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  Prime Minister - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the modern office of Prime Minister developed in the UK the first actual usage of the word Prime Minister or Premiere Minstre was used by Cardinal Richelieu, when, in 1624 he was named to head the royal council as prime minister of France.
The Prime Minister is formally the presiding minister of the Privy Council and the cabinet.
The last prime minister not to be First Lord of the Treasury was Lord Salisbury at the turn of the 20th century.
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 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Prime Minister is appointed by the Sovereign, who is bound by constitutional convention to choose the individual most likely to command the support of the House of Commons (normally, the leader of the party with a majority in that body).
The title "Prime Minister", however, is not altogether a matter of convention, as in 1905 it was in a sense given official recognition when the "Prime Minister" was named in the "order of precedence," outranked, among non-royals, only by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York and by the Lord Chancellor.
Whenever the office of Prime Minister falls vacant, the Sovereign is responsible for appointing the new incumbent; the appointment is formalised at a ceremony known as Kissing Hands.
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 Prime Minister   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A prime minister is the chief member of the cabinet in a parliamentary system of government or alternatively an official in a presidential system or semi-presidential system whose duty is to execute the of the President and manage the civil service.
Kåre Willoch Prime Minister of Norway 1981 - 1986
Prime Ministers can be found in both monarchies (as is the case in the United Kingdom Norway and Japan) and in republics where the head of state is elected or unelected official with varying degrees real power.
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 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
However the office of "prime minister" has explicitly referred to a number of times emergency wartime legislation; and in 1905 the title was in a sense recognized when the "prime minister" was given position within the ' order of precedence ' (behind the Archbishop of York).
The Prime Minister's main responsibilities include setting direction of the government appointing members of Cabinet coordinating the activities of the Cabinet and government departments participating in ceremonial and being the 'face' of the government the UK and abroad.
The Prime Minister and the government must upon the passage of a vote of no confidence or the loss of a vote of confidence unless the defeated Prime Minister seeks dissolution of parliament which in theory the may refuse but in practice never does.
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 Prime Minister of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister is the head of government, exercising many of the executive functions nominally vested in the Sovereign, who is head of state.
Ministers, Privy Counsellors, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, senior civil servants, senior military officers, senior judges, Archbishops and Bishops of the Church of England, members of important committees and commissions, and several other officials are selected, and in some cases may be removed, by the Prime Minister.
Some Prime Ministers go from one position to the other: Ramsay MacDonald, for example, was dominant in his Labour governments, but during his National Government his powers diminished so that by his final years in Downing Street he was merely the figurehead of the government.
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The Prime Minister is the head of the UK Government and is ultimately responsible for the policy and decisions of Government.
As head of the UK Government the Prime Minister also oversees the operation of the civil service and Government agencies, appoints members of the cabinet, and is the principal Government figure in the House of Commons.
Current Prime Minister Tony Blair came to power after the 1997 election, and was re-elected in 2001 and 2005.
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 [29 Apr 1998]: PRESS CONFERENCE BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER OF UNITED KINGDOM
At a Headquarters press conference this morning, the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, John Prescott, called on the developing nations to sign the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The Deputy Prime Minister said the signing of the Protocol by developed countries was an indication of their seriousness to look for global solutions to the problem of climate change.
Prescott said the Union was talking to the United States and was satisfied that it would sign the Protocol.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/1998/19980429.UK29A.html   (948 words)

  
 The Rt. Hon. John Major, C.H., Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Will be the Guest of Honour and Speaker at ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Prime Minister Major succeeded Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister in 1990.
Prime Minister Major's remarkable life saw him leave school at 16 years old and yet, without the benefit of a privileged background, serve in three great offices of state as Foreign Secretary, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and finally Prime Minister.
Prime Minister John Major, General Richard Myers (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), J.W. Marriott (Chairman and CEO of Marriott International), Jon Stewart (comedian and political commentator), and others have been speakers at the Oxonian Society.
www.forrelease.com /D20050406/nyw104.P2.04062005091329.06065.html   (438 words)

  
 Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II | NZETC
61 The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
231 The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Prime Minister of the Unitea Kingdom (Washington)
361 The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the Prime Minister of New New Zealand (Canberra)
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 United Kingdom | NZETC
50 The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
51 The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
421 The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Cairo) to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
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 BWNS: British prime minister praises Baha'i community
The secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom, the Hon.
LONDON, United Kingdom, 7 April 2005 (BWNS) -- The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, has praised the work of the nation's Baha'i community in assisting social cohesion and the interfaith movement.
The secretary of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of the United Kingdom, Barney Leith, thanked the All Party Friends of the Baha'i Faith for defending the human rights of the Baha'is in Iran and for keeping the government of the United Kingdom informed of the situation.
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 BBC - h2g2 - David Lloyd George - Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
David Lloyd George was the last leader of the Liberal Party to be Prime Minster of the United Kingdom.
As with Ireland at the time (especially in terms of religious observance), Wales was rebelling against the Anglicised Tory domination that was seen to be suppressing all the Celtic nations.
However, things had already started to look bleak for the Liberal Government, the Conservative dominated House of Lords had already thrown out some of their radical social reforms and the fledgling Labour Party was starting to gain support from traditional radical Liberal parts of the country.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A740495   (1983 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Are you Statistically Prepared to Become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Also are most of the statistics of the past Prime Ministers which governed by chance you may have no ability to overturn, but then again you may not need to.
Therefore your best chance of becoming Prime Minister is propably still to be in one of the big two parties though within a generation it may be possible to become Prime Minister from any of the big three.
Tony Blair (Labour Prime Minister) Edinburgh, Scotland; Michael Howard (Conservative) was born in Llenelli, Wales; Charles Kennedy (Liberal Democrat) in Inverness, Scotland; Alex Salmond (Scottish Nationalist Party) in Linlithgow, Scotland and Elfyn Llwyd (Plaid Cymru) in Betws-y-Coed, Wales.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A758469   (4883 words)

  
 The Clintons Honor The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern ...
The Clintons Honor The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Mrs.
Clinton are hosting the Right Honorable Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Mrs.
The Clintons Honor The Honorable Professor Romano Prodi, President of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Italy, and Mrs.
clinton4.nara.gov /WH/EOP/First_Lady/html/020598.html   (731 words)

  
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Gordon Brown seeks to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, but since devolution to Scotland and Wales the Kingdom is not quite as united as it once was.
Opposition parties and constitutionalists have begun to ask whether it is right for an MP elected in a Scottish constituency to become prime minister and form a government to draft and administer legislation concerning only England.
The majority of people in Scotland and England believe that it is wrong for Scottish MPs to vote on English matters, and whether or not it is acceptable for a Scottish MP to become prime minister is related to this.
toque.co.uk /Brown.htm   (374 words)

  
 Who was the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Who was the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Although it was not the official title during his day, Sir Robert Walpole is generally considered the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
He served during the reigns of George I and George II, from 1721 to 1742, making his administration the longest in British history.
www.usefultrivia.com /history_trivia/history_trivia_010b.html   (57 words)

  
 News. Visit of the Prime Minister from United Kingdom.
Visit of the Prime Minister from United Kingdom.
This visit, the first that carried out a British Prime Minister in our country in the bilateral area, had the purpose of increase the
With this purpose, the Prime Minister met with the President Vicente Fox to discuss the subjects about the
www.elbalero.gob.mx /kids/news/html/news/minister.html   (198 words)

  
 Visit by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - 21 March 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Visit by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom - 21 March 2006
I am pleased to announce that the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, The Right Honourable Tony Blair MP, will make an official visit to Australia from 25-28 March as a guest of the Australian Government.
It continues to be strengthened by close, practical cooperation in a number of areas and a shared approach to a range of international challenges.
www.pm.gov.au /news/media_Releases/media_Release1828.html   (195 words)

  
 Address by The Rt. Hon Tony Blair, MP Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at The Partnership Summit 2002
Hon Tony Blair, MP Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at The Partnership Summit 2002
And he said, the thing that’s really worrying me is that I am long term unemployed and you are the Prime Minister.
The initiative on Africa is one prime example.
meaindia.nic.in /speech/2002/01/05spc01.htm   (4308 words)

  
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Speech by John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
And the French Minister Robert Schumann said at that ceremony in 1949 - “we are laying the foundations of a spiritual and political co-operation from which there will arise the European spirit."
That is why the United Kingdom, with others, is signing the Convention on Terrorism today.
www.coe.int /t/dcr/summit/20050516_speech_prescott_en.asp   (1483 words)

  
 80soft.com :: Prime Minister Forever UK
Prime Minister Forever - British Version is the most in-depth, intense parliamentary election game ever made.
Strategy is done not only by region but down to the individual constituency (646 of 'em), each with the relevant candidates, ratings, and percentages.
Prime Minister Forever - British Version will also run on Virtual PC for Macs.
www.80soft.com /pmforever/info/uk   (281 words)

  
 The words of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom sum up the G8 Summit at Gleneagles
The words of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom sum up the G8 Summit at Gleneagles
The words of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom sum up the G8 Summit at Gleneagles, rudely and tragically interrupted by the horrific incidents in London.
However, for the first time, Africa and poverty are in the sights of the developed nations and in Scotland this week, the collective goodwill of those who have the power to make a difference was evident.
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 ThankYouTony.com: A site to thank Prime Minister Tony Blair for his support of the American actions in Iraq.
Whereas, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, has vigorously supported the United States in the disarmament of Iraq;
Whereas, the United Kingdom is a strong and loyal ally to the United States;
Extend their deep appreciation to the United Kingdom and the men and women of its armed forces.
www.thankyoutony.com   (196 words)

  
 Housing - Department for Communities and Local Government   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A fundamental principle of sustainable communities is that everyone should have the opportunity of a decent home at a price they can afford, in a place in which they want to live and work.
The Deputy Prime Minister’s five-year plan Sustainable Communities: Homes for All, published in January 2005, sets out how the Department will do this.
This section details how the Housing Act 2004 will reform the housing market as well as guidance for social housing tenants and private tenants on their rights, responsibilities and of how they may participate in their community.
www.housing.odpm.gov.uk   (605 words)

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