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  United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British Isles is a term frequently used to refer to the archipelago that includes Great Britain and Ireland, and their associated islands, such as the Channel Islands, the Hebrides, the Isle of Man, the Isle of Wight, Orkney, the Shetland Islands.
Some British economists demand that the European Central Bank be reformed to mirror the Bank of England before the UK joins the Euro, a demand which, given the German economic difficulties following adoption of the Euro, would seem to be possible in the future.
The Blair government has put off the question of participation in the Euro system, citing five economic tests that would need to be met before they recommend that the UK adopts the Euro, and hold a referendum.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_Kingdom   (4751 words)

 Politics of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As in other Parliamentary systems of government, the executive (called "the government") is drawn from and is answerable to Parliament - a successful vote of no confidence will force the government either to resign or to seek a parliamentary dissolution and a general election.
Governments with a small majority, or coalition governments, are much more vulnerable, and sometimes have to resort to extreme measures, such as "wheeling in" sick MPs, to get the necessary majority.
The Liberal Party formed a government in 1870 and then alternated with the Conservative Party as the party of government throughout the late 19th century and early 20th century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_government   (4996 words)

 HK Government: Sino-British Joint Declaration
Her Majesty's Government had by this time, following a detailed examination of the problem conducted in consultation with the then Governor concluded that confidence would begin to erode quickly in the early to mid-1980's if nothing was done to alleviate the uncertainty caused by the 1997 deadline.
It has been the consistent position of Her Majesty's Government that any agreement with the Chinese Government on the future of the territory should be acceptable to the people of Hong Kong as well as to the British Parliament and the Chinese Government.
Her Majesty's Government are confident that the agreement provides the necessary assurances about Hong Kong's future to allow the territory to continue to flourish, and to maintain its unique role in the world as a major trading and financial centre.
www.hkbu.edu.hk /~pchksar/JD/jd-full1.htm   (3380 words)

 Britannia Panorama: British Government
According to the law the Queen is head of the executive branch of the government, an integral part of the legislature, head of the judiciary, the commander-in-chief of all the armed forces of the Crown and the 'supreme governor' of the established Church of England.
The Government is formed by the party with majority support in the Commons.
The Lord Chancellor is the head of the judiciary branch of government.
www.britannia.com /gov/gov4.html   (1147 words)

 British Army: 1939-45   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
After the fall of France in June, 1940, the British Army was mainly used to protect the British Empire.
Yet though the British will go into the attack with great bravery and tenacity, as a whole they are not quick to exploit a success or to react to a sudden emergency.
British military leaders are reluctant to accept heavy losses unless the scales of victory are weighted in their favour.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /2WWbritishA.htm   (929 words)

 Communication from the German Government to the British Government - September 3, 1939
The German Government have received the British Government's ultimatum of the 3rd September, 1939.
In this spirit, the British Government rejected the proposal of Signor Mussolini, which might still have been able to save the peace of Europe, in spite of the fact that the German Government had declared their willingness to agree to it.
The German Government, therefore, reject the attempts to force Germany, by means of a demand having the character of an ultimatum, to recall its forces which are lined up for the defence of the Reich, and thereby to accept the old unrest and the old injustice.
fcit.coedu.usf.edu /holocaust/resource/document/BRIT.htm   (964 words)

 The IRISH REPUBLICAN ARMY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The response from the British government was to ban all these institutions and declare war on the new Irish democracy.
Its ineffectiveness in the face of the British government's indifference contributed to the renewal of the IRA.
It quickly became clear that the British government was simply using the Truce as a tactical device in its military campaign and the Truce broke down.
users.westnet.gr /~cgian/irahist.htm   (2418 words)

 Spaceflight Now | Breaking News | British government responds to NEO task force report
The British government issued a response Saturday to a task force report on the threat posed by near-Earth asteroids and comets, concurring with many of the recommendations in the report but promising little in the way of immediate, concrete action.
The three-person task force, created by the British government last year to study the NEO threat, issued 14 recommendations dealing not only with searching and tracking NEOs but also "mitigation" issues, such as ways to deflect an object on an impact trajectory or dealing with the aftermath of a NEO impact.
The mitigation recommendations were largely glossed over in the government response, saying it was premature to deal with them until the NEO population and any threat they pose is better understood.
spaceflightnow.com /news/n0102/26neo   (976 words)

 CNN.com - British Columbia government apologizes to Indians - Feb. 12, 2003
British Columbia's government apologized for the past treatment of the Canadian province's Indians, saying its institutions have failed to make up for past discrimination.
Last year, the government held a provincewide referendum on treaty negotiations that was soundly criticized by Indians as an attempt by the majority to impose its views on a minority.
The government said the referendum was its attempt to kickstart a stalled treaty negotiation process that had cost millions and had yet to result in a single settlement.
cnn.com /2003/WORLD/americas/02/12/canada.indians.ap   (343 words)

 ipedia.com: Politics of the United Kingdom Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Most Government Departments have headquarters in and around Whitehall (a London street), hence "Whitehall" is often used as a synonym for the central core of the Civil Service.
The opportunity to elect a regional tier of government is to be offered to various of the Regions of England in referenda over the next few years.
The current government of Northern Ireland was established as a result of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, properly known as the Belfast Agreement.
www.ipedia.com /politics_of_the_united_kingdom.html   (3686 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: British Government Statement: Policy In India, 1946
What form of Government is to replace the present regime is for India to decide; but our desire is to help her to set up forthwith the machinery for making that decision.
We are therefore unable to advise the British Government that the power which at present resides in British hands should be handed over to two entirely separate sovereign states.
The British Government, recognising the significance of the changes, will give the fullest measure of co-operation to the Government so formed in the accomplishment of its tasks of administration and in bringing about as rapid and smooth a transition as possible.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1946-india-ukpolicy.html   (2052 words)

 Nine British government agencies to test open-source software - Computerworld
A British government agency whose mission is to help reduce the cost of government is launching a series of nine IT "proof of concept" trial projects using open-source software, including Linux.
In an announcement yesterday, the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) said the trials will be conducted across a diverse group of government offices to see how open-source software compares with proprietary products -- and to learn where it can be used with comparable or improved performance and lower costs.
In July, the British government's Open Source Software Policy was announced in Parliament, which wanted a level playing field for comparisons of open-source and proprietary software based on value for money.
www.computerworld.com /printthis/2003/0,4814,85896,00.html   (668 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: British Government Statement: Policy In Burma, May 1945
It Is and has consistently been our aim to assist her political development till she can sustain the responsibilities of complete self-government within the British Commonwealth and consequently attain a status equal to that of the Dominions and of this country.
It is accordingly necessary, so long as the government of the country cannot be carried on in accordance with the provisions of the 1935 Act, that recourse should continue to be had to the provisions of Section 139, under which the administration is carried on by the Governor in direct responsibility to His Majesty's Government.
Government in accordance with the provisions of the Act of 1935 having thus been restored, as soon as the conditions in the country permit, a second phase in constitutional development will begin, during which the ground will be prepared for the attainment of full self-government.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/1945-burma-ukpolicy.html   (580 words)

 British Government Publications
Command Papers are government documents that are concerned with government policy, the reports of Royal commissions, treaties, and other annual reports.
British Government publications are available in many different formats at the UIUC library.
The Government Documents Library keeps parliamentary papers from the 1993/94 session to the present, and earlier sessions can be found in the microforms area on deck 7 in the stacks, Main Library.
www.library.uiuc.edu /doc/british/britgov.htm   (2117 words)

 British Government
The Feudal lord in essence is the government; it is dependent of the sharing of power between the lord and his subordinates.
Party Government: the British government is a party government in that it implements the will of the party.
Local Government: Britain is a Unitary Government, thus the vast amount of power is at the National level and it is not shared.
www.aasd.k12.wi.us /Staff/Hermansenjoel/bg.htm   (3589 words)

 GUIDE TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS - Newspaper and Current Periodical Reading Room (Serial and Government ...
Indexes: A. HMSO (Her (His) Majesty's Stationery Office) Catalogues The first resort of the searcher for British government publications, if one is concerned with fairly recent materials, is the Stationery Office Catalogues.
It is an encyclopedic tome covering with equal thoroughness the history of British government publications and their status as of 1980.
Supplements (Continued) B. Geographical entries of British Research Laboratories The Library of Congress has cataloged many of the British Research Laboratories and Technical Libraries not under their familiar names (e.g., Atomic Energy Research Establishment) but under the names of the cities in which they are located (e.g., Harwell, England).
www.lcweb.loc.gov /rr/news/boswell.html   (2684 words)

 Foreign & Commonwealth Office Travel
It is one of the most important parts of the Government's foreign policy.
It is designed to help British travellers to make informed decisions about travelling abroad.
Know Before You Go is an awareness campaign aimed at encouraging British travellers to prepare better before going overseas.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029390572   (412 words)

 BUBL LINK: British government
A series of government news bulletins relating to business and the economy, education and culture, health and lifestyle, home affairs, work and welfare, environment and countryside, transport and energy, and science and technology.
It was founded by act of Parliament in 1838 to bring together and preserve the records of central government and the courts of law, and to make them available to all who wish to consult them.
Gateway to local and national UK public information from government agencies at all levels, public sector organisations, voluntary and community groups, and commercial organisations, covering areas such as health, education, employment, rights, benefits, and government, among others.
bubl.ac.uk /link/b/britishgovernment.htm   (1512 words)

The BC Archives is the archives of the government of British Columbia, and provides research access to records of enduring value to the province for both the provincial government and public clientele.
Our archival holdings include: government documents and records; private historical manuscripts and papers; maps, charts and architectural plans; photographs; paintings, drawings and prints; audio and video tapes; film; newspapers; and an extensive library of publications with a strong emphasis on the social and political history of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
In honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee as Queen of Canada and her visit to British Columbia in October of 2002, the BC Archives presents on-line exhibit on previous royal visits to the province titled: Welcoming the Royals: The Archival Legacy.
www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca   (710 words)

 British Government Publications (University of York Library)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
British Government Publications: a Quick Guide provides an overview of the Library's collections.
This series includes statements of government policy (white papers), reports of Royal Commissions, the annual reports of some government departments, and papers concerned with foreign affairs in the treaty series.
More detailed information on tracing historical government publications is available in the guide to British Government Publications for the Historian.
www.york.ac.uk /services/library/guides/govpubs.htm   (3306 words)

 British Government Pledges £500m to Rebuild Faith Schools
Officials had also signalled the Government could waive the 10 percent rule for the 3.800 church primary schools.
Children in these schools, being usually surrounded by fellow class mates of the same religion, may be deprived of the experiences of being around people of various beliefs, backgrounds and points of view.
The newly elected Bristish Government has overturned a 60-year old rule which required churches to contribute towards all school building costs by pledging approximately £500m to rebuild every faith-based secondary school in England.
www.panthic.org /news/124/ARTICLE/1319/2005-05-08.html?sid=dd66056e9bf...   (812 words)

 Government House -- Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
This Office is designated under Canada’s Constitution to represent the ‘State’ of our province, with reserve powers dedicated to the unlikely necessity of providing for continuance of democratically elected government.
As well as a host of other functions, the Office is a non-partisan, non-political centre of honours dedicated to those citizens whose service to British Columbia and Canada is recognized as being significant.
Watch our website for special Open House occasions when you are invited to visit the interior of Government House, located where two previous buildings have stood and where the official centre of hospitality in our province has been located since 1865.
www.ltgov.bc.ca   (345 words)

 Wired News: Brits Launch Online Spy Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
On Sunday the British government acknowledged that it was building a system that could do the same thing in Great Britain, ostensibly to help catch money launderers, terrorists, pedophiles, and other criminals who do business online.
Despite the government's assurances, legal experts warn that the system could be easily abused.
The British government's acknowledgment of its planned system is sure to re-ignite speculation about the existence of Echelon, a supposed international electronic surveillance network.
www.wired.com /news/print/0,1294,36031,00.html   (528 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
House of Lords (highest court of appeal; several Lords of Appeal in Ordinary are appointed by the monarch for life); Supreme Courts of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland (comprising the Courts of Appeal, the High Courts of Justice, and the Crown Courts); Scotland's Court of Session and Court of the Justiciary
Over the past two decades the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs.
Meantime, the government has been speeding up the improvement of education, transport, and health services, at a cost in higher taxes.
www.cia.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/uk.html   (1652 words)

 British Government Launches Cyberalert System - Government Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
WikiGovernment is a modest proposition to bring the collaborative habits of one of the Web's most creative and prolific communities to the way the public's business gets done.
Yesterday, the British government launched ITsafe, a new initiative to protect home computer users and small businesses from viruses and other threats online.
"The purpose of this new government service is to ensure computer users are aware of the risks involved and how to deal with them easily and effectively without causing alarm.
www.govtech.net /magazine/channel_story.php?channel=24&id=93175   (321 words)

 British Embassy in the USA: Consulate websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The British Consulate-General in Houston covers a six-state area consisting of Texas, Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.
The British Consulate is closed on Public Holidays in 2005.
The British Consulate in Denver (primarily trade and investment office) reports to the British Consulate-General.
www.britainusa.com /houston   (409 words)

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