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33 No . III . The Monarchy ( continued ) . . . . . . . 67 i The House of LORDS . . . . .
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OF MINISTRY . . . . . 176 No . VII . ITS SUPPOSED CHECKS AND BALANCES .
... they had been in the habit for years of proposing Reform Bills ; they knew the
points of difference between each Bill , and perceived that this was by far the
most sweeping which had ever been proposed by any Ministry . But they were
Any Minister who advised the Queen so to use her prerogative as to endanger
the safety of the realm , might be impeached for high treason , and would be so .
Such a minister would , in our technical law , be said to have levied , or aided to ...
Against such misuses of the prerogative our remedy is a change of Ministry . And
in general this works very well . Every Minister looks long before he incurs that
penalty , and no one incurs it wantonly . But , nevertheless , there are two defects
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