Britain is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional monarch. Queen Elizabeth ll is the head of state, but she has no real power. In law the queen is the head of executive branch but in fact her role is mostly ceremonial. She acts on the advice of her minister. In Britain it is Parliament that has the power. Parliament makes laws. It is made up of the House of Lords and the of Commons. The members of the House of Lords are permanent- mostly lords and people who have been made lords fords for life. They have real influence in politics. The Commons have much more real power. The members of the Commons are elected by the people. They control the executive branch and discuss most important political problems.
The Monarch: Is the official head of state and an integral part of Parliament in her constitutional role;has mostly representative functions; gives the royal assent to the bills passed by the House of Commons and the House of Lords;is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Government: 1.The Prime Minister (is the head of government; is the leader of the party with majority seats in the House of Commons. 2.The Cabinet (about 20 minister;determines government policies and coordinates government departments. 3.Non-Cabinet Ministers. Parliament. 1.The House of Commons. 1.The House of Lords. 2.The Official Opposition. THE PEOPLE.
The British constitution is often called the unwritten constitution because, unlike the constitutions of most other countries, it is not in a single document. Conventions are rules and practices which are not legally enforceable, but which are regarded as vital to the working government.
GOVERNMENT The UK is a constitutional monarchy. David William Donald Cameron (born 9 October 1966) is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Conservative Party. He represents Witney as its Member of Parliament (MP). Elizabeth II (born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 53- member Commonwealth of Nations. She is Supreme Governor of the Church of England and, in some of her realms, carries the additional title of Defender of the Faith.
THE FLAG The flag of the United Kingdom (the Union Jack) consists of three crosses. The big red cross is the cross of Saint George, the patron saint of England. The white cross is the cross of Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland. The red diagonal cross is the cross of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.