What Would Bagehot Say?

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20171219

What does Bagehot's The English Constitution mean today? Adrian Wooldridge investigates.

In 1867 Walter Bagehot published his seminal work on The English Constitution, describing the role of Cabinet, Parliament and Monarchy in delivering 'strong and stable' government. But 150 years on, would Bagehot still recognise our current political system and would he approve? The writer of The Economist's Bagehot column, Adrian Wooldridge, examines the British constitution through the eyes of a Victorian master.

Producer: Adam Bowen.

20171219

What does Bagehot's The English Constitution mean today? Adrian Wooldridge investigates.

In 1867 Walter Bagehot published his seminal work on The English Constitution, describing the role of Cabinet, Parliament and Monarchy in delivering 'strong and stable' government. But 150 years on, would Bagehot still recognise our current political system and would he approve? The writer of The Economist's Bagehot column, Adrian Wooldridge, examines the British constitution through the eyes of a Victorian master.

Producer: Adam Bowen.