Can politicians do whatever they want?
Politicans have a lot of power, but can they do what they want all the time?
awesome_vegetable: Politicians cannot do whatever they want, as if they do, it can affect their power and can easily be forced to resign. However, politicians can do whatever they want as they have a lot of power. My opinion is: Politicians cannot do whatever they want as it will have dramatic side effects.
happy_politics: Politicians cannot do whatever they want as they are representing the country and if the UK need help then other nations could refuse to help due to that politician’s arrogance. However, politicians can do what they want as not all things are voted for by the public. Some are just voted for by their political party, and if they are the leader of that party, then they could attempt to convince them to agree. My opinion is: Politicians cannot do whatever they want as they could be badly represented and there may be protesters attempting to hurt them. It’s for their own good!
So we both think the same thing. But, can this change?
Houses of Parliament
Both houses (House of Commons and House of Lords) have to vote for something before it can take place. If the majority wins, it can happen. If not, then it can’t. This means that a politician alone cannot make something happen.
Prime Minister of the UK (Boris Johnson)
Boris can appoint and dismiss:
- Other Cabinet users and ministers.
- Policies and activities of all Government Departments.
- All staff of the Civil Service.
He has control of all those people. He can do whatever he wishes with them. He can do whatever he likes.
Time for our opinions! Have they changed?
awesome_vegetable: My opinion has not changed. I still believe that Politicians cannot do whatever they want.
happy_politics: My opinion has not fully changed, but it has swayed me more to the opposition. Boris can do whatever he likes with those people. He can even fire them for no reason! That is why my opinion has slightly changed.
Thank you for reading!
awesome_vegetable and happy_politics.