Category Archives: Relations Between Branches

What are the ‘Great Offices of State’?

Liz Truss’ top team is diverse in its nature.

The announcement of Liz Truss’ Cabinet following her appointment as Prime Minister on the 6th September has seen a remarkable moment for diversity in British politics in that not a single holder of one of the ‘great offices of state’ is a white male. In fact, it is the first Cabinet in European History to have that characteristic. But what do we mean by the ‘great offices of state’ and what is the history behind them?

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How did Boris Johnson (eventually) ‘Get Brexit Done’?

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Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on the 24th July 2019.

The travails of Theresa May in trying to achieve Brexit led to her eventual downfall. However, it is easy to forget that when Boris Jonson became he faced many of the same impediments that May faced. So how was he able to overcome them in order to ‘Get Brexit Done’?

What was Johnson’s position when he became Prime Minister?

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Theresa May and Brexit – An example of a lack of Prime Ministerial Control?

Theresa May – the joint worst post-war PM?

In a recent study conducted by the University of Leeds Theresa May was ranked the joint worst post-war Prime Minister. The survey was based on the he views of 93 academics from 44 universities.

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