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small shopkeepers had by miracle been added to any of the ' 32 Parliaments ,
they would have felt outcasts there . Nothing could be more unlike those
Parliaments than the average mass of the constituency from which they were
Throughout the history of our former Parliaments the constituency could no more
have originated the policy which those Parliaments selected than they could
have made the solar system . As I have endeavoured to show in this volume , the
But if the opinion of the nation be strong and be universal , if it be really believed
by members of Parliament , as well as by those who send them to Parliament , in
my judgment the Lords should yield at once , and should not resist it . My main ...
this book that it would very much surprise people if they were only told how many
things the Queen could do without consulting Parliament , and it certainly has so
proved , for when the Queen abolished Purchase in the Army by an act of ...
But now the real power is not in the Sovereign , it is in the Prime Minister and in
the Cabinet — that is , in the hands of a committee appointed by Parliament , and
of the chairman of that committee . Now , beforehand , no one would have ...
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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