The Government of England, Volum 1


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Side 460 - Party is a body of men united, for promoting by their joint endeavours the national interest, upon some particular principle in which they are all agreed.
Side 243 - That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of parliament.
Side 24 - III. Another capacity, in which the king is considered in domestic affairs, is as the fountain of justice and general conservator of the peace of the kingdom. By the fountain of justice, the law does not mean the author or original, but only the distributor.
Side 280 - This House will receive no petition for any sum relating to public service, or proceed upon any motion for a grant or charge upon the public revenue, whether payable out of the consolidated fund or out of money to be provided by Parliament, unless recommended from the Crown.
Side 189 - It is not the business of a Cabinet Minister to work his department. His business is to see that it is properly worked.
Side 30 - In a constitutional point of view, so universal is the operation of this rule that there is not a moment in the king's life, from his accession to his demise, during which there is not some one responsible to Parliament for his public conduct...
Side 295 - After a question has been proposed a member rising in his place may claim to move, "That the question be now put," and, unless it shall appear to the chair that such motion is an abuse of the rules of the House, or an infringement of the rights of the minority, the question, "That the question be now put," shall be put forthwith, and decided without amendment or debate.
Side 40 - the sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights— the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn.
Side 437 - ... the greatest contribution of the nineteenth century to the art of government has been "Her Majesty's Opposition," that is, the existence of a party out of power which is recognized as perfectly loyal to the institutions of the state, and is ready at any moment to come into office without a shock to the political traditions of the country.

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