PMQs 15/11/17: Instant Reaction

Instant reaction to PMQ's on 15/11/17.

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The Chancellor, 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

Parliamentary Sovereignty, Put Simply

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

Brexit White Paper, 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

The Votes at 16 Debate, Put Simply

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

Functions of Parliament, 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