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These new questions of themselves would have made a new atmosphere, new
parties, new debates. Of course I am not arguing that so important an innovation
as the Eeform Act of 1867 will not have very great effects. It must, in all likelihood,
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
selected one or two wealthy men to carry out the schemes of one or two wealthy ...
... or rather — for the conceptions of such people are more personal than abstract
— between two opposing parties, each professing a creed of such ideas. But they
could do no more. Their own notions, if they had been cross-examined upon ...
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 " London
But in this case neither party, as a party, could speak out. 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, ...
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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