Parliament is more important than people think

This is a great long read from Meg Russell and Daniel Glover describing the important role of Parliament in the legislation process.

*Spoiler alert*

‘Our final conclusion is that, once all of these different faces of power are considered, parliament is very far from peripheral in the legislative process – instead it is central to that process. It offers more than just ‘legitimation’ for government policy: it actively shapes that policy, from the very earliest stage of agenda setting to when it is finally agreed. Contrary to popular belief, the Westminster parliament can indeed properly be described as a ‘legislator’.  

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