Britain’s Unelected Government

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By pursuing radical new policies, Liz Truss is adopting a manifesto for which she does not have an electoral mandate.

A strange thing about British democracy is how many prime ministers are not elected in, well, an election. The British electoral system gives power to whichever party receives the most seats in parliament, and whoever is leader of that party then becomes prime minister.

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Tobias Stone

Tobias Stone

Writing about politics, history, and society. Also at www.tswriting.substack.com, www.tswriting.co, @ts_writing