The Governments of Europe

Macmillan, 1913 - 775 páginas

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Página 79 - and use armed forces. This end was partially achieved in the Bill of Rights, which to this day makes it unlawful for the crown to raise or keep a standing army within the kingdom, in time of peace, " unless it be with the consent of Parliament." Operating to the same effect was the annual Mutiny Act, which from 1689
Página 36 - the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished." After the retirement of Lord North in 1782, however, the power of the sovereign fell off rapidly, and during the later portion of the reign, clouded by the king's insanity, all that had been gained for royalty was again lost. Under the Regency
Página 64 - She expects to be kept informed of what passes between him and the foreign ministers, before important decisions are taken based upon that intercourse ; to receive the foreign dispatches in good time; and to have the drafts for her approval sent to her in sufficient time to make herself acquainted with the
Página 374 - as to whether, and to what extent, it is desirable to establish the principle of responsible government, or to extend, modify, or restrict the degree of responsible government then existing." ' The Problem of Imperial Reorganization. — Sixty years ago it was widely felt in England that colonies were of
Página 373 - the increasing association of Indians in every branch of the administration, and the gradual development of self-governing institutions, with a view to the progressive realization of responsible government
Página 169 - is rejected by that chamber in each of those sessions, shall, unless the House of Commons direct to the contrary, become an act of Parliament on the royal assent being signified thereto, notwithstanding the fact that the House of Lords has not consented to the bill. It is required that
Página 414 - every act of the president of the republic shall be countersigned by a minister." The other provides that " the ministers shall be collectively responsible to the chambers for the general policy of the government, and individually for their personal acts.
Página 13 - the matters which are to be established for the estate of our lord the king and of his heirs, and for the estate of the realm and of the people, shall be treated, accorded, and established in parliaments, by our lord the king, and by the assent of the prelates, earls, and barons, and the commonalty of the realm ; according as it hath been
Página 6 - Thrice a year," the Saxon Chronicle tells us, " King William wore his crown every year he was in England ; at Easter he wore it at Winchester ; at Pentecost, at Westminster ; and at Christmas, at Gloucester ; and at these times all the men of England were with him — archbishops, bishops and abbots, earls, thegns and knights."
Página 385 - and remain free and equal in rights; (2) the aim of all political association is the preservation of the natural and imprescriptible rights of man, namely, liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression

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