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    ‘Parliament is broken’, is a statement which will not provoke much dissent. Most people, however, will attribute this to the avaricious behaviour of its residents, both elected and unelected. I suggest that the problem goes deeper and that the behaviour of many parliamentarians is a consequence of our broken democracy and not the cause. I will begin with the lower house, the “mother of Parliaments”. There are currently some 646 Members of Parliament, representing a population of 61 million (1 MP

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    The House of Commons

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    The House of Commons ‘The House of 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

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    Delegated legislation is the power delegated by Parliament to some person or body to make law. The Act of Parliament that enacts a valid piece of delegated legislation, and the latter itself, both have the same legal force and effect. Parliament retains general control over the procedure for enacting such law. There are various types of delegated legislation. Orders in Council, Statutory Instruments, Bye-laws, Court Rule Committees, Professional regulations. It is essential to focus on the facts

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    1. Briefly describe the situation and the person/people you worked with. During my tenure at the Parliament, as an Adviser to the Deputy Chairman, one of my job duties was to coordinate the preparation process of the “Government Hour” meetings and the Parliament’s proposals to the Prime Minister and ministers (the Government). In the Parliament’s internal organizational and operational rules, this meeting is defined as one of the main forms of parliamentary scrutiny of the Government. However, after

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    Weakening Canadian Party Discipline

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    are many ideologies and practices which aid in the successful running of our country. One of the more important ideologies and practices in our political system is the notion of strict party discipline. Party discipline refers to the notion of members of a political party “voting together, according to the goals and doctrines of the party, on issues that are pertinent to the government” or opposition in the House of Commons. In this paper, I will be discussing the practice of party discipline

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    The Stamp Act Analysis

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    My fellow members of Parliament, I, Charles Cornwall, Member of Parliament, deeply believe that we shall quickly and effectively impose the Stamp Act on the colonies in America. This Stamp Act would help us greatly with our increasing debt from the cost for supplies and men during the war. This Act shall be imposed only because they owe us a great deal for helping their land and economy function, we doubled our national debt in order to fight a war that directly benefitted the Americans, therefore

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    The 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

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    In Australia, Federal and State Parliaments are able to delegate, or pass on the power to make laws in certain areas, to lesser authorities. The subsequent laws are known as delegated legislation, and are scrutinised and controlled in a number of ways. Although the delegation of legislation to subordinate authorities is often question in its effectiveness to control undemocratical ideals, in my opinion each individual piece of delegated legislation is scrutinised enough and the checks on them are

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    British Chartism

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    their best to limit democratic movements by restricting voting privileges to the wealthier middle classes. Limited voting power kept the Whig party “safe'; from radical pressure in Britain. These absurd manipulations of the electorate and parliament encouraged democrats and radicals (middle classes) from all over Europe to protest and eventually uprise. One of the best, most comprehensive examples of a social revolution in this period is Britain’s Chartism. This radical movement pushed

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    UK's Government System

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    UK's Government System There are two main types of democracy. Direct democracy and representative democracy. Liberal and Participatory democracy are add ons of representative democracy. Britain is distinguished as being a representative democracy although this is not strictly the case. Direct democracy origioninated in ancient Greece 4000bc. The word democracy actually came from the Greek phrase ‘demos kratos’ which means ‘rule of the people’. Direct democracy is based on the right of

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