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Bonfire Night - Remember remember the 5th of November - Happy Guy Fawkes

Discussion in 'FC Members Chat & Introductions' started by Sunshine, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Sunshine

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    Had a small bonfire this evening to mark the occassion, it's times like this I wish I had a cast iron dutch oven! Hope everyone has a safe and high bonfire night :cool:
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  2. Uncle_Al

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    Most people in the good old U.S. of A. Are unaware of Guy Fawkes and what he represents.
     
  3. Sunshine

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  4. Uncle_Al

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    Is house of Lord's what has become Parliament?
    Is it the same building?
     
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  5. Sunshine

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    This article lays it out pretty well @Uncle_Al http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/18005165 :)

    The two-House system
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    The business of Parliament takes place in two Houses: the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Their work is similar: making laws (legislation), checking the work of the government (scrutiny), and debating current issues.

    The House of Commons is also responsible for granting money to the government through approving Bills that raise taxes. Generally, the decisions made in one House have to be approved by the other.

    In this way the two-chamber system acts as a check and balance for both Houses.

    The Commons
    The Commons is publicly elected. The party with the largest number of members in the Commons forms the government.

    Members of the Commons (MPs) debate the big political issues of the day and proposals for new laws. It is one of the key places where government ministers, like the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, and the principal figures of the main political parties, work.

    The Commons alone is responsible for making decisions on financial Bills, such as proposed new taxes. The Lords can consider these Bills but cannot block or amend them.
    The Lords
    The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It is independent from, and complements the work of, the elected House of Commons. The Lords shares the task of making and shaping laws and checking and challenging the work of the government.
     
  6. Uncle_Al

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    I was unaware that British rule so closely parallels our system in the States. We have three branches of government each with checks and balances each branch has its own function. When I find it I'll post a link to a kids cartoon called school house rock that covers the subject.
     
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  7. Sunshine

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    Thanks @Uncle_Al I'd be interested to watch it :)
     
  8. Uncle_Al

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    That should be a you tube link
     
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  9. Uncle_Al

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    The most basic understanding how government runs here, then they fAil to tell us about the Senate, a different entity from congress
     
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  10. Sunshine

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    I just watched them both! Thanks @Uncle_Al :)