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Throne forsaken, seats at risk

Bernard Palmer finds much to enjoy in this saga of Westminster

Parliament: The biography.
Volume 2: Reform
Chris Bryant
Doubleday £25
(978-0-85752-224-5)
Church Times Bookshop £22.50 (Use code CT263 )

PARLIAMENT nowadays is less a legislature or a vent for the people's grievances than a "gene-pool" for government. That is the conclusion reached by Chris Bryant at the end of this second volume of his history of an institution that, over ...

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