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If a hundred small shopkeepers had by miracle been added to any of the '32
Parliaments, they would have felt outcasts there. Nothing could be more unlike
those Parliaments than the average mass of the constituency from which it was ...
Throughout the history of our former Parliaments the constituency could no more
have originated the policy which those Parliaments selected than they could
have made the solar system. As I have endeavoured to show in this volume, the ...
But if the opinion of the nation be strong and be universal, if it be really believed
by members of Parliament, as well as by those who send them to Parliament, in
my judgment the Lords should yield at once, and should not resist it. My main ...
I said in this book that it would very much surprise people if they were only told
how many things the Queen could do without b consulting Parliament, and it
certainly has so proved, for when - INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION.
Walter Bagehot. consulting Parliament, and it certainly has so proved, for when
the Queen aholished Purchase in the Army by an act of prerogative (after the
Lords had rejected the bill for doing so), there was a great and general
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Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review