Centres of Power: Parliament and the Prime Minister

In a sense the prime minister is supreme. He (or she) can get away with just about anything so long as he commands a majority in the House of Commons. If his party has an overall majority there, and if party discipline is good, then he knows that his support is secure. If, however, his support in the House of Commons cracks, he is finished.

Read more in Access to English: Social Studies, pp. 169-174. Then do the tasks in the textbook and on this website.

The Houses of Parliament, London The Houses of Parliament, London

Audio: Politicians "play language game"

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