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  MSN Encarta - Search View - Cabinet (government)
The principal characteristics of European cabinets are the responsibility of the cabinet to the legislature, and the identification of the cabinet with the government.
Members of the Cabinet of the British government constitute the supreme executive authority of the government, and are the sole advisers to the crown.
Cabinet members are appointed by the president with the approval of the United States Senate and may be removed by the president either at will or as a result of censure or impeachment by Congress.
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 MSN Encarta - Cabinet (government)
The cabinet is formed by the prime minister or premier, and together they administer the country as long as they have the confidence of the legislature.
The Cabinet meets at 10 Downing Street in London, in the house that the British statesman Robert Walpole presented to the nation.
Normally, a Cabinet is formed as the result of a general election, but if a Cabinet resigns, the governor-general may ask the opposition leader in the House of Commons to form a government from the opposition.The prime minister chooses Cabinet ministers from members of the Canadian Parliament, largely from the House of Commons.
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 Westminster System - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Most of the procedures of the Westminster system have originated with the conventions, practices and precedents of the UK parliament, which are a part of what is known as the British constitution.
Although the dissolution of the legislature and the call for new elections is formally done by the head of state, by convention the head of state acts according to the wishes of the head of government.
Linked to Cabinet government is the idea, at least in theory, that ministers are responsible for the actions of their departments.
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 cabinet on Encyclopedia.com
In Great Britain, where the cabinet system originated, it was at first a committee of the privy council and rose to its modern status only after the sovereignty of Parliament had been established by the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and the gradual emergence of party government in the 18th cent.
The British cabinet is a body of ministers drawn from the party that possesses a majority in the House of Commons; it is responsible to the Commons for the conduct of the administration.
The cabinet is chosen by the prime minister, who is guided by the necessity of choosing a group that will represent the disparate elements in his party.
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The cabinet is formed by the prime minister, and together they administer the country as long as they have the confidence of the legislature.
A cabinet of the British type typically consists of members of the party that has a decisive majority in the legislature, although cabinets are sometimes formed by parties that together control a majority.
Cabinet members are appointed by the president with the approval of the United States Senate and may be removed by the president either at will or as a result of censure or impeachment by the Congress of the United States.
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 Manas: History and Politics, British India
British rule was justified, in part, by the claims that the Indians required to be civilized, and that British rule would introduce in place of Oriental despotism and anarchy a reliable system of justice, the rule of law, and the notion of 'fair play'.
The British annexation of Awadh, and the character of the Nawab, were made the subjects of an extraordinary film by Satyajit Ray, entitled The Chess Players ("Shatranj ke Khilari").
This was by far the greatest threat posed to the British since the beginnings of their acquisition of an empire in India in 1757, and within the space of a few weeks in May large swathes of territory in the Gangetic plains had fallen to the rebels.
www.sscnet.ucla.edu /southasia/History/British/BrIndia.html   (998 words)

 Warhorse Simulations: History Papers: "Submit to a Humiliation"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
For their part, the British Cabinet ministers were shaken by the ease with which they had been drawn into making a public stand against Germany, despite the policy decided upon only two months earlier.
The Cabinet was recalled from the August recess to consider the situation, and both Halifax and Chamberlain reiterated their support for the established policy.
The most telling criticism of British Czechoslovakian policy, and one that does not have to rely on hindsight, is that the British failed to consider the long-term effects of the elimination of Czech military power on the strategic balance in Europe.
www.warhorsesim.com /papers/munichcrisis.htm   (11066 words)

 The Cabinet and British Politics
The Cabinet is appointed by the Prime Minister.
The current Cabinet members who buck this trend are Gordon Brown who is considered to be highly skilled in economic matters and Estelle Morris, who as Minister for Education, has a teaching background.
This according to current constitutional theory, is where the Cabinet meets as a body to discuss issues relevant to the country.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /cabinet_and_british_politics.htm   (618 words)

 British Cabinet Office Records on the Second World War
Cabinet 65/1-55 contains the minutes of the War Cabinet beginning with the Cabinet conclusions for 3 September 1939 and ending with the conclusions for 24 July 1945.
The Chiefs of Staff Committee was composed of the chiefs of the three military services and was responsible for "advising the War Cabinet on any matters affecting, or affected by the military aspect of the conduct of the war." This included manpower, equipment, munitions, logistics, directives to commanders, strategy and relations with allies and neutrals.
Its function was to advise the War Cabinet on the general conduct of the war, but the mechanics of the Committee did not operate well and its functions were finally absorbed by other committees.
www.stanford.edu /group/Jonsson/pubvii4.html   (1408 words)

 A history of the British Cabinet
He well knew the value of Pitt, and the importance of having him a leading spirit in the cabinet.
To accomplish this end, he visited the great commoner in person, at Hayes, where Pitt was laid up with the gout, but he failed in his mission, and made up an incongruous cabinet.
These, with other members of the cabinet, formed such a motley group of men of conflicting political views, that its early dissolution seemed inevitable.
www.publicbookshelf.com /public_html/Our_Country_vol_2/historybr_i.html   (478 words)

 Yale University Library: British Studies
The records consist of 101 volumes of minutes or conclusions of the British Cabinet.
The records consist of 288 volumes of memoranda of the British Cabinet Office, 1915-1939.
Cabinet memoranda were the papers circulated to members of the Cabinet by individual ministers before the discussion of major problems or questions of policy.
www.library.yale.edu /rsc/history/history/britstud/Britstud/Government/Cabinet_Office.htm   (641 words)

A scandal-prone British Cabinet minister was forced to resign Wednesday for the second time in less than a year in a major embarrassment for Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Lebanon's cabinet was to meet to examine a UN report into the murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri amid growing calls for the resignation of embattled President Emile Lahoud.
Lebanon's cabinet was to meet to examine the report on a UN probe into the murder of former premier Rafiq Hariri that has implicated security officials in both Lebanon and Syria.
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 Propaganda Matrix.com - Exposing the New World Order and Government Sponsored Terrorism
Some commentators, mindful that one of Tony Blair's closest confidante's is a practising paedophile, are even suggesting that this particular scandal, and not Blair's repeated lies and fabricated reports in regard to Iraq, may well prove the downfall of a government mired in sleaze and corruption.
Were he to be fingered the fall out would be spectacular but short-lived -- he's been a long time out of the cabinet and is sufficiently distant from Tony to be regarded as not requiring the presentational finesse of a "rolling" Cabinet committee, whatever that might be.
Michael James is a British freelance journalist and translator, resident in Germany for over 11 years.
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 Cabinet(British) - Uncyclopedia
The Cabinet is the British answer to the American League of Justice.
The number of it's members varies depending on circumstance, but each member of Cabinet is given a special ring, a book of passwords, and superhuman powers by the monarch, upon the recomendation of the British Prime Minister.
The job of the Cabinet in a modern Constitutional Monarchy is to solve crimes, either from the high-tech lab, The Cabinet Office, or in their mobile lab, The Battle Bus.
www.uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Cabinet(British)   (222 words)

 Ireland's OWN: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Just after 10 am on Thursday, 7 February, as the most senior figures in the Tory War Cabinet discussed their strategy in the Gulf War, then raging, one of three IRA mortars, launched from a firing position on the corner of Horseguards Avenue and Whitehall, landed in the British Prime Minister's residence.
This, coupled with special defences in the cabinet room, ensured that injuries were restricted to two civil servants and two policemen attached to the Diplomatic Protection Squad.
The fact that the IRA, in the midst of one of the tightest security clampdowns in British history, had reached the centre of government in Britain and came within feet of wiping out its top tier, shocked the British establishment and dominated news headlines across the world.
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 USATODAY.com - Senior British Cabinet minister resigns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LONDON (AP) — A key member of Tony Blair's Cabinet and the man in charge of legislation on crime and terrorism in Britain resigned after acknowledging that his department fast-tracked a visa for his former lover's nanny.
Blunkett's place in the Cabinet became shakier with the revelation that he made caustic comments about colleagues to the author of a newly published biography.
Blunkett's problems have been a distraction and embarrassment for Blair's government since the affair was revealed in August, but it got worse this month with the disclosure of his low opinion of some colleagues.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-12-16-uk-blunkett_x.htm?csp=34   (812 words)

 ABC News: British Cabinet Minister Forced to Resign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
British Cabinet Minister David Blunkett Forced to Resign Again, a Major Embarrassment for Blair
LONDON Nov 2, 2005 — A scandal-prone British Cabinet minister was forced to resign Wednesday for the second time in less than a year in a major embarrassment for Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Blair's office said Cabinet Office minister John Hutton would replace Blunkett in a high profile and challenging post as the government seeks to overhaul Britain's unemployment and disability benefits systems.
abcnews.go.com /International/wireStory?id=1274026&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312   (367 words)

 British Cabinet minister calls for Zimbabwe cricket boycott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LONDON (AP) _ A British government minister said Sunday it would be "offensive" for England cricketers to play a World Cup fixture in Zimbabwe when millions of people are facing starvation in the country.
Many British lawmakers are opposed to England playing in Zimbabwe because of the violence, corruption and economic collapse the country has suffered under President Robert Mugabe.
The board, which has unsuccessfully pressed the British government for financial compensation, is scheduled to hold a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the issue.
www.namibian.com.na /2003/January/sport/03A96D76D1.html   (428 words)

 Paul Boateng --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
He was the son of Kwaku Boateng, a lawyer who served as a cabinet minister in the Ghanaian government of Kwame Nkrumah, and Eleanor Boateng.
British politician, the first person of African descent to serve in a British cabinet.
British politician who, with Paul Boateng and Diane Abbott, was one of the first persons of African descent to win election to the House of Commons.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9399775?tocId=9399775   (796 words)

 Yale University Library: Great Britain. Cabinet Office
Included are the War Cabinet Minutes (Series W.C.), "A" Minutes, "X" Minutes, (Peacetime) Cabinet Conclusions, the Conferences of Ministers, Imperial War Cabinet Minutes, and Cabinet Conclusions.
The records consist of volumes 1-67 of the memoranda of the War Cabinet, WP and CP series.
The records consist of volumes 1-9 of the standing monthly reports by various ministries to the Cabinet for the period September 11, 1939 to December 28, 1942.
www.library.yale.edu /rsc/nmrr/microform/gbco.html   (586 words)

 Cabinet Office
The Cabinet Office is at the centre of Government, coordinating policy and strategy across government departments.
Cabinet Secretary Sir Gus O'Donnell announced, that departmental capability reviews will take place across government as part of his drive to improve civil service delivery.
The Better Regulation Executive (BRE) will be co–ordinating the Cabinet Office’s work on European affairs during the UK Presidency, however individual management units will be driving their own agendas forward.
www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk   (503 words)

 GN Online: Khalifa visits historic British Cabinet war rooms
The war rooms were used by the British cabinet throughout World War II.
During his tour, Sheikh Khalifa was briefed by Reed on the layout and role of the museum, which at one point was the nerve centre of the British government.
The war rooms, with all their contents, were closed two days after the end of the war, and were re-opened as a museum in 1984.
www.gulf-news.com /Articles/print.asp?ArticleID=89562   (415 words)

 BBC NEWS | Politics | Cabinet at war over Iraq?
Almost as soon as MPs left Westminster for the summer recess, opponents of a war with Iraq began demanding that Parliament be recalled to debate the prospect of British involvement.
Given the level of parliamentary unease, not to mention the lack of public support for a war, it's hardly surprising that some members of the Cabinet are reported to be unhappy at the prospect of British involvement in a US led campaign against Saddam Hussein.
No one is yet talking seriously about Cabinet resignations, but the International Development Secretary, Clare Short, has expressed concern in the past and the Chancellor, Gordon Brown, is reported to have voiced reservations about the possible cost of any military action.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk_politics/2202665.stm   (549 words)

 islandpacket.com | British Cabinet minister forced to quit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
LONDON (AP) - British Cabinet minister David Blunkett, who overcame blindness and humble beginnings to reach high office, was forced to resign Wednesday for the second time in less than a year - a major embarrassment for Prime Minister Tony Blair who had strongly backed his scandal-prone friend.
It was deeply embarrassing for Blair, who strongly backed Blunkett throughout months of scandal and damaging headlines and hurried him back into the Cabinet less than five months after his first resignation.
Blair's office said Cabinet Office minister John Hutton would replace Blunkett as head of the department of work and pensions - a high profile and challenging post as the government seeks to overhaul Britain's unemployment and disability benefits systems.
www.islandpacket.com /24hour/world/story/2862541p-11524246c.html   (648 words)

 Random Ramblings from a Republican
The IRA made an attempt to take out the entire British War Cabinet in February 7th, 1991.
With a salvo of improvised mortar bombs fired from a lorry, the Provisional IRA nearly took out the most important and high profile members of the British government in a single attack.
This attack helped to seal the thoughts in the minds of many British politicians that they would eventually have to deal with the Provos at the negotiating table.
tiocfaidharlaa.blogspot.com /2005/02/attempt-on-british-war-cabinet-1991.html   (353 words)

 Middle Eastern Studies: The geopolitics of the first british expedition to Egypt - I: the cabinet crisis of September ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The British cabinet in 1800 was forced to make a strategic gamble in sending an expeditionary force to Egypt as a means of undermining French expansionism.
The conflict in Egypt gave British naval forces the opportunity to strike at the French and prevent their anticipated advance on British-held India.
The costliness of the war and the failure to achieve victory severely strained the British cabinet.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:15855870&refid=holomed_1   (241 words)

 VOANews.com - Former British Cabinet Members Say Blair Exaggerated Iraq Threat
Strong criticism has been leveled at British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the start of a parliamentary inquiry into whether his government misued intelligence information to justify the war in Iraq.
Another former senior minister who resigned from the cabinet over the war is Clare Short, the former International Development Secretary.
She told the inquiry committee that raw intelligence was hyped up or doctored by the government to persuade a skeptical British public and parliament that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that posed a real and imminent threat to global security.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/library/news/2003/intell-030617-voa01.htm   (374 words)

 Las Vegas SUN: British Cabinet Minister Forced to Resign
LONDON (AP) - A scandal-prone British Cabinet minister was forced to resign Wednesday for the second time in less than a year in a major embarrassment for Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The resignation robbed Blair of a vital Cabinet ally, temporarily left his flagship reforms of pensions and the benefits system rudderless and heightened speculation that the prime minister's authority is waning.
Blunkett insisted he had simply misunderstood the guidelines and was selling $27,000 worth of shares in the company, DNA Bioscience, for which he was briefly a non-executive director.
www.lasvegassun.com /sunbin/stories/w-eur/2005/nov/02/110202168.html   (531 words)

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