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A Leap In The Dark

Auhtor: Albert Venn Dicey

Language: english

Genres:

politics,  criticism
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Review by C. F. Hill, January 2005


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Leap In The Dark':

A Leap In The Dark by Albert Venn Dicey. This book is not a disquisition on the details of the Home Rule Bill. It is an examination into the leading principles of the Bill with a view to establishing two conclusions.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Leap In The Dark':


... the desire for political union without the desire for political unity.[8] This condition of opinion leads to a division of powers between the federal ...
... may complain that the Imperial Parliament by legislation, or the Privy Council by judicial interpretation, encroaches on her guaranteed rights. Great ...
... can be more dangerous than a compact between England and Ireland which the contracting parties construe from the very beginning in different senses. ...
... the victory which is within his grasp to the maintenance of technical legality, or rather to respect for a rule of constitutional procedure. Suppose, ...
... what trust can we place in the assertion that they accept the arrangement of 1893. However this may be, it is clear that England is now offered a position ...
... body of an independent nation. This clause invalidates for example acts with respect to the Crown or the succession to the Crown, with respect to ...
... of contracts be impaired. Why, then, have statesmen who borrow freely from the Constitution of the United States omitted the most salutary of ...
... It is certain too that the Irish Ministry will not find the collection of rent easy. Should the Irish Government state that the rent is iniquitously ...
... really prevent the drilling of an armed force. The Act which makes drilling illegal is a statute of 1819, 60 Geo. III. 1 Geo. IV. c. 1. This Act applies ...
... for criminals or of lavish rewards for breach of contract and the defiance of law. But in truth the new constitution provides for the general discontent, ...
... party in a state to reverse a fundamental policy deliberately adopted by the nation, is one of the worst among the offspring of revolution, and is ...
... and have been transferred in effect to the Houses of Parliament, or rather to the House of Commons, and the Ministers taken from the Houses are ...
... of the loyalty under our new constitution of Ireland to the United Kingdom is this: The whole condition of New Zealand is different from the condition ...
... it will be said, arguments not in favour of our new constitution, but in support of Home Rule. The remark is just it points to a curious weakness in ...
... English statesmen with revolutionary doctrines and revolutionary sentiment. The difference between Unionist and Separatist remains, but it is merged in ...
... Government and an Irish Parliament, to which Unionists are opposed. The least appearance of concession to Home Rulers, or any action which gives increased ...
... to the making of any law-. (1) Respecting the establishment or endowment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or. (2) Imposing ...
... as the Treasury or the Commissioners direct. Post Office Postal Telegraphs and Savings Banks 20.-(1) As from the appointed day the postal and ...
... special services and telegraph subsidies (v) Privy Council (vi) Board of Trade, including the Mercantile Marine Fund, Patent Office, Railway Commission, ...
... knowledge of the Parliament Bill and the legislative dictatorship with which it invests the existing Coalition, suggests at least four conclusions which ...