews can also happen within parliament such as select reviews .
Laws are often subject to legal intervention aa well to check they are lawful