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But this is nothing to what the Queen can by law do without consulting Parliament
. ... government within the government , could disgrace the nation by a bad war or
peace , and could , by disbanding our forces , whether land or sea , leave us ...
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 ... and the choosing House , and if a
Government really possesses that , it thoroughly possesses nine - tenths of what
it requires .
Most political crises — the decisive votes , which determine the fate of
Government — are generally either on questions ... and because Parliament met
very seldom , and for other reasons , it was then necessary that INTRODUCTION
TO THE ...
Now , beforehand , no one would have ventured to suggest that a committee of
Parliament on Foreign relations should be ... Government right , but not ready to
find it to be so in the face of facts xlii INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION
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 ... think it decidedly better that the
agreements of the Administration with foreign powers should be submitted to
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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