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A new Reform Bill

Webb, Beatrice (1931) A new Reform Bill. Fabian tract (236). The Fabian Society, London.

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"To-day there is a deepening conviction that our machinery of government is no longer equal to its task. Indeed, there are many who think, and not a few who say, that unless we can rationalise the constitution and activities of British Parliamentary institutions, so as to render them an efficient organ for continuous social readjustment and progress, there will ensue a slow decay of our standards of civilisation ; accompanied, it may be, by a dictatorship, either a Fascist dictatorship, in the exclusive interest of men of property and men of rank, or a Communist dictatorship in the assumed interest of manual workers eager for the equalitarian State. To those who believe in political democracy and desire equitable social reconstruction, such a prospect spells disaster — a disaster all the more tragic because it is unnecessary. Hence it is imperative on all students of the world of politics to discover the evil and seek the remedy." - introductory paragraph.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Pamphlet.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2012 15:08
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2015 12:30

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