Britain’s Political | Noter Engelsk

Indholdsfortegnelse
1. watch the news agency AFP’s 1:21-minute video on YouTube, "Britain’s political system explained", which explains the political system very quickly (and quite superficially).

2. Take turns in groups to ask and answer the following questions:
A: The UK is a parliamentary democracy. How is that defined?
B: The UK is also a constitutional monarchy. What role does the monarch have?
C: The British Parliament is divided into two houses. What are they called?
D: There are two houses to secure checks and balances. What does that mean?
E: What must be done as the first step towards a general election?
F: How many seats in Parliament does it take to ensure a majority?
G: What major parties are there in Britain?
H: What other parties are mentioned in the video?

POST-WATCHING – BRITAIN’S POLITICAL SYSTEM EXPLAINED
1. What are the origins of the British parliament?
2. Who is the current monarch in Britain? Who is her heir apparent (the one to succeed her)?
3. The House of Commons:
4. The House of Lords:
5. What is the difference between Parliament, the Government, the Cabinet and the Shadow Cabinet?

Uddrag
A: The UK is a parliamentary democracy. How is that defined?
It’s a democratic system, where governments are voted in by the people.

B: The UK is also a constitutional monarchy. What role does the monarch have?
The Queen doesn’t have any powers per say, but the Queen have weekly confidential meeting with the Prime Minister - thereby the Monarch has influence, but it doesn’t overrule the law.

C: The British Parliament is divided into two houses. What are they called?
House of Common and House of Lords.
House of Common are elected by the people.
House of Lords are elected by the Queen or they are inherited.

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