I am delighted to welcome back Matthew Phillips to the show, whose phone line manages to behave up to the second segment, yet appears to self isolate for the grand finale. For the empirical analysis we select two coalitions: The German grand coalition (Merkel I) and the Czech minority government (Topolanek II) face similar parliamentary scrutiny procedures, but differ significantly with respect to size and partisan composition. Yet it is important get out of the Westminster bubble. How does UK Parliament hold Government to account? Indeed, the case for affirmative action is stronger than ever, given the institutionalised racism of the US justice system and the permissive culture of white nationalism that has been promulgated by Donald Trump. Data show that very few Bills are referred to the Parliamentary Committees now. We take two things that teachers and students stay up late panicking about and, hopefully, prevent any nightmares. Finally, while public support is important, government support is critical to the success of any cause. Instead, the greatest concern to members of the House of Representatives now comes from the threat of a primary challenge. There are many arguments against giving certain minority groups “preferential treatment”. The scrutiny landscape is perhaps best understood as a web of Rather, it is the cause of it. Yet the House of Lords is hindered by its lack of legitimacy and the restrictions placed upon it, and with the restoration of a large majority in the House of Commons, the advantage now rests with the executive. Their impact on participation varies and, perhaps most importantly, they have huge potential to mislead and to threaten minority rights. Are political parties good for democracy? Parliamentary scrutiny of Brexit . The Scrutiny Unit has a staff of around 14 including lawyers, accountants, an economist and a statistician, as well as House of Commons Clerks and a small team of administrative staff. This ‘link in the chain’ was evident in the case of parliamentary scrutiny of counter-terrorism laws, see Moulds (n 29) ch 6 (which explores the ‘public impact’ of rights scrutiny by parliamentary committees) 51 See, eg, Edgar (n 1); Twomey (n 8). Scotland, in particular, is no longer playing nice with Westminster. The experience of Thatcher, that most domineering of PMs, should serve as a warning sign to those who choose to ignore their cabinet. Listen to this episode from The A Level Politics Show on Spotify. Hearings last several days and a range of witnesses can be questioned. Examples of level of scrutiny in a sentence, how to use it. (PAPER 1), It is tempting to look at the impeachment charges levied against President Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - as evidence that an all-powerful, imperial presidency exists that is associated with illegality and secrecy. We will focus on UK politics and US politics, and also look at political ideologies, including liberalism, socialism, conservatism and feminism. The article discusses the important role played by the various committees and their significance. Or being invited to a White House dinner? Nick is joined by Matthew Phillips to debate whether the UK should adopt a US-style codified constitution. have been developed for domestic level scrutiny to the two-level nature of lawmaking in the European Union (EU). This is one of the few areas where interest groups can participate directly in Parliamentary proceedings. The answer to the first three questions is no, and the answer to the last one is not enough. This “organic” and very British way of implementing devolution has been the route taken for the past twenty years. The structure and role of the House of Commons and House of Lords. The creation of the UKSC did bestow upon top judges newfound prestige... but little else in the way of power. It shall awake when circumstances are conducive. Yet the ideological distance between the two main parties and an utter refusal to compromise on even the most basic proposals has lead to gridlock, bitterness and dysfunction. Is the prime minister effectively a president? Thus, the icon for this episode is adorned with your winning entry. The Parliament Scrutiny of the Executive. Yet with earmark reform and the continued corrosiveness of gerrymandering, satisfying constituents became less essential. If you like us then please leave a favourable rating and review on whatever platform you use to get your podcasts, so that more people can find us. More than 40,000 downloads and streams later and we are still going strong. It is conventional wisdom that the US constitution is difficult to change while the UK’s uncodified and unentrenched arrangements are more flexible. Yet it turned out the people were wiser than the Electoral College, which gave us nativism (Trump) instead of wise albeit flawed experience (Clinton). “Eek!” Comparative analysis questions. After all, her own cabinet effectively signed off her on downfall. Should the English be given their own parliament? (PAPER 1), Nick takes issue with how rights are protected in the UK, dismissing the idea that the country’s rights-based culture is strong enough to withstand the draconian tendencies of powerful governments. Power is not fixed. Scrutiny by committees is a substantial component of the parliamentary scrutiny effort, and this blog briefly summarises, and provides links to, some of the work that has been undertaken or is still live, as at November 2020. He argues that while some forms of participation are on the decline, others are on the up. (PAPER 2). (PAPER 1), Nick examines whether the checks and balances contained in the US constitution are effective in avoiding tyranny and in encouraging bypartisanship. Regardless of one’s position on Brexit, the last four years has taught us that the use of referendums in the UK is in need of reform. Ministers (especially David Cameron as Prime Minister) were uniquely exposed to right-wing Tory backbenchers and centre-left Liberal Democrats dissenting from government policies. The 2019 General Election again showed that a person’s age is a good indicator of how they vote. Dr Mark Bennister (University of Lincoln) focusses on who is accountable and who scrutinises, taking an in depth look at the role of PMQs and the Liaison … After all, Brexit wasn’t an issue in 1979! Firstly, and most basically, it is a way of error-checking, both typographically and in the sense of how the parts works. Government Ministers will introduce a topic and can be questioned by MPs or reply to points made by MPs. How does UK Parliament hold Government to account? Defenders of the Electoral College argue that, to coin a recent Trumpian phrase, the cure might worse than the disease. We will go through as many political topics as possible to give you as much help as we can with your A Level Politics revision. How does the UK Parliament hold Government to account? How important was race, especially when considering the summer of protest, the Black Lives Matter movement and the killing of George Floyd? So if you get to the end of this podcast and feel angry then good! Then let the battle commence! (PAPER 1), Nick considers the problem of parties that are over reliant on rich financial backers. The A Level Politics Show. The “Old” and “New” Labour factions of the Labour Party existed long before Tony Blair coined the names. While mimicking America is not fancied by either host, there are certainly lessons to be learned from many other countries. Ewa Zelazna / Mar 2020 . It is time, I argue, for a federal UK. Oh, and well done Nayan Patel, whose imagery of the man standing up to the tanks in Tiananmen Square is ably reenacted with Lego. (PAPER 2), Is there a participation crisis in UK politics? Parliament may not be that good at fulfilling this function because: The Lords is not elected, so it is not democratically legitimate, yet it still plays a part in creating legislation A number of scandals (for example, MP’s expenses, ‘cash for questions’) have undermined public faith and trust in Parliament Justice Scalia posed the question, “Who made you king?” when referring to activist judges who “read between the lines” to find new rights. Yet what of its future direction? Membership of the House of Commons is gained through being elected as a constituency representative through a general election. Finally, we send you on your merry way with a host of tips for 12 mark questions. 2020 © Anchor FM Inc. All rights reserved. While an English Parliament should be seen for what it is - a reactionary and narrow-minded attempt to shut people out of decision making - regional assemblies would do the opposite. Listen to this episode from The A Level Politics Show on Spotify. Avoiding an overly powerful executive and protecting rights can be achieved by moving away from the UK’s un-entrenched arrangements. Nick argues that from ending it, we should be mending it. Presidents have resorted instead to using direct authority to bypass the hurdles that the constitution puts in place. There is a Scrutiny Unit which also provides advice. The former might give elites a bloody nose but can also intimidate minorities, while the latter might allow for compromise yet can create an aloof political class. We will go through as many political topics as possible to give you as much help as we can with your A Level Politics revision. Yet most prime ministers are seldom able to stay on their lofty perch for long. While referendums can legitimate policy, they divide communities. In this brief episode, we look at the 2019 manifesto for some clues. The 2019 general election will reinforce that trend. (PAPER 3), How do we judge representation? Enjoy! (PAPER 3), After the Lib Dem victory in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, held as a result of a successful recall petition of its MP Chris Davies, Nick looks more closely at whether the Recall of MPs Act 2015 is beginning to find its feet. (PAPER 1). Do elections change anything? The power of the US Supreme Court means that the US constitution is routinely updated through judicial interpretation. Alternatively, the enabling legislation may make the SI subject to annulment by either House within a fixed period (usually 40 days); it may come into force immediately, subject to cancellation, or it may not come into force until the 40 days have passed without a successful challenge. Thus, the need to satisfy the party and to brandish ideological credentials has usurped constituent pressure as the most important factor in how a politician casts their vote. Comparative: Amending the US/UK constitutions. But who would write the document? This is one of the few areas where interest groups can participate directly in Parliamentary proceedings. In the last episode of the current series (don’t worry - we’ll be back soon! (PAPER 3), Comparative: Devolution versus federalism, While traditionally the states in the US had far greater control over their affairs than the regions in the UK, devolution is beginning to change things. Well, feminists agree on a few things, but be in little doubt that this is a very divided ideology. There are currently 650 MPs, elected through the first-past-the-post voting system. Not surprisingly, Phil Cowley showed that backbench dissent … How important is presidential persuasion? Nick is joined by his comrade at Reigate College, Matthew Phillips, to discuss, amongst other things, how to ensure your teeth remain as white as Tony Blair’s. House of Commons. Nick strongly argues that they are simply doing their job. We really have to find a recording studio. Should the Human Rights Act be kept, scrapped or replaced? How well do such scrutiny mechanisms work, and how might they be improved? Yet, ultimately, the answer to that question is that founding fathers did, by creating a system that was rigid and difficult to change, thrusting the court into the unenviable position of umpire. “Oh dear!” Rights. Yet the backlash against a so-called rights culture has been severe. In this episode, I try (badly) to introduce you to the “disagree/agree” sandwich format of writing ideologies essays. Welcome to The A Level Politics Show, where amazing things happen. Thank you to everyone who listens to the show. You are the winner of the Lego political landmark/event creation contest. In a country such as the UK with a well-developed civil society and firmly established models of governance and accountability, most parliamentary scrutiny draws on and feeds into other forms of scrutiny. Yet the fact that Trump is about to be impeached is the best argument against that argument. The article explains in detail the functioning of committees in the scrutiny of the Bills and underscores the importance of scrutiny of the Bills at the committee levels. Should the English be given their own parliament? About Parliament: Checking the work of Government. The one startling realisation that I had, after watching 36 hours straight of John King on CNN, is that where a person lives in America really does matter. (Paper 1), Even Rand support the need for a state, while admittedly she argued that the “strong state is the small state”. Of course, there is a third option - continue with the patchwork of random institutions that are created as and when the government sees fit. Copyright © 2007 - 2020 Revision World Networks Ltd. Where legislative power is given to Ministers, the enabling legislation usually requires a statutory instrument (or a draft of it) to be laid before Parliament before or soon after it comes into effect. Successive Conservative governments have promised to either scrap or “update”, to replace it with a bill of rights or kill it altogether. jeder Gesetzgebungsakt der Union unterliegt vor seiner Annahme der Prüfung durch die nationalen Parlamente und, von wenigen Ausnahmen abgesehen, der doppelten Zustimmung sowohl der nationalen Regierungen (im Rat) als … While the listener may not agree, the purpose of The A Level Politics Show is to model persuasive argument so that students’ essays take up positions, dismiss views they disagree with and exude opinion. To be truly representative, parliament should not only resemble the people it serves. Yet cabinet government is not dead, it is merely sleeping. Growing trend of bypassing the scrutiny at committee level. Although such instruments enable the Scottish Ministers to bring measures into legal effect prior to parliamentary scrutiny, you may wish to note that any such instrument cannot remain in force unless approved by Parliament within 28 days of the instrument having been laid. Yet it is also right to acknowledge that asymmetry, coupled with the long-standing Barnet formula, has not produced universal love for the new political landscape. He argues that they do neither. Parliamentarians come with a bit more distance to the text then negotiators, and might pick up stuff otherwise missed. It is far easier to judge success by whether presidents achieve what they set out to do. In doing so, it is important to examine the powers of each chamber, their status in relation to their sister chambers and their capacity to check the work of the executive. Don’t worry, it will all make sense when you give us a listen. Parliament is good at the former but not at the latter. Hearings last several days and a range of witnesses can be questioned. Yet the limits it faces, not least from those filling its bench, means the Supreme Court is rooted in a judicial response to the cases it hears. Growing trend of bypassing the scrutiny at committee level. any SI that makes a charge on the Revenue; any SI that purports to be immune from challenge in the courts; any SI that purports to operate retrospectively; any SI that has been unreasonably delayed in publication; any SI that makes unusual or unexpected use of the powers granted; any SI that appears to be ultra vires the parent Act; any SI that appears to be badly drafted and confusing. It is, critics claim, unAmerican, unfair, unnecessary and unworkable. Proponents of this view argue that “need” is better than “neatness”. These methods and others like them have been used by all presidents to get lawmakers to do what presidents want them to do. The lure of pork-barrel politics and of earmarking - supporting a bill in return for federal funds - perpetuated the idea that all that drove members of Congress was re-election. (PAPER 1), Prime ministerial power in the age of Boris, We return to the issue of prime ministerial power, and whether the UK’s 77th prime minister, Boris Johnson, will be able to utilise the tools of office to dominate the political system. The House of Commons and House of Lords both have a range of tools with which to hold government to account, most notably the various forms of questioning that takes place on the floors of both chambers and the valuable committee work takes place off from them. Yet the truth is somewhat muddier. This study compares parliamentary scrutiny of trade policy in the EU with the United States, Canada and Australia. Labour: Has it returned to its ideological roots? 1x. The Covid-19 outbreak has understandably seen crisis management centralised in the hands of the prime minister and the cabinet. They can entrench what needs to be overturned and delay what should be speeded up. Yet don’t discount Parliament just yet. Seminar for Teachers: Parliamentary Scrutiny: Challenges and Choices Session Teacher training. Such micro-level behaviours may seem dull, mundane or routine. That said, the Senate has greater prestige. It varies according to approval ratings, the type of government, national events and electoral mandates. Since 2007, Westminster's parliamentary (select) committees have undertaken pre‐appointment hearings with the minister's preferred candidate for top‐level appointments to key public bodies; and in relation to some of the most salient positions, Parliament has acquired formal ‘advice and consent’ powers. Many translated example sentences containing "parliamentary scrutiny" – French-English dictionary and search engine for French translations. It’s hard to believe that this is the 50th episode of The A Level Politics Show. (PAPER 1), While FPTP is held up as promoting strong government and stability, the evidence of the past few years has shown otherwise. In the preparation of new laws, the legislature should supervise government consultations and help ensure effective pre-legislative scrutiny. No longer would they have to travel to Strasbourg to fight for their rights in the European Court of Human Rights (although they still could), the guarantor of the ECHR. It concludes that the European Parliament has become powerful and active in trade policy, on a comparable level to the US Congress. europarl.europa.eu. Therefore, it is wrong to claim that one chamber is significantly more powerful than the other. I argue that political parties fall far short of performing these functions and, in doing so, do a disservice democracy. A core function of Parliament is the holding of government to account through effective scrutiny, including of policy-making and implementation, and the use of public money. (PAPER 3), In this episode, we answer a poorly worded and convoluted question: Evaluate the view that media influence and opinion polls are significant determinants of voting behaviour and public policy. The parliamentary system isn’t built for a president, although few prime ministers appear to have been informed, and continue to act like West Wing fanboys while in office. House of Commons. It is a moveable feast. In short, referendums are an entirely unsuitable way of making political decisions. It should gain its legitimacy from fair electoral systems. Senators enjoy a national profile that is the envy of their colleagues in the House. Prelims level : Various parliamentary committees and their functions. This is less than the full enactment procedure for primary legislation - a short debate (perhaps) and a single vote in each House, with no Committee or Report stage - but is still quite a strong control. Fix that, and good things will follow. If the latter is the case, the UK has only one dominant party. These are days on which the subject for debate is chosen by one of the opposition parties. Clinton won three million more votes than Trump in 2016, but the current arrangements barred her from becoming the first female president. The fact is that sovereignty has multiple locations. Its powers exceed those of other Western democracies, such as Australia and Canada. A(n increasingly untimely) piece about why parliamentary scrutiny and approval of treaties matters. The A Level Politics Show. Imagine receiving a call from the US President? A-Level law revision notes covering parliamentary scrutiny to control delegated legislation. Is age a significant determinant of voting behaviour, or were senior citizens as appalled as their grandchildren at Trump’s handling of Covid 19? Seminar for UK teachers of Citizenship, Law, Modern Studies and Politics. In this episode, we focus on whether political parties adequately serve democracy. 20 days are allocated for each parliamentary session - 17 go to the largest opposition party and three among the other parties. To do so, they must represent the public rather than their donors, they must hold government to account and provide meaningful routes for citizens to participate. Should it look to the founding fathers and take a literal approach, treating the US constitution as a dead piece of parchment? Yet Corbyn’s elevation as party leader reflects a broader trend, perhaps started by Blair himself when he pressurised his chancellor to spend more on the NHS, of a Labour Party that is moving to the left, where it will likely stay for some time to come. US Congress - is the Senate the more powerful chamber? The devolved bodies with proportional voting systems lend credence the idea that the two party system theory is not applicable to the whole of the UK. … Yet the development of these new initiatives raises questions about their overall coherence and the role of parliamentary scrutiny. Rival power centres, inept leadership and poorly handled events will do for any prime minister and even for ones with a modicum of popularity. At Westminster, scrutiny mechanisms include parliamentary questions and select committees. If, during this time of home learning, you would like to build a political landmark out of Lego (or any material for that matter) do send me a picture by tweeting @nickdesouza. Despite the assault on the HRA, it remains in place, for now. It seemed to merely confirm the rights that had already existed - those written into the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). How does the UK Parliament hold Government to account? Nick looks at the inbuilt tension between the US government and the 50 states. (PAPER 1), Nick looks at conservative attitudes towards society. What he might have been alluding to is the lip service that all Tories pay to One Nation principles or “compassionate conservatism”, just as leaders in India give a nod and a wink to socialism. Reports of its death have therefore been grossly exaggerated. Gordon Brown once said of David Cameron that “The more he talks, the less he says”. Committee system for legislative scrutiny. Yet the House of Lords is hindered by its lack of legitimacy … It is much weaker than the "affirmative resolution" procedure: very few "negative resolution" SIs are debated, and hardly any are ever annulled. Select Committees have their own staff that can do background research and suggest questions to ask. However, it is precisely these everyday behaviours that entrench scrutiny not only along the committee corridor but also throughout the parliamentary estate. This show was recorded in 2017 when The A Level Politics Show was very young indeed. Image is not everything but it is most things. At its best, the devolved bodies established after 2017 have enhanced local decision making, tested fairer electoral systems and promoted representative democracy. However, each of the parliamentary committees … We also explore the complexities of class and income, along with voting along religious lines. 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