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    What prerogative powers does the PM have?
    So far I have:
    Appointing ministers
    Appointing Lords
    Declaring War
    Signing international treaties
    Commander-in-chief

    Anymore?
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    What do you mean when you say 'divide between commons and lords' xx
    (Original post by keirjohnharry)
    Oh yeah mollyadtr I doubt the predicted parliament would come up , "parliament carries out none of its functions adequately" was 2014 , I'd imagine it will be about the divide between commons and lords or something
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    sorry to be such a pain but I'm really confused on what people are predicting. Could someone give me a summary on all the predictions please
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    (Original post by Student 1305)
    sorry to be such a pain but I'm really confused on what people are predicting. Could someone give me a summary on all the predictions please
    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
    - some people also think recent reforms could come up
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    i hate parliament so much and in my textbook theres only a small section on Lords
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    ive given up on this exam
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    Thank you so much! how would you answer 'Has the UK Parliament become an irrelevant institution?'

    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    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
    - some people also think recent reforms could come up
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    i dont have a clue about bill of rights or anything to do with lords. we havent been taught properly
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    (Original post by Student 1305)
    Thank you so much! how would you answer 'Has the UK Parliament become an irrelevant institution?'
    Just writing that out now so will put up when finished
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    Okay honestly starting to have a meltdown. I think I am officially starting to hit the "wall" but I have to keep going as this is my last exam.

    I am panicking because I have only done revision so far for constitution and the judiciary. Can someone tell me which one out of PM and executive and parliament is easier/better to learn as I don't think I will have enough time to do all four now. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH


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    Don't give up! You can do this! I only started making notes yesterday and today and I'm just learning them as I go along - even I'm not too stressed Just read over everything and go over the things you're really unsure of. Re write brief notes on uncertain topics and look through them. If you get frustrated, just leave your work and do something for 10 minutes and sit back down with a fresh mind You'll do great, don't have this mind set while taking the exam because you won't perform to your best ability! I wish you all the best for tomorrow
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    ive given up on this exam
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    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    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
    - some people also think recent reforms could come up
    Also, don't you think that Bill of Rights & HRA is pretty much the same? I could imagine the question being 'The Human Rights Act is no longer fit for purpose - it should be replaced with a British Bill of Rights' Discuss
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    I personally prefer the PM and Cabinet question because they have only every asked the two sorts of 40 markers since 2009 xx
    (Original post by Louise12307)
    Okay honestly starting to have a meltdown. I think I am officially starting to hit the "wall" but I have to keep going as this is my last exam.

    I am panicking because I have only done revision so far for constitution and the judiciary. Can someone tell me which one out of PM and executive and parliament is easier/better to learn as I don't think I will have enough time to do all four now. AHHHHHHHHHHHHH


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    Thank you so much, you're a life saver
    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    Just writing that out now so will put up when finished
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    (Original post by alevelpain)
    Also, don't you think that Bill of Rights & HRA is pretty much the same? I could imagine the question being 'The Human Rights Act is no longer fit for purpose - it should be replaced with a British Bill of Rights' Discuss
    Yeah that could be a question, could also be
    'Assess the significance of the Human Rights Act on political processes in the UK.' OR
    'Should the UK introduce a ‘British bill of rights’?'
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    (Original post by Student 1305)
    I personally prefer the PM and Cabinet question because they have only every asked the two sorts of 40 markers since 2009 xx
    In absolute agreement. PM and Cabinet is the easier to learn, concepts easier to grapple hold of and giving examples of leadership style or events isn't particularly difficult. I generally find it alright but feel free to DM me about anything more on the topic Louise12307..
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    (Original post by jjbloomy)
    Yeah that could be a question, could also be
    'Assess the significance of the Human Rights Act on political processes in the UK.' OR
    'Should the UK introduce a ‘British bill of rights’?'
    The argument about the bill of rights is that it would remove us from the EcourtHR and EconventionHR , but to be a member of the EU you HAVE to sign the ECHR so its difficult to see how we could drop it if we're a member , no other EU member state is not a signatory to the ECHR.
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    Examples of parliamentary rebellions during Coalition which can be used for 'To what extend does Parliament control the executive/government'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...ebellions.html
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    (Original post by Tej98)
    In absolute agreement. PM and Cabinet is the easier to learn, concepts easier to grapple hold of and giving examples of leadership style or events isn't particularly difficult. I generally find it alright but feel free to DM me about anything more on the topic Louise12307..
    I agree with what they've said, too. Keep going! I think we can all share each other's pain with this unit.
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    (Original post by Student 1305)
    Examples of parliamentary rebellions during Coalition which can be used for 'To what extend does Parliament control the executive/government'
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...ebellions.html
    Thank you!

    Wow, didn't realise the true extent of these Tory backbench rebellions... 134 MPs over gay marriage. Damn!
 
 
 
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