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Part IV Architecture, Ch.30 Parliamentarism

Anthony W. Bradley, Cesare Pinelli

From: The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law

Edited By: Michel Rosenfeld, András Sajó

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 September 2020

A classical statement of the model of parliamentarism as it had developed in the United Kingdom was given in 1858: It is a distinguishing characteristic of Parliamentary Government that it requires the powers belonging to the Crown to be exercised through Ministers, who are held responsible for the manner in which they are used … and who are considered entitled to hold their office only while they possess the confidence of Parliament, and more especially the House of Commons.1 The long history of parliament in the United Kingdom may be said to have begun in 1265,...
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