Edexcel Government & Politics - Unit 2 Governing the UK (09/06/16)

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    (Original post by King Geedorah)
    If a certain 25 Mark Question had the wording along the lines of 'Make out a case against the adoption of a codified constitution' such as in June 2010, Would you simply only deploy negatives of a codified constitution? With no balance on the other side?


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    Indeed, if you talked about the other side they'd see it as wrong and give you no marks because that's not the question- harsh I know


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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Has the recall act been passed
    Indeed it has


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    What do you think will come up for PM & Cabinet? Didn't Cabinet come up recently?
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    (Original post by UKStudent17)
    What do you think will come up for PM & Cabinet? Didn't Cabinet come up recently?
    One of the 40 mark revision questions in the book is "assess the current status and role of the cabinet" which seems extremely harsh!
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    (Original post by keirjohnharry)
    One of the 40 mark revision questions in the book is "assess the current status and role of the cabinet" which seems extremely harsh!
    That is for sure an option as someone said presidential came up last year, that question scares me! It just depends if they're gonna be that harsh, I'm hoping its power


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    what topics your revising? do you think they will change the trend i think PM and PLt will come up for source based and con and jud. for 40 marks ? because for the past 2 yrs they had cons and judiciary as stiimulus qs
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    Is it just me who finds this unit hard?
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    That is for sure an option as someone said presidential came up last year, that question scares me! It just depends if they're gonna be that harsh, I'm hoping its power


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    I don't mind so long as you can talk about all the factors which determine presidentialism or power. To be honest, I think that's the only thing I understand in this whole Unit :laugh:
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Is it just me who finds this unit hard?
    You're not alone. I hate it so much. I feel like it's going to destroy any decent grade I got in Unit 1
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    That is for sure an option as someone said presidential came up last year, that question scares me! It just depends if they're gonna be that harsh, I'm hoping its power


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    Hmm this is the answer that Hodder give for it , its pretty weak
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    6 Its role includes these features:· Settling disputes which arisewithin the coalition.· Arranging and controllinggovernment business in parliament.· Settling general disputesbetween ministers.· Sometimes the prime ministerwill allow it to make policy or to deal with an emergency.Its strengthsinclude these:· It can still control primeministerial power if its members choose.· It has a special status under acoalition.· It still gives the governmentits legitimacy, strength and unity.· A prime minister must stillcarry his cabinet with him on key issues.Its weaknessesinclude these:· It remains dominated by theprime minister.· Collective responsibility meansit is difficult for dissidents to make their views known.· In recent times, primeministers have marginalised cabinet. Its meetings are now shorter and lessfrequent than they used to be.· The prime minister controls thecabinet agenda and leads its debates.· A great deal of decision-makinghas moved elsewhere – to cabinet committees, policy units and the primeminister’s office.
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    (Original post by keirjohnharry)
    Hmm this is the answer that Hodder give for it , its pretty weak
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    6 Its role includes these features:· Settling disputes which arisewithin the coalition.· Arranging and controllinggovernment business in parliament.· Settling general disputesbetween ministers.· Sometimes the prime ministerwill allow it to make policy or to deal with an emergency.Its strengthsinclude these:· It can still control primeministerial power if its members choose.· It has a special status under acoalition.· It still gives the governmentits legitimacy, strength and unity.· A prime minister must stillcarry his cabinet with him on key issues.Its weaknessesinclude these:· It remains dominated by theprime minister.· Collective responsibility meansit is difficult for dissidents to make their views known.· In recent times, primeministers have marginalised cabinet. Its meetings are now shorter and lessfrequent than they used to be.· The prime minister controls thecabinet agenda and leads its debates.· A great deal of decision-makinghas moved elsewhere – to cabinet committees, policy units and the primeminister’s office.
    Damn hard a big list, i definitely rule out the coalition one though


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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    That is for sure an option as someone said presidential came up last year, that question scares me! It just depends if they're gonna be that harsh, I'm hoping its power


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    that qs is okay... you talk about how he dominates the political system via SPADS, doesn't consult with his cabinet, the media make him look like a president
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    That is true...we should probably leave that there, if I think about it more I'll end up having an existential crisis again


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    hey how did you find unit 1 ? and whats qs did you do ?
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    (Original post by mollyadtr)
    Might have to watch it on catch up later as doing revision at the mo, do you know if it usually goes into I player on the same day?


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    how much have you revised?
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    (Original post by cocapopsxx)
    that qs is okay... you talk about how he dominates the political system via SPADS, doesn't consult with his cabinet, the media make him look like a president
    What question you talking about the cabinet question?


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    Do you think we will get an EU question?
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    I prefer unit 2 to unit 1...guess it's just me
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    [QUOTE=mollyadtr;65555817]
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    I agree, it's definitely not influencing his position in a positive way...with the conservatives it's undoubtably that there will eventually be a civil war however will the media promote it to the extent as the apparent labour civil war? Probably not

    I also can't wait to see what happens to ukip after the Eu result - will they grow like the snp or fade to a slow death?


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    Oh I do hope it's the fade to a slow death.


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    (Original post by cocapopsxx)
    hey how did you find unit 1 ? and whats qs did you do ?
    I did democracy and elections, I struggled a bit with the democracy essay question for a few minutes but I think I did okay over all let's just hope 😅how about you how'd you find it and what'd you do?


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    (Original post by popcornjpg)
    what makes you think Boris would win? hilariously enough, michael gove has the most positive polling as a potential new leader.
    Oh no, let it be a lie!!!!! Michael Gove is a total asshat


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