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British Politics (2)


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British Politics (2)

  1. 1. British Politics
  2. 2. What do you know about British Politics? With a partner, write any questions you hope this session will answer
  3. 3. What are the three main political parties and what do they represent?
  4. 4. The Labour Party <ul><li>In power since 1997 </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally left-wing, allied to Trade Unions but more neo-liberal in recent years </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally higher taxes, more public spending </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Conservative Party <ul><li>A right-wing party, in government for three quarters of the 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Known as ‘Tories’ </li></ul><ul><li>Traditionally low tax, low public spending </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Liberal Democrats <ul><li>The ‘third’ party, used to be a centre party but now seen as more left wing </li></ul><ul><li>Believe in higher taxation for rich and more public spending. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Electoral System: First Past the Post.
  8. 10. Voter turnout
  9. 11. Issues!! Each party has a different agenda but here are some of the main ones… <ul><li>Education and Health (NHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Crime </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorism and Defence </li></ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Housing, The Property Ladder </li></ul><ul><li>Taxation </li></ul>
  10. 12. Any Questions? (All images from Google Image search)