Updated at 2023-05-22
The three pillars of the UK Parliament are the sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons. The most influential one is the House of Commons, whose members are democratically elected. The majority of cabinet ministers and prime ministers have belonged to the House of Commons, which can be regarded as the focal point of British politics. This glass paperweight is decorated with the official emblem of the UK Parliament, the crowned portcullis. The background color is green, the signature color of the House of Commons. The Commons Chamber has green as its predominant color, compared to red for the Lords Chamber. The House of Commons also hired design agencies to streamline its visual identity. The visual design of office supplies, printed materials, and the website has a unified standard color system.
Flag: the British call it “Union Flag” or “Union Jack.” The flag consists of England’s red cross of St. George edged in white; Scotland’s St. Andrew’s Cross, a white saltire on a blue field; and Ireland’s St. Patrick’s Cross, a red saltire on a white area. The flag has become a design element for the flags of some Commonwealth of Nations member states.
Area: 243,610 square kilometers
Population: 69,000,000 people
Currency: pound sterling
Government: constitutional monarchy (hereditary monarchy), parliamentary cabinet system