The Westminster Review Volume 26

The Westminster Review Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...between Whigs and Radicals had been to create the greatest possible odium against the House of Peers, and to demonstrate by facts the evils of hereditary legislation, undoubtedly that object is attained, and the Liberals would have nothing to complain of. But this was not the object of the union; this effect is a mere accidental and unintended result of the policy of the Whigs, a God-send for which the Radicals owe gratitude to no one, and which is most improperly assigned as an inducement to the Radicals for continuingto support the ministerial party. The evil of hereditary legislation has been demonstrated unintentionally by the Whigs; the next step is to take the means of remedying that evil: for this purpose the power of the people over the House of Commons must be augmented, and the House of Lords reformed. To declare themselves in favour of such measures is a course which no one can expect the Whigs at present to adopt; nor as yet will they permit any person connected with their government to vote for such measures, even if he approve of them. As such conduct can lead to nothing but their complete discomfiture, by the loss of all popular support, it is therefore for the Radicals to consider how they " This fact the Examiner, by what we can hardly call an_ thing but a quibble on words, denies. On the 25th May, l835, Lord John Russell stated that His Majesty's government. and himself held the same opinions 'on that subject as those which had been declared by Lord Althorp, namely, ' that it was the duty of any Legislature wishinz to maintain an Established Church to provide churches and keep them in repair;' and Lord John replied in the afiirmative to the position of Sir R. Peel, ' that he (Lord John)...
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  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 481g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686929X
  • 9781236869296