Politicians and Power by Alphabet

Politicians and Power - Featured Image 2

These are twenty-six letters from A-Z about politicians and power. There is a small explanation for every word.

A is for Aggressive...

I decided to use this word even though parliament is supposed to be a calm atmosphere. An example of this would be when, in our session, there was an example when a politician punched a protester when they threw an egg at him. I think that it wasn't right for him to do that because that protester didn't hurt him in any way, shape or form. Even if did feel that he was hurt, he has people to take action on that protester. However, in everyday debates in the houses of parliament, they very rarely start to get aggressive.

B is for Bipartisan...

Bipartisan is when there is a cooperative effort by two political parties. Loyola University the USA did a survey to find out if Americans prefer bipartisanship. The question that they asked was, “What should elected officials do?” 68% said politicians should “try to cooperate across party lines” and almost two-thirds said they should “compromise to find solutions.” Over 90% said they should “treat opponents with more civility.” However, some people argue that bipartisanship weakens the way democracy work. A man argued that 'the “conflicts of rival parties” were necessary to keep the republic vital.' This is my source for this letter.

C is for Campaign...

This is an organized effort to win a seat in parliament. Recently, there were many campaigns to see who would be in charge of certain areas in the UK and who would be the official PM. You probably got a lot of people knocking on your door and receiving lots of leaflets leading up to the 12th of December.

D is for Demagogue...

This is a leader who appeals to greed, fear, and hatred, and often spreads lies. Joseph McCarthy is often described as ''a classic demagogue.''

E is for Equal...

I chose the word ''equal'' because the word democracy is often associated with politics. Democracy makes sure that almost everybody has a say in very important decisions. The UK is a democracy.

F is for Funding...

Sometimes the government is able to fund things like schools and hospitals. The UK is able to do this: the NHS and public schools. This means that poorer families will be able to afford these things and we are luckier than other countries to have these. This can also show other countries that we have a lot of power and money.

G is for Government...

A government is a group of people that have the power to rule in a territory, according to the law. This territory may be a country, a state or province within a country, or a region. Governments make laws, rules, and regulations, collect taxes and print money. The leader of our government is Boris Johnson. In our government, we have a house of commons and a house of lords. In the house of commons, there are ordinary people called MPs who are in charge of different areas of the country: constituencies. In the house of lords, there are royal people like the Queen.

H is for Honest...

I decided to use this word because sometimes there is honesty within parliament and other times there isn't much of it. For example, this is another one from today's session, in the one from India the PM stole a lot of money (millions of dollars) from the treasury without anybody knowing. Also, the money scandals where the lady said that she needed money back for the new TV that she bought because ''it was to do with work.''

I is for Immigration...

This is the ceremony that marks the start of the new president's term of office. Under the US constitution, this happens on 20 January of the year following the election. Obviously, this is more of an American thing to do.

J is for Jeopardy...

This means the danger of loss, harm, or failure. English law states that a person may not be tried twice for the same offense. The rule has been firmly established in the common law for many centuries. I got this information from this source.

K is for King...

By the word king, I meant for it to link in with the queen and the royal family. This is because a lot of people think that the royal family is more powerful than the government. The queen has to say ''strictly neutral'' when it comes to political affairs. The Queen does not vote or stand for election, however, she does have important ceremonial and formal roles in relation to the government of the UK. I used this source.

L is for Leadership...

Leadership is very important if you want to be a political leader. Political leaders are very important – through the government ( who have authority ), they assess the distribution of power and resources, build relationships with other countries and make decisions that can have a big impact on the well-being of the country and its people. This is the source.

M is for MP...

The public elects Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs consider and can make new laws as well as raising issues that matter in the houses of parliament. They split their time between working in Parliament itself, working in the constituency ( their areas ) that elected them and working for their political party: for example conservatives or labor.

N is for Nomination...

This is when a political party chooses its official candidate for a particular office. An example of an office would be the prime minister ( PM ).

O is for Offensive...

An example of someone being offensive would be Donald Trump since he has continuously been racist. But one example of someone being offensive in parliament would be Boris Johnson. For example, he had compared Muslim women to letterboxes and he later faced humiliation in parliament from Labour MP, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi. Dhesi said: “For those of us who from a young age have had to endure and face up to being called names such as towel-head, or Taliban, or coming from bongo-bongo land, we can fully appreciate the hurt and pain of already vulnerable Muslim women when they are described as looking like bank robbers and letterboxes.'' Here is the video of Dhesi asking for the apology.

P is for PM...

The Prime Minister is the leader of Her Majesty’s Government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of the government. The PM of the united kingdom is Boris Johnson. Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on 24 July 2019. Before he was the foreign Secretary from 13 July 2016 to 9 July 2018. He was elected Conservative MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip in May 2015. And he was the MP for Henley from June 2001 to June 2008.

Q is for Questions...

A lot of people have been asking questions to parliament such as ''What is the UK doing to help stop climate change?''

R is for Referendum...

A referendum is a vote. It is a direct and universal vote in where almost everyone is invited to vote on a particular and it can have a local effect or one on the whole country. Depending on the results the government will change the law or take the needed action depending on what the public voted for.

S is for Suffrage...

Suffrage is the right to vote in political elections. Voting is important because it demonstrates democracy and in the UK it is a right that everyone has ( except children ).

T is for Taxpayers...

Taxpayers are people who give some of their wages to the government to use for things like hospitals, fire services, and the police.

U is for _________________ ...

I was unsure what to put for this one, so I've just left it open for anyone else who has any ideas : )

V is for Voter...

Voters have the power to decide how the UK is run. The MPs you voted for, that won will be making decisions on issues that you care about, including NHS, Housing, Education and the Environment. By voting in the election you can support a candidate who will represent your views in parliament and can influence the policy issues you care about. An election is also a chance to speak out if you have a complaint about the way the country is being run.

W is for _________________...

Again, I was unsure what to put for this one as well so this is also open to anyone else who has ideas.

X is for Xenophobic...

On google, the definition is: having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. I believe that it can sometimes get to a negative level; however, I believe that it doesn't really get to the level of ''prejudice.''

Y is for You...

By this, I mean that we have a lot more power than we think we do. Although most of us aren't old enough to vote yet, we can still get involved be doing BNC or making petitions.

Z is for Zeal...

Zeal means having a lot of enthusiasm and passion for a certain affair. For example, you could be zeal for ending climate change.

There are 26 words in the order of the alphabet to do with politicians and power. If you can find anything better for U and W, please let me know.

Sources:

Source 1

Source 2

Source 3

Comments (4)

You must be logged in to post a comment