In the paper “The Power behind the Prime Minister” the author analyses the role of the Head of the Government, the Prime Minister in the United Kindom. However, he is not the Head of the State, and that position goes to the Monarchy…
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Today, most of the constitutional monarchies are prime ministerial by nature and structure. It is alleged that the Prime Minister’s office does not have many legal roots, but is open to speculation and calculation of historians and political scientists3. In recent years, perhaps the most accused Prime Minister as a dictator is Margaret Thatcher4. Not having properly written powers has not prevented the Prime Minister’s office from being in control of most of the situations5. The nature of the Prime Minister’s work is all-pervasive. He is the national leader, chief policymaker, Parliament leader, leader of the ruling party and the most powerful point in the whole of United Kingdom and all information and power are at his disposal6. UK Prime Ministers are also charged with sometimes behaving like the United States President.
The Prime Minister, even though appointed by the British Monarch, is bound by the constitutional convention and if happens to lose the majority in House of Commons, is bound to resign or request for a general election. To some extent, Prime Minister’s office is still a de facto shade in it; it is governed more by custom than by the law of the land. British Monarch is bound by Prime Minister’s advice and this gives the Prime Minister a more powerful position. He also can use certain royal prerogatives directly7.
Even though Prime Ministers are never prevented from running the country in their own individual style, the fact remains that his position remains ambiguous as he is not empowered by any statutory authority.
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Also each is responsible to the electors who put him in his elevated position. Responsible too, to his party members, especially to those who have been elected into power alongside him. Nor is he completely free to act as he wishes in a unilateral way. There are checks on such activity or else both the leaders of both United States and the United Kingdom would be mere dictators.
According to him, a prime minister “monopolized the counsels of the King, he closely superintended the administration, he ruthlessly controlled patronage, and he led the predominant party in parliament.” This definition gives a complete concept of how powerful a prime minister can be.
In the corporate world, power can be articulated as being upward where the subordinate manipulate the leader’s decisions or downward where the superior control their juniors (Jennings 1999,p.23). In United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the leader of Her Majesty’s government.
Like any other kid, she had her childhood interests and participated in sports, piano classes, debates, and enjoyed public speaking and reading politics books. She lived from October 1925 to April 2013. Born as Margaret Hilda Roberts, she attended a local grammar school, then Grantham girls High school, and later got accepted at Oxford University to study chemistry and science (“Margaret,” biography.com).
The executive constitutes the part of the government with the sole authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the country (Stewart, 2010). The branch of the executive executes and reinforces the law the law of states. The united Kingdom Monarch and the immediate family are constitutional and are responsible for bestowing honours and appointing the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister also drives the Labor Party's policies and is most likely to be expected to justify those policies at the time of election. The Prime Minister is a working Member of Parliament. The Prime Minister may be head of the government but he is also seen as 'primus inter pares' - first among equals .Since he chooses his Cabinet, the Prime Minister has to be seen as the head of the executive branch of government.
The term was initially used as a derogatory term indicating Monarch's pet or favourite. Professor Philip Worton in 1987, attributed four main functions to the office of the Prime Minister:
In UK system, Prime Minister has a great deal of power. With these powers, is it possible for him to be a dictator with corrupt practises Can he pay his way through to dictatorship of the worst kind in the world
The whole work of thirty chequered years of glory and obloquy struck down in a moment! The noblest prize that industry, dexterity, wit and eloquence ever obtained vanishing into nothing in the very instant in which is had been grasped!" Lord Blake (1975, p.1)1.
At the age of 29, Noda won the Chiba Prefecture assembly election for the first time. The former Prime Minister Naoto Kan appointed Noda as the Minister of Finance in 2010. After the resignation of Kan,