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If ministers aren’t responsible, democracy doesn’t work

If ministers aren’t responsible, democracy doesn’t work | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
Guidelines for ministerial responsibility are essential component of a Westminster parliamentary system like ours
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Vince Cable will stay in cabinet

Vince Cable will stay in cabinet | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
Business Secretary Vince Cable will stay in his job despite saying he had "declared war" on Rupert Murdoch, Downing Street says.
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Shows the constraint of Cameron's powers. Couldn't even sack member of the Cabinet

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Constant government reshuffles are bad for policy, government, and accountability

Constant government reshuffles are bad for policy, government, and accountability | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
Ministerial reshuffles are part and parcel of British government. While prime ministers often find them attractive, David Cameron has resisted the temptation to chop and change too much, making a v...
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Party leaders are getting younger, but Cabinet Ministers are not

Party leaders are getting younger, but Cabinet Ministers are not | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
During the 20th Century, the average age of Prime Ministers upon assuming office has trended downwards. However, according to Judi Atkins, Timothy Heppell and Kevin Theakston, the same is not true ...
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David Cameron, Mr President?

David Cameron, Mr President? | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
Prime minister versus statesman: Andrew Hawkins looks at the value of running a presidential campaign to win voters’ hearts and minds
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Cameron Brings In Hayes To Keep An Eye On Rebellious MPs

Cameron Brings In Hayes To Keep An Eye On Rebellious MPs | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
David Cameron today announced changes to his ministerial team, with Michael Fallon adding responsibility for energy to his brief in the business department.
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Changing the relationship between the civil service and Parliamentary committees could improve accountability

Changing the relationship between the civil service and Parliamentary committees could improve accountability | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
Select committees and Whitehall departments must improve their relationships to increase the effectiveness of civil servants’ accountability to Parliament. This requires action to be taken, and beh...
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In the representation of women in political life, the UK continues to be outperformed by other democracies

In the representation of women in political life, the UK continues to be outperformed by other democracies | Priminister and the executive | Scoop.it
In the 2012 audit of UK democracy, Stuart Wilks-Heeg, Andrew Blick, and Stephen Crone considered how women were represented in public life.  They found increased participation of women in governmen...
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