- Nov 18, 2011
- LT Silver
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I think they said that the Prime Minister decides who the designated survivor is. So do they decided amongst themselves if the PM suddenly drops dead?.
It isn't a term used in a way that most people would think, such as the "Designated Survivor" in the US where a selected member of the Presidential secession is kept away from large meetings where the others on the list are be (eg State of the Union).
The "Designated Survivor", as used in the UK, is more akin to what Australia uses as Deputy Prime Minister and is only used when the Prime Minister is incapacitated.