Ever wondered why laws exist and how that even became a thing?
Law making seems like a long af process that’s really complicated and stressful, and well, it is, but it’s pretty simple to understand in principle – especially if you use fun gifs.
So buckle up and get ready to do some LEARNIN’.
Now, as I’m sure you know, the government makes the rules. Cos that’s, like, what they’re there for really.
The first step in the process is that they ask the public online (ya know that handy site gov.uk where you booked your driving test? Yeah that’s the one). They don’t really tell you it’s going on and its not really known about, but #ifyouknowyouknow.
They then put together a report taking our feedback into consideration.
Then it gets taken to Parliament where they read it to filth.
This takes place in two parts: in the House of Commons and the House of Lords. To find out what they are, look at this previous article.
Usually it doesn’t really matter what order it goes in, cos they both have to get a look in anyway, but say it’s the Commons first – this is what happens. A big debate kicks off, and then they all vote on it.
If it passes, a group of MPs will go through it again with a fine tooth comb and make sure everything’s cushty, get experts in to give advice, make any changes that’ll make it better etc etc.
And you might think, well, wtf that’s so shady?? Like they all literally just had a debate on this and agreed on it? But what THEN happens is they go back and show the rest of the Commons what they changed and they have ANOTHER DEBATE and vote again. I mean seriously they LOVE an argument and people think the Kardashians are bad???
Then, the House of Lords do the same – they have their big debate and vote. If the Lords want to make any changes, it has to go BACK to the Commons and its a whole hot potato situation until SOMETHING IS AGREED ON.
This can go on for up to a year (yawn), and after that it lies with the MPs to have the final call cos, I mean, they’re the ones that we actually elected to make decisions, so fair play.
Then ol’ Queenie puts her seal of approval on it (like, she ALWAYS approves cos at this point are you really gonna say no?) and then BOOM. You got yourself a law! Bye!