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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The Bill was supported by the Times and opposed by Mr . Bright ; and therefore
the mass of the Conservatives and of common moderate people , without
distinction of party , had no conception of the effect . They said it was 6 London
Many , perhaps most of the intelligent Conservatives , were fearful of the
consequences of the proposal ; but as it was made by the heads of their own
party , they did not like to oppose it , and the discipline of party carried them with it
. On the ...
I cannot look on life peerages in the way in which some of their strongest
advocates regard them ; I cannot think of them as a mode in which a permanent
opposition or a contrast between the Houses of Lords and Commons is to be
and so make them better able to oppose the Commons ; they think , if they do not
say , “ The House of Lords is our enemy and ... And it does not take a clever man
to see that systematic opposition of the Commons is the only thing which can ...
... think the Government right , but not ready to find it to be so in the face of facts
and in opposition to whatever might occur ; if a good Government were thus
placed , I should think it decidedly better that the agreements of the
Administration with ...
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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