General seeks UK Iraq withdrawal - Page 2




 
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October 16th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirruth
Well, in a Parliamentary system, the Prime Minister is whoever can command a majority in the lower house (in the UK, the House of Commons). So, you vote for your Member of Parliament, and the MPs choose the Prime Minister: he is not directly elected.
Ok, so that would mean that the Labor Party commands the majority in the House of Commons right now. So if Blair weren't to resign, he could stay in office forever as long as no other party gains the majority right? Is there any way the party could elect a new PM if they don't like the current one?
October 17th, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
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October 18th, 2006  
Kirruth
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Cooler King
Ok, so that would mean that the Labor Party commands the majority in the House of Commons right now. So if Blair weren't to resign, he could stay in office forever as long as no other party gains the majority right? Is there any way the party could elect a new PM if they don't like the current one?
Yes, he could stay in office until he loses his majority: throwing him out without bringing down the Government is next to impossible...but he can lose the power to achieve things, and that would cause him to step down (pretty much where he has got to right now).
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October 18th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirruth
Yes, he could stay in office until he loses his majority: throwing him out without bringing down the Government is next to impossible...but he can lose the power to achieve things, and that would cause him to step down (pretty much where he has got to right now).
Thanks for the explanation.
 


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