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 nation indeed generally looks to the discussions in Parliament to enlighten it
as to the effect of Bills . ... the extreme partizans of democracy would have said , “
The enemies of the people have confidence enough in the people to entrust ...
consulting Parliament , and it certainly has so proved , for when the Queen
abolished Purchase in the Army by an act of ... In a word , the Queen could by
prerogative upset all the action of civil government within the government , could
And the second is that it is only one House of Parliament which has much to say
to this remedy , such as it is : the ... It would be like a vote of censure on a Liberal
Government by the Carlton , or on a Tory Government by the Reform Club .
... and the questions of foreign policy come out generally in this way , that the
Government has already done something ... may have been quite right ; the
power was then really lodged in the Crown , and because Parliament met very
Now , beforehand , no one would have ventured to suggest that a committee of
Parliament on Foreign relations should ... but a fair and reasonable one ,
predisposed to think the Government right , but not ready to find it to be so in the
face of ...
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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