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The rape of the constitution?

Author: Keith Sutherland; Tony Benn
Publisher: Thorverton Impr. Acad. 2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pre-publ. review copy (uncorr. page proofsView all editions and formats

This text is compiled of essays critical of the Government's handling of constitutional reform in relation to Europe, Westminster and devolution.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Sutherland; Tony Benn
ISBN: 0907845703 9780907845706
OCLC Number: 1073494918
Description: XV, 328 Seiten 24 cm
Contents: Overview: how democratic is Britain?, Tony Benn; ten steps to the revolution, Jonathon Freedland; a slow-motion revolution, Peter Hitchens; new structures, old politics?, Gillian Peele; power, politics and modern Liberalism, Simon Hughes, Duncan Brack. Holding the government to account: Parliament pensioned off?, Nevil Johnson; the law of unforseen consequences, Bernard Weatherill; socialism on the sly - the new government of the regulators, Michael Spicer. The House of Lords: the Lords are a-leaping, Peter Carrington; constitution and democracy, J.R. Lucas; reforming the Lords - the democratic case, Andrew Tyrie; the Wakeham Report, Michael Rush; Wakeham Report - a short commentary, Conrad Russell. Devolution and local government: local government, Simon Jenkins; devolution - the end of Britain, Tam Dalyell; the judicial committee of the Privy Council, Diana Woodhouse. The European Union: Britain and Europe - the problem with being half pregnant, Roy Jenkins; foreign and defence policies - the challenge of Europe, Jeremy Black; Britain and Europe - the issue of soverignty, Norman Tebit; European Union takeover of UK, Peter Shore. Populism and the media: the rise of the media class, Peter Osbone; what if they gave an election and nobody came? Mick Hume; consensus politics and the modern state, Moshe Berent, Keith Sutherland; the people's party, Anthony O'Hear.
Responsibility: ed. by Keith Sutherland. [Tony Benn ...].


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"To be read and enjoyed by all who love freedom and democracy and mistrust the aspirations of the state." -- Chris Woodhead * Sunday Telegraph * "The book, therefore, is both timely and important... Read more...

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