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Drivel. We don't vote for parties, but for named local representatives. We have provided examples of minority governments, formal coalitions, PMs who were not even MPs, and the words of the constitution. The leader of the Labour Party and most others is elected by the annual conference, not MPs, and of the Conservatives by a postal ballot of paid-up members. None of this seems to have any impact on your misunderstanding.It would be better to keep your ignorance to yourself - this display is unbecoming.
party leader with greatest share of support is by default destined to be pm,
with an overburgeoning minority of the popular vote.
Us president usually has majority of popular vote.
Had we forgotten US presidental elections far worse than the uks and queen picking anyone she likes for pm.
Quote from: Petrochemicals on 05/09/2020 17:32:38party leader with greatest share of support is by default destined to be pm, No. Douglas-Home was not the leader of the Conservative party when appointed PM, and the constitutional requirement is for the monarch to invite the person most capable of commanding a majority to form a government. BC has quoted the numbers by which Gordon Brown became PM despite the Labour Party occupying fewer seats
What does this mean?
Not a constitutional requirement. OI don't have previous figures but the present incumbent did not have a majority of the popular vote, The US President is chosen by the electoral college.
.[ No evidence that the Queen ever liked Margaret Thatcher, and whilst she eventually got on well with Harold Wilson, there was a lot of early distrust.Back to basics. The prime minister is not elected and is not head of state. The US president is elected and is head of state.You are correct. Your refusal to accept facts is not ignorance, but something much deeper and more worrying.
Gordon bown is incorrect.
Terrorism is not defined in UK law. During the reign of Tony B Liar, a man was detained under the Terrorism Act (formerly the Prevention of Terrorism Act) for calling Jack Straw a liar during the Party conference, so the precedent exists for anyone to use the word to mean anything that makes him blush with maidenly embarrassment.
Arrest precedes detention
custody sergeants know a lot more about the law
know a lot more about the law and human behavior than the average politician