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I happened at the time to visit a purely agricultural and conservative county, and I
asked the local Tories, " Do you understand this Eeform Bill ? Do you know that
your Conservative Government has brought in a Bill far more Eadical than any ...
They would have offended a large section in their constituencies if they had
resisted a Tory Bill because it was too democratic ; the extreme partizans of
democracy would have said, " The enemies of the people have confidence
enough in the ...
The events of 1870 caused much discussion upon life peerages, and we have
gained this great step, that whereas the former leader of the Tory party in the
Lords — Lord Lyndhurst — defeated the last proposal to make life peers, Lord
It would be like a vote of censure on a Liberal Government by the Carlton, or on a
Tory Government by the Eeform Club. And in no case has an adverse vote by the
Lords the same decisive effect as a vote of the Commons ; the Lower House is ...
The prerogative of the king had no strong party to support it ; the Tories, who
naturally would support it, disliked the actual king ; and the Whigs, according to
their creed, disliked the king's office. Until the accession of George III. the most ...
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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