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The issue put before these electors was which of two rich people will you choose
? And each of those rich people was put forward by great parties whose notions
were the notions of the rich — whose plans were their plans. The electors only ...
I do not of course mean that statesmen can choose with absolute freedom what
topics they will deal with, and what they will not. I am, of course, aware that they
choose under stringent conditions. In excited states of the public mind they have
... 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 ruling and the choosing
With an Assembly in this temper, real discussion is impossible, and
Parliamentary Government is impossible too, because the Parliament can neither
choose men nor measures. The French assemblies under the Eestored
Monarchy seem to ...
Ordinarily a Parliamentary Premier cannot choose ; he is brought in by a party, he
is maintained in office by a party; and that party requires that as they aid him, he
shall aid them ; that as they give him the very best thing in the State, he shall ...
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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