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UK system of government

Frequently Asked Questions are listed in order of popularity.

Does Britain have a written constitution?
The British constitution has evolved over many centuries. Unlike the constitutions of America, France and many Commonwealth countries, the British constitution has not been assembled at any time into a single, consolidated document. Instead it is made up of common law, statute law and convention.

How does Britainís system of government work?
Britain is a parliamentary democracy with a constitutional Monarch. The House of Commons and the House of Lords, together with the Monarch, make up Parliament

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