A Government is formed in the UK when the Queen invites a member of the House of Commons to form a Government. It is by convention that a Prime Minister comes from the House of Commons and is the leader of the largest party in the House. This is because as Prime Minister they need to be directly accountable to the people’s elected representatives. As such, the last Prime Minister to govern from the House of Lords was the Marquess of Salisbury in 1902.
The parallels between Donald Trump’s Russia Affair and the Watergate Scandal are obviously going to be made – some are groundless – but there are elements of both that appear to have some commonalities.
In what has been a difficult week for Donald Trump, it does appear that he may have won his first major legislative victory.
There has long been opposition to Donald Trump’s agreed State Visit to the United Kingdom. Indeed, an e-petition that said that it should not take place was signed by over 1.8 million Britons. As such, it was debated in Westminster Hall on the 27th February 2017. Many MPs voiced their opposition to the visit, but the Government replied to the petition saying: Continue reading