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What are the strengths and weaknesses of the UK’s parliamentary system?

Post by: 12/04/2018 0 comments 2262 views

This video discusses the strength and weakness of Parliament for both the House of Commons, and the House of Lords; particularly, the fact that the strengths and weaknesses largely depend on the MPs who comprise both houses.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The weaknesses of the House of Commons – MPs being spread thin from much work – and the benefits that this weakness can actually foster.
  • The strength of Parliaments willingness to change.
  • The strength garnerd from the adversarial nature of Parliament.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The strengths that the UK parliamentary system brings.
  • The weaknesses the system brings.
  • How these two characteristics often demonstrate different sides of the same coin; that is to have the strengths we must endure the weaknesses.
Credits

With thanks to

  • Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP
  • Baroness Boothroyd
  • Baron Lisvane
  • Baroness Smith
  • Baroness D’Souza
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