The United Kingdom is a unique country in that it is an island nation made up of kingdoms and principalities that warred between themselves for centuries.
The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is also the Isle of Man which lies in the Irish Sea.
It can be quite hard to understand the intricacies of the way this kingdom works, especially its political system and parliamentary model which is called the Westminster system. Things have become further confused as the UK has voted to leave the European Union.
On this website, you will find all the information you need on the way the Monarchy functions in conjunction with the government. You will also find information about how the parliamentary system works as well as the way the government functions.
We also look at the UK’s unique health system – the National Health Service, as well as the education system. This website is a one stop shop for everything you need to know about how the country is governed, and how the government’s decisions are implemented by the civil service and on a local level.
It is indeed a wonder that a kingdom that is so diverse can function as one solid unit, given that people still cling to speaking different languages, especially in Wales and Scotland. The different countries even have different teams for sporting competitions and they all also have different governments, parliaments and assemblies.
We also look at the role of the City of London in terms of its financial centre and the fact that it is the seat of the Crown and the lower and upper houses of parliament.