Last Modified: 2011-11-02
-Britain has multi-party system at polls but two party system in the HOC
-majority of votes becomes the majority party, second party becomes the loyal opposition
-objective, not necessarily a member of the majority party
-job is to help everyone speak but not let things get out of hand
-debate and refine potential legislation
-are the only ones who can become party leaders and eventually lead the gov't
-judge the administration of laws
-keep communication lines open between voters and ministers
-highest court of appeals
-cannot rule acts of parliament unconstitutional
-hold seats that have been passed down through family
-people appointed to non-hereditary positions
-has minimal influence
-may add amendments to legislation, but the HOC can delete their changes by a simple majority vote
-top civil servants have a lot of input into policy making
-they can make decisions in implementing legislative and executive decisions
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