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AS General Studies - 2013 2.7 Is the UK really a democracy? dēmos = "people" Kratos = "rule, strength” The democratic method is one in which people campaign.

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1 AS General Studies Is the UK really a democracy? dēmos = "people" Kratos = "rule, strength” The democratic method is one in which people campaign competitively for the people's votes to achieve the power to make public decisions.

2 What you should be able to do? Name some major political leaders and the parties they represent Identify some of the key features of the three parties and their approaches Recall the nature of the British Political System and method of voting

3 2.7 Is the UK really a democracy? Students will gain an understanding of: UK parties Electoral Systems UK’s Role in the world Mathematical Reasoning

4 QUIZ

5 Round A – Name that Politician!

6 Round A – Name that Politician! 1 George OsborneConsChancellor of the Exchequer 2 Theresa MayConsHome Secretary 3 Michael GoveConsSecretary for Education 4 David CameronConsPrime Minister 5 Ed Balls LabourShadow Chancellor 6 Jeremy Hunt Cons Secretary for Health 7 Iain Duncan SmithCons Secretary for Work and Pensions

7 Round A – Name that Politician! 8 Nick CleggLibDemDeputy Prime Minister 9 William HagueConservativeSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 10 Margaret ThatcherConservativeEx Prime Minister 11 Vince CableLibDemSecretary for Business, innovation and Skills 12 Danny Alexander Lib Dem Secretary to the Treasury 13 Ed MillibandLabour Leader 14 Tony BlairLabourEx Prime Minister

8 Round B – Genuine Party? 1 Liberal Party 2 Socialist Equality Party 3 Official Monster Raving Loony Party 4 Pensioners Party 5 British National Party 6 Legalise Cannabis Party 7 Communist Party of Britain 8 Christmas Party 9 Socialist Party 10 ProLife Party

9 Round B – Genuine Party? All are genuine parties except the Christmas Party Here is the full list: Political parties in the UK British National Party Christian Peoples Alliance Communist Party of Britain Conservative Party Get Britain Back Party Green Party of England and Wales Labour Party Legalise Cannabis Alliance Liberal Democrats Liberal Party National Democrats Natural Partnership of Great Britain Official Monster Raving Loony Party Pensioners Party ProLife Party Respect - The Unity Coalition Revolutionary Communist Party of Great Britain Socialist Equality Party Socialist Labour Party Socialist Party Socialist Party of Great Britain Socialist Workers Party Third Way UK Independence Party Veritas Political parties in Scotland Scottish Conservatives Scottish Green Party Scottish Labour Party Scottish Liberal Democrats Scottish National Party Scottish Socialist Party Political parties in Wales Plaid Cymru Welsh Liberal Democrats Political parties in Ireland Alliance Party of Northern Ireland Green Party of Northern Ireland Irish Republican Socialist Party Progressive Unionist Party Sinn Fein Social Democratic and Labour Party Socialist Workers Party in Northern Ireland Socialist Workers Party Ireland Ulster Democratic Unionist Party Ulster Unionist Party

10 Round C – Whose Mission Statement? 1.“We exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no-one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.” 2.“Our purpose is fairness: fair rules, fair chances and a fair say for everyone. We believe that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few.” 3.“Advancing opportunity, nurturing responsibility, protecting security.”

11 Round C – Whose Mission Statement? 1.“We exist to build and safeguard a fair, free and open society, in which we seek to balance the fundamental values of liberty, equality and community, and in which no- one shall be enslaved by poverty, ignorance or conformity. We champion the freedom, dignity and well-being of individuals, we acknowledge and respect their right to freedom of conscience and their right to develop their talents to the full. We aim to disperse power, to foster diversity and to nurture creativity.” 2.“Our purpose is fairness: fair rules, fair chances and a fair say for everyone. We believe that by the strength of our common endeavour we achieve more than we achieve alone, so as to create for each of us the means to realise our true potential and for all of us a community in which power, wealth and opportunity are in the hands of the many, not the few.” 3.“Advancing opportunity, nurturing responsibility, protecting security.” LibDem Labour Conservative

12 Round D – Whose Policy? - 1 Current issues from early years provision, including Sure Start and nursery provision, to school standards, school reform, and post 14, 16 and 18 choices for young people as well as apprenticeships, universities and adult skills. Tackling crime and antisocial behaviour, building safer and stronger communities, renewing the criminal justice system, policing, counter-terrorism, immigration and asylum, equalities, civil society, constitutional reform and increasing political participation. A wide range of current issues including tackling climate change and working towards a secure, low-carbon energy supply, the structure and funding of local government, the provision of affordable housing, creating an integrated and sustainable transport network, rural affairs and the protection of our natural environment.

13 Round D – Whose Policy? - 2 Youth Contract to get young people off the dole and into work through apprenticeships, work placements or training. Tax cuts to 24 million working people by making sure nobody pays any income tax on the first £10,000 they earn. Extra investment into schools targeted at the least well-off pupils, raising standards for everyone. Graduates repayments on their loan only when they earn over £21,000 Lower waiting times in hospitals, more doctors reducing mixed-sex wards.

14 Round D – Whose Policy? - 3 Frontline of policing protected and the service to the public maintained. The Proportion of officers on the front line increased. A comprehensive programme to improve the quality of teaching, including scholarships to attract the best graduates, higher literacy and numeracy requirements for trainee teachers and a network of 'Teaching Schools' across the country. More Free Schools and more new Academies Incentives to drive the private sector to create more jobs bringing more people in work. A 'Benefits Cap' so that those out of work cannot get more in benefits than the average person earns in work.

15 Round D – Whose Policy? 1.Labour 2.LibDem 3.Conservative


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