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

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    (Original post by IRoranth)
    would anyone know how to answer this question: "To what extent do some prime ministers, more than others, exercise more power"

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    I'd list the factors which determine the power of a PM in the first place, and then place them in context of past PMs as well as David Cameron.

    E.g.

    - Events.
    - Personality.
    - Size of the government majority.
    - Strength of the opposition (including the cabinet)
    - Support of the media.
    - Party unity.
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    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    Okay, so haven't read the entire chat as you guys managed do make 41 pages in 2 days! For unit 1 my predictions were mostly correct except for the horrible democracy question. I though I would therefore lol 'predict' unit 2 for you guys. Comment if you agree or disagree.
    I strongly think that constitution will be a 40 mark question and Parliament will be the 5,10,25. I also think that PM will be 5,10,25 and Judiciary will be the 40 marker but not as confident.
    Parliament
    - elected second chamber
    - backbench MPs (only came up once and that was in June 2012)
    - could be effectiveness (question could be: Has the UK Parliament become an irrelevant institution?)
    - Parliament and Executive

    Prime Minister
    - PM and Cabinet (or cabinet just on its own) I think this is the most likely question
    - powerful or not
    - PM's powers

    Judiciary
    - Neutrality and independence
    - Human Rights Act
    - powerful or not
    - British bill of rights (this has been debated most recently so could test us on this)

    Constitution
    - codified/uncodified
    - strengths of constitution
    what do you reckon the chance are of parliament and constitution being on the same section
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    (Original post by afrosenju)
    what do you reckon the chance are of parliament and constitution being on the same section
    Parliament and Constitution have never been on the same section, just like PM and Judiciary have never been on the same section. Would be very unlikely for edexcel to change this
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    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    Parliament and Constitution have never been on the same section, just like PM and Judiciary have never been on the same section. Would be very unlikely for edexcel to change this
    how many of the unit 1 questions did you predict successfully?
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    You know the sports direct case
    Which mp basically fought it and which comittee?
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    GUYS how would you answer 'what affects the relationship between government and parliament??' I know party disunity is one... how weak gov leads to strong lords... WHAT ELSE? And please give an example
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    (Original post by afrosenju)
    what do you reckon the chance are of parliament and constitution being on the same section
    I would love they 40
    Marker for constitution
    Please God!!!!
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    You know the sports direct case
    Which mp basically fought it and which comittee?
    The BIS Committee , its ongoing though
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    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    Parliament and Constitution have never been on the same section, just like PM and Judiciary have never been on the same section. Would be very unlikely for edexcel to change this
    Predictions sound good - for constitution i'd add success of constitutional reform since 2010 something like that from coalition
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    You know the sports direct case
    Which mp basically fought it and which comittee?
    Business, Innovation and Skills(BIS) Select Commitee
    I think BIS chair Iain Wright MP fought the case

    I don't think you need to mention what MP fought it as it's like extra info.
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    (Original post by Foji)
    GUYS how would you answer 'what affects the relationship between government and parliament??' I know party disunity is one... how weak gov leads to strong lords... WHAT ELSE? And please give an example
    Size of majority
    Affects of coalition gov
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    Hi, could someone give me a model answer on a source 5 marker, i always lose marks on those
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    (Original post by Defraction)
    Business, Innovation and Skills(BIS) Select Commitee
    I think BIS chair Iain Wright MP fought the case

    I don't think you need to mention what MP fought it as it's like extra info.
    where would you use this information for unit 2?
    thanks,
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    Size of majority
    Affects of coalition gov
    So size of majority, blair had a big majority 400+ mp's, he easily passed Human rights act and house of lords reform. But how did this affect his relationship with parliament apart from easier reforms?

    Also, affects of coalition, how does this affect relationship? Clegg and Cameron had to share powers but what does this do in relation to parliament? I'm confused on that part :/ Thanks for your reply though, but please explain it
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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    Predictions sound good - for constitution i'd add success of constitutional reform since 2010 something like that from coalition
    What would you put for that Q? It seems that something like this would be very likely to come up.


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    (Original post by King Geedorah)
    What would you put for that Q? It seems that something like this would be very likely to come up.


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    Failed reform that would have made better: AV & HoL
    Reform that didn't go far enough: Recall of MPs
    Successful: FTPA & EU act (to some extent) & further devolution
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    (Original post by Louise12307)
    That would be great thanks


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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    Failed reform that would have made better: AV & HoL
    Reform that didn't go far enough: Recall of MPs
    Successful: FTPA & EU act (to some extent) & further devolution
    You know that constitution Qu it confuses me
    Your supposed to mention all the reforms that were made and how they were significant
    What do we say on the otherside of the argument?
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    (Original post by xxvine)
    You know that constitution Qu it confuses me
    Your supposed to mention all the reforms that were made and how they were significant
    What do we say on the otherside of the argument?
    AV & HoL should have happened (thats the other side), but then you can evaluate that too.
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    My teacher just sent us his new predictions for tomorrow, they're similar to the ones we've already spoken about which is good Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1465399435.788919.jpg
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