(light banter between Obama and Cameron hohoho)
I’ve been watching a lot of documentaries and reading up so many articles about North Korea lately. I find it all very fascinating, yet depressing. Actually, it was only until this year did I even realise the terrible things that was happening in NK (looks down in shame).
I rarely watch the news because it’s so depressing, violent and makes me wonder what stories are true and fake. It also drives people to be paranoid and argumentative. I don’t even know what happened in Iraq or Afghanistan. Whenever the elections came up – I didn’t care because I relied on others to make what I presumed ‘good’ choices.
Now that I know of NK’s state, it makes me want to take an active part in politics to better our humanity. So here’s a dummy’s guide I found for my country http://idontgetpolitics.co.uk/
How does politics work in the UK?
1. The UK is a ‘constitutional monarchy’ meaning the government is elected by us, they run this country with the Queen being the figurehead.
2. There are 650 constituencies, each represented by a MP (Member of Parliament) who has the most votes within their constituency.
3. The party who gets to run the country is decided on the most elected MPs not votes – the party with the majority wins.
4. The winning party will make a ‘cabinet’ – a group of MPs who will lead certain policies and decision making.
5. Laws and policies must be passed through the Houses of Parliament. There are two Houses of Parliament – Commons and Lords. The Commons makes the laws and the Lords needs to pass them.
6. The Commons are made up of elected members which are dependent on the percentages of votes in the elections. Whereas the Lords are not elected and are hereditary – they do not belong to any party.
7. There are elected Councillors for the local governments, they make smaller decisions for their county/district communities.
8. MPs and Councillors are the voices of their voters. They are voted for their own stances and for the party they belong to.
9. The Prime Minister is always chosen by the party. 5 months ago