Background to Parliament and The commons+ The Lords


Parliament Background

  • First English Parliament in 1265 
  • Since time of monarch King had a royal council, slowly developed into house of lords 
  • Commons first met in 1265, slowly developed from an advisory body and now responsible for making laws, all power with the commons
  • Parliamentry government, means that parliament is the highest authority, gov must be drawn from parliament. As a result, no seperation of powers between legislature and executive. Gov must be accountable to parliament, May having to renegotiate brexit after defeat in 2019. Parliament can remove government. 
  • Parliamentry sovreignty another principle. Parliament is source of all power, can restore any power


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