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Hey guys

I have a question that is bugging me and preventing me from understanding public law completely

I understand that we have 3 branches of power
executive - the government (proposes law)
Legislative - parliament (makes law)
judiaciary - implements law

However I am confused about the difference between parliament and government
Both are elected and both create law. Which one has the bigger role and which one are we talking about when we talk about the prime minister ?:confused:
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Hey guys

I have a question that is bugging me and preventing me from understanding public law completely

I understand that we have 3 branches of power
executive - the government (proposes law)
Legislative - parliament (makes law)
judiaciary - implements law

However I am confused about the difference between parliament and government
Both are elected and both create law. Which one has the bigger role and which one are we talking about when we talk about the prime minister ?:confused:
They work closely together as both play a part in forming the laws of the United Kingdom but they are separate institutions, with separate functions.

Government - The government runs the country. It has responsibility for developing and implementing policy and for drafting laws. It is also known as the 'Executive'.

Parliament
- Parliament is the highest legislative authority in the UK. It has responsibility for checking the work of government and examining, debating and approving new laws. It is also known as the 'Legislature'.


The Prime Minister is head of the UK government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the government.
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