The Mince Pie Administration 

Pitt’s government was not expected to last very long and was referred to as the Mince Pie Administration. Why was it not expected to last? Pitt had 149 MPs against 240 MPs. He had the minority. There was little experience amongst the politicians that did support him. He was viewed as the King’s puppet. Pitt…

The British Political System in 1783

It is important to understand the structure of Britain’s ‘democracy’ in 1783 as it impacted who became Prime Minister and how long they stayed Prime Minister for. Hostility in the Union There was much hostility between England and Scotland. The Scottish wanted independence and were prepared to use violence to get it. The tensions resulted…