Can politicians do what they want?

Politicians- Can they do anything thing they want?

Some people say politicians can do anything they want because they have alot of power and they can not be kicked out.

But I disagree with them because:-

A. Politians can be kicked out.

B. They have power but not more than the supreme court.

C. People will find out immediately because people can see them and post it on social media.

These are my reasons on why politicians can not do everything. What are yours? please comment down below.

Comments (11)

  • Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ the BNC
    16 Jan 2020

    Although this is a short post, I have published it as it's a good discussion starter to see what other people think!

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    16 Jan 2020

    I strongly believe that prime ministers can not do what they what. I think this because.
    Firstly, we live in a democratic country, if the prime minister did what he/she wants all the time the nation could be seen as a dictatorship, in democracy you need to vote on particular things, the majority of MPs or non- government people need to agree. For example: lets just say, the prime minister has put forward a bill that says: The voting age should be lowered to 16 and 50 people agree but 150 disagree then the bill is not passed.
    Secondly, if the PM was to do whatever she/he wants it could damage the country. I think this because the prime minister could just pass a law like, for example: schools will be open from 1 o clock to 4 o clock 2 days a week.
    Finally, if the prime minister was to do whatever she/ he wants then that could cause lots and lots of disagreement which would lead to protests, abuse on social media, arguing and lack of productivity. In addition to this, the prime minister would be abused this would be damaging for the prime minister. For example: if the prime minister shuts all schools then parents might feel so passionately that they might abuse the prime minister using extremely strong language, the prime minister would be forced to resign and then there would uncertainty and more disagreement.

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  • Hammond School logo happy_politics | Hammond Junior School A
    16 Jan 2020

    Politicians cannot do everything because:
    - Before an action takes place, it must be voted for before it can happen.
    - The public will also see what they are doing and they could have bad opinions on them.
    - They are a role model and if they start to do whatever, they want the public will start disobeying them as they followed their example.
    - Newspapers will report on them and then the constituency will lose faith in them and they will be forced to resign by the public.
    - Anything they do will be judged by other countries. Doing things they do not like means if we need their help, they may refuse.
    Therefore, I believe that politicians cannot do whatever they like.

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    1. tom Tom @ the BNC
      happy_politics's comment 16 Jan 2020

      A good overview of some of the ways politicians are held to account and their powers limited!

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    2. Hammond School logo genuine_cat | Hammond Junior School A
      happy_politics's comment 18 Jan 2020

      I strongly agree with you Happy Politics, politicians cannot do whatever they want. Basically, they are the voice of thousands upon thousands of people- their constituency. This means they cannot vote or do whatever they like, it must be in the interest of the constituency they represent as THEY voted for the MP. I like how you said, ‘Anything they [politicians] do will be judged by other countries. Doing things, they do not like means if we need their help, they may refuse.’ This is completely true, because countries cannot make laws without other countries watching through news and social media. Something I would like to add to this is the fact of protests and petitions because it puts pressure on politicians to change laws.

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    17 Jan 2020

    In the comment I did on the 16 of January I meant: and there would be more uncertainty and disagreement.

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  • The Sherwood School grateful_crab | The Sherwood School
    17 Jan 2020

    Politicians can not do what they want because ny wrong action could cause a major loss of fans or more formal followers. In addition to this, the media would keep track of what hey are doing and could spread very quickly if a wrong action was committed.

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  • Hammond School logo awesome_vegetable | Hammond Junior School A
    18 Jan 2020

    Politicians cannot do whatever they wish because:
    - Social Media and The Press will report on anything they do, and they could be forced to resign.
    - It would make a bad impression on the constituency.
    - Other countries could get a bad impression too, and if we need their help, they could refuse.
    - An action, before it takes place, it has to be voted for anyway so it couldn’t happen.
    So no, a politician can’t do what they want.

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  • Hammond School logo precious_desert | Hammond Junior School B
    21 Jan 2020

    Well I believe that politicians have only a bit of power because of the Supreme Court and the government have more power. But really the question is whether politicians can do what they want but I don't think so because a lot of people (queen,prime ministers and government) can do what they want.

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  • Arnhem-Wharf-logo-250x250.jpg persistent_effort | Arnhem Wharf Primary School
    21 Jan 2020

    they can not do everything they want here is one point.....
    If they say thier real opinion deep down in thier hearts people will not do as they say which might result to LACK of power which would therefore result to steping down to a less powerful job

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  • Hammond School logo versatile_molecule | Hammond Junior School B
    01 Feb 2020

    I strongly believe that politicians SHOULD not do what they want, I think this because:
    Firstly, this is a democratic country, this means that people here have freedom of speech, due to this people can protest against the politicians so, this means that if politicians were to do what they want then people can protest against having their democratic rights taken away and as a result of this, their will be lack of productivity and lots of disruption. For example: in Hong Kong there was huge protests, there still is in some places there, transport was disrupted, flights got cancelled and the economy went into recession.
    Concluding my argument, politicians should not do what they want because if they do then there will be lots of disruption and disagreement.

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