• Kevin Hickson


On the British constitution, the Conservative Right has faced a dilemma. On the one hand it has sought to defend the constitution from radical change believing that it is underpinned by the wisdom of tradition. However, the traditional defence of the constitution was that it allowed for strong government. When this led to periods of ‘socialist’ Labour government, some on the Conservative Right called for radical changes to limit the power of governments. The most suitable approach to constitutional matters was therefore contested by the Conservative Right as this chapter explores.

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  • Kevin Hickson
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  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK

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