MS Unit 1 - UK Constitutional Arrangement


The UK Parliament

The UK has a parliament with a constitutional monarch. A constitution is a set of principles according to which a state or other organisation is governed. The constitutional monarch effectively has no political power as these powers are help by the prime minister and government ministers. The Queen is head of state to the UK. The UK Parliament is sovereign which means the UK Parliament has the power to make the final decision. The UK Parliament has devolved powers to the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Nothern Ireland assemblies. Devolved powers are powers that have been transferred from central governments to local or regional administration. The UK Government has previously had to follow laws made by the European Union but after the Brexit results, this will no longer be the case.

The Structure of the UK Political System:

Constitutional Monarch > Central Government (Legislature = UK Parliament, House of Commons, House…


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