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  • Housing Crisis in Scotland

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    Private problems are troubles which negatively affect individuals and their immediate surroundings. When these troubles go beyond the personal environments of the individual and impact on the community, they become public issues (Bogue, 2009). One of the most common private problems which developed into a critical public issue appears to be the scarcity of social housing. According to The Scottish Government [TSG] (2013), from the 31st March 2013 there were 184,487 households on local authority

  • Discipline vs Democracy: Party Discipline in Canadian Politics

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    House of Commons and in the political background it is not. Members of Parliament are not as powerful as they are said to be and due to party discipline, the amount of power they actually have is very limited. Party discipline has taken Members of Parliament and trained them to obey whatever the leader of the Party and their whips say, just like seals. There are several arguments supporting this issue, such as Members of Parliament are forced to vote in whatever way their Political Party wants them

  • UK's Main Electoral System and Should It Be Reformed

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    UK's Main Electoral System and Should It Be Reformed Over the years Britain's pluralist electoral system has been scrutinised by many political and pressure groups, such as the Liberal Democrats and the Electoral Reform Society. In their 1997 Manifesto, the Labour Party did state that they would look into the matter, by holding a referendum on the issue, however there was no change as Labour had a large majority in 1997 and Labour has preformed disappointingly in elections where Proportional

  • The European Union and Environmental Sustainability

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    “Unquestionably the EU now exerts the most important and effective influence on both British and Irish environmental policy and politics (McGowan, 1999: 175).” The European Union has developed itself into one of the world leaders in relation to environmental standards and its ability to apply legislation to its member states. Both, at present and in the past, challenges and opportunities have been encountered, and will continue to be encountered into the future. Indeed, Europe now directly impacts

  • The National Identity of Scotland

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    in the context of British, European and global influences. Consequently, complicating the task to do so. The case study would be Edinburgh where the exploration of the evidence evidence from the field work would be put in the context of the ways in which urban space and nationalistic imaginings are used shape the structural symbolism of the Scottish national identity. Evidence from the field work Observations took place on the Mound, the Royal Mile, and the Scottish Parliament. These areas provided

  • Democracy In Australia: The Australian Parliamentary Office

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    In recent times, there has been much debate over the “Question Time” in the Australian Parliament over whether or not it is a fairly run institution and also whether or not it is “damaging the public image of the Parliament and of politicians in general” – Australian Collaboration. Even though Australia inherited the institution from the British Parliament, The Australian Parliamentary office has confirmed that, “the committee has considered proposals to restructure question time with the aim of

  • The House of Commons

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    Commons most important function is to participate in the law making process’ Give arguments for and against this view Parliament is described as the ‘legislature’; this suggests its main role is to make laws. However, the legislative procedure process is a relatively small part of its functions. The House of Commons, in particular, plays a much wider role in the British political system than the term ‘legislature’ suggests. There are many different functions undertaken by the House of Commons

  • Breadtalk Case Study

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    restaurant and food chamber foot molded impressions. Its brand portfolio incorporates Breadtalk®, Toast Box, Food Republic, Din Tai Fung, The Icing Room, Ramenplay, Thye Moh Chan and Carl's Jr. in China. 3. Country Background Singapore was built as a British trading state in 1819. It joined the Malaysian Federation in 1963 yet separated two years sometime later and got self-governing. Singapore thusly transformed into one of the world's most prosperous countries with strong worldwide trading associations

  • Parliamentary Sovereignty and Jackson v. Attorney General

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    sovereignty is to be considered as a mere ideology in the eyes of the legislature, as the modern day practical sovereign parliament is far from that of the theory. Firstly the link of the 1911 Act with Jackson will demonstrate the questions the court has regarding the supremacy of parliament. Secondly, how the manner and form theory supports my argument as it focuses on how parliament can place restrictions upon the manner and form in which legislation is enacted, at the same time critiquing how important

  • Parliament's Loss of Sovereignty

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    Parliamentary Sovereignty is defined in two terms. These are legal and political. The legal term means that Parliament can do what they want to for example making laws, which can’t be overruled by anyone, and that Parliament has unrestricted powers. There are three elements to the Parliamentary, which are the Commons, the Lords and the Monarch. Another thing about the legal term is that no parliament can pass a law which would affect successors. The political term to this makes the Parliamentary Sovereignty