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What is the Role of the Opposition?

Post by: 03/05/2018 0 comments 991 views

This video delves into the question of the Opposition’s role as a mechanism of Parliament and the wider political system.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The opposition holds government to account by countering it.
  • The opposition raises issues of the day that the government may have overlooked or did not bring up.
  • The opposition can often support the government where their ideologies align.
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 crucial role opposition plays in parliament and politics.
  • The not necessarily adversarial, but symbiotic nature of the opposition.
Credits

With thanks to

  • Natascha Engel MP
  • Lord Cormack
  • Baroness Boothroyd

Image – Cromwell Green (UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor)

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