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INTRODUCTION

Dicey's quotations of Freeman.(1) "The Cabinet are responsible to Parliament as a body, for the general conduct of affairs." "They are further responsible to an extent, not however very definitely fixed, for the appointments made by any of their number, or to speak in more accurate language, made by the Crown under the advice of any Member of the Cabinet." "The party who for the time being command a majority in the House of Commons have (in general) a right to have their leaders placed in office." "The most influential of these leaders ought (generally speaking) to be the Premier." "A Cabinet, when outvoted on any vital question, may appeal once to the country by means of a dissolution." Such conventions are observed because greater inconvenience would follow from their breach than follows from their observance. In the last resort, were they not observed, conflict with the law would ensue.
Secondly, there are conventions which aim at securing harmony between government and legislative action on the one hand and the electoral verdict or public opinion on the other. Since the legal framework of the British Constitution developed before the principle of popular sovereignty was accepted, there is no legal sanction behind them, and they are therefore more indefinite and less sure of application. One convention of this character is that governments do not impose legislation of a keenly controversial nature unless they have a mandate from the electorate. It is necessary that such an item of policy should have been a part of the programme on which the Government fought the previous election, or, if it was not, that the Opposition should show by its action or inaction that this is not a matter of keen controversy. This convention applies not only to legislation,
1 Dicey, op. cit., pp. 416-17.

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