The Review of Reviews for Australasia

The Review of Reviews for Australasia : July, 1910 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Review of Reviews for Australasia: July, 1910 There is an if, and there is great virtue in an if. Mr. Asquith can advise the Crown that certain things must be. Done if a certain result is to be attained in this Parliament, without in any way committing him self to advise the Crown to do those things, assuming that His Majesty sees no reason why the result should be attained in this Parliament. The distinction is important, because it is to the last degree improb able that Mr. Asquith would advise the King to take the steps indicated in this Parliament. The majority is not good enough, Ministers themselves being judges, to ask for the employment of the Royal prerogative, not as a favour, but as an instru ment to the use of which, in case of political necessity, they are entitled. The advice Mr. Asquith will give the King will be, not the authoritative counsel of him who must be obeyed, but the communication of information to the effect that if our policy is to be carried out in this Parliament it can only be brought about in a certain way. Mr. Asquith, I take it, assumes that the King will certainly not take the initiative in making four hundred Peers in order to extinguish the House of Lords on the strength of a majority of a hundred in the House of Commons. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 65 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243251769
  • 9780243251766