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- James O'Driscoll
ISBN-10 0194306445 ISBN-13 9780194306447
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Study Cards on party, political, british

How do most people feel about politicians?
cynical
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Which of these names, Downing House - Number Ten - PM, is not used to refer to the position of the Prime Minister?
Downing House.
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What is the name of the government department which is responsible for Britain's dealings with the rest of the world?
the Foreign Office
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In which respect is Britain most unusual among 21st century states? It does not have:
A written constitution.
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Which of these do not apply to the British political system? Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy and presidential democracy.
presidential democracy
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What is the name of the British secret service?
MI6
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Which political party has not been in government in the last 50 years?
Liberal Democrat.
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Where does the British parliament meet?
the Palace of Westminster
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Which political party traditionally draws its support from the working class?
Labour party.
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For which land is the Plaid Cymru the nationalist party?
Wales
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What is the name of the arrangement whereby two MPs from opposing parties each agree not to participate in a parliamentary vote?
the pairing system
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What is the main purpose of the annual conference held by each big party?
To boost morale.
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Free benefits which you get as part of your job
perks
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A person who manage to get food, drink, and other things without having to pay for them
freeloader
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A vote by all the people to say 'yes' or 'no' to a certain proposition
referendum
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Shouting in order to try to interrupt someone giving a speech
heckling
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Saying or writing things that are insulting to God
blasphemy
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A dark secret from your past which you try to keep hidden
skeleton in the cupboard
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A person who is a close adviser to a politician or political party and whose job is to make them look good in the media
spin doctor
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The attitude which takes extreme care not saying anything which might offend a minority group
political correctness (PC)
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