Why Does the British Cabinet Have So Many Secretaries of State?

They have a Secretary of State for Justice, a Secretary of State for Education, and Secretary of State for Defense, and lots of other Secretaries of State.  Wouldn't it be simpler if they just had a Secretary of Justice, a Secretary of Education, a Secretary of Defense, etc.?

1 Answer

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    That's just the way they say things, sort of like how they say "orientate" instead of "orient" (they mean the EXACT same thing).  ("Comment" and "commentate" DO mean something slightly different.)

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