Structure and role of Parliament
· In the UK, the government holds the power.
· The UK is a constitutional monarchy – an agreed way to govern the country with rules on what government can do.
· A monarch is the king or queen and the UK only has one head of state – the monarch gives final approval to the government’s laws and policies but can never actually refuse a law.
· The head of government in the UK is the prime minister.
· The government runs the country.
· The ability to make laws is called legislative power – very important for structuring the way a country works.
· In the UK, the government and parliament holds the legislative power.
· The UK also has an independent judiciary:…