Parliamentary Traditions

How do parties operate in Parliament?

This video discusses the role of parties within Parliament, and the effect they have on its discourse and operation.

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What pressures for reform are there?

This video discusses the pressures for change and reform, where they come from, and how Parliament reacts and has historically reacted.

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What is the Parliamentary lobby?

This video discusses the Parliamentary lobby which is comprised of journalists and reporters who are granted access to the Palace of Westminster.

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How do the two chambers complement each other? 

This video summarises the relationship between the lower and upper houses of Parliament, and the way they fulfill complimentary duties.

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What is the State opening of Parliament?

This video is a summary of the Opening of Parliament, its significance in the modern political era, and the principles behind it.

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What is the role of the monarch?

This video gives a brief summary of the role the monarch plays within the constitution and government of the United Kingdom.

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How does Parliament’s history inform how it works? 

This video discusses the history of Parliament and of the wider UK political system of government, and shows how this history has molded it into its contemporary form.

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What are the underlying principles of the UK’s parliamentary system? 

A summary of the principles of Parliament. This documentary covers the basics of our parliamentary principle and the functions that drive the House of Commons.

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A Brief History of UK Parliament

Our short history of the mother of parliaments. This documentary covers the basics of our parliamentary history, its past conflicts, and the forces that have molded into its current form.

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Parliament in 30 Minutes

Watch Parliament in 30 Minutes – our short insight into the workings of the mother of parliaments. This documentary covers the basics of our parliamentary system; how our institutions work, how laws are made, and what our representatives do.

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