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The Royal Family are a staple of British public life. Whilst many are familiar with the various exploits of the younger Windsors, the Queen’s constitutional role is less well-known. Here it shall be Put Simply.
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The House of Lords is the upper chamber of Parliament, currently composed of 805 individuals, none of whom have been elected. All these people have either been appointed by the monarch, are the current holders of a hereditary peerage or are one of 26 senior Church of England bishops. Although it was established in the … Continue reading House of Lords, Put Simply
The Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of the Her Majesty’s Exchequer and Second Lord Commissioner of the Treasury is commonly known as The Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is the head of the Treasury with full responsibility for all Economic and Financial policy matters in the United Kingdom. The current Chancellor is Philip Hammond. The main duty … Continue reading The Chancellor, Put Simply
The Labour Party has been at war with itself ever since the election of Jeremy Corbyn as leader – although 59% of Labour members voted for him in the last leadership contest, less than 40 Labour MPs supported him out of a total of 232. So how did he become leader in the first place … Continue reading The Structure of the Labour Party, Put Simply
Our Campaign Agent Cameron Broome met with Hilary Benn MP to discuss life as an MP, Brexit and the Labour Party.
What is PMQs? Prime Minister’s Question Time, or PMQs as it is so often called, is a parliamentary session held weekly – each Wednesday from noon – to give the opposition leader, as well as other members from across the House of Commons, a chance to question the prime minister. The weekly event happens when parliament … Continue reading PMQs, Put Simply
This is a chance for you to get creative. We're looking for originality in the medium of your choice. Whether it's satirical, cartoon, narrative or graphic, we want to see it! The only* rules are that it needs to be political or economic. If you can give your piece that slant, you're onto a winner. … Continue reading Competition
With the Supreme Court ruling that the executive (the government) does not have the power to invoke Article 50 without the consent of the legislature (Parliament), there has been a lot of talk about ‘Parliamentary Sovereignty’. But what is this abstract principle, and does it exist today? What does it actually mean? Well, Parliament’s website … Continue reading Parliamentary Sovereignty, Put Simply
By Editor-in-Chief Cameron Broome What is the Brexit White Paper? Essentially, the Brexit white paper is a lengthy legal document giving greater clarity on Theresa May’s Brexit plans. Initially, May was reluctant to provide a “running commentary” on Brexit plans, fearing that Britain’s bargaining power in EU negotiations following the triggering of Article 50 might … Continue reading Brexit White Paper, Put Simply
David Lloyd George: On the House of Lords: “…a body of five hundred men chosen at random from amongst the unemployed.” David Lloyd George was one of the 20th century’s most famous radicals. He was the first and only Welshman to hold the office of Prime Minister. He is remembered as a man of great … Continue reading Ex-Prime Ministers, Part Three
By Editor in Chief Cameron Broome According to YouGov polling, 60 per cent of British adults are against ‘reducing the voting age to 16 for all UK elections.’ So what are the arguments for and against lowering the voting age? It’s a complex topic but here the issue shall be Put Simply. Arguments for Can … Continue reading The Votes at 16 Debate, Put Simply
Below are the main functions of Parliament, all of which are fulfilled to some extent. We're providing the evaluation so you can create an informed opinion. Function Strengths Weaknesses Legislating · Very thorough · Committees make detailed amendments · Efficient (w/ executive dominance) & bills passed with little opposition · Bill is checked by 2 … Continue reading Functions of Parliament, Put Simply