The English Constitution
A classic study of the British constitution, paying special attention to how Parliament and the monarchy work. The author frequently draws comparisons with the American Constitution, being generally critical of the American system of government.
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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 consulting Parliament , and it
certainly has so proved , · INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION . XXXV.
consulting Parliament , and it certainly has so proved , for when the Queen
abolished 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 astonishment . But
this is ...
Such a Minister would , in our technical law , be said to have levied , or aided to
levy , “ war against the Queen . ” This counsel to her so to use her prerogative
would by the Judge be declared to be an act of violence against herself , and in
By our Constitution nominally the Queen , but really the Prime Minister , has the
power of dissolving the Assembly . But M . Thiers has no such power ; and
therefore , under ordinary circumstances , I believe , the policy would soon
They were not only in name , as now , but in fact , the Queen ' s servants .
Remnants , important remnants , of this great prerogative still remain . The
discriminating favour of William IV . made Lord Melbourne head of the Whig party
when he ...
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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