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|We must not let daylight in upon the magic.'1 They therefore denounce the |
intrusion of the mass media, notably television and the tabloid newspapers, into
the affairs of monarchy, claiming that it has been seriously undermined by the
loss ofits ...
|Bagehot's most quoted dictum concerns the importance of maintaining the |
mystery and magic of royalty: Above all things our royalty is to be reverenced,
and if you begin to poke about it you cannot ... We must not let in daylight upon
|When there is a select committee on the Queen, the charm of royalty will be gone. |
Its mystery is its life. We must not let in daylight upon magic. We must not bring
the Queen into the combat of politics, or she will cease to be reverenced by all ...
|It must seem like the good-natured accommodations ofa loving family, rather than |
themeansby whichsometake and others ... famously warned that 'we must not let
in daylight upon magic'.21 Bagehot writes that 'the working classes contribute ...
|If a prime minister dies or resigns and a successor has to be appointed from the |
same party, or if an election yields no majority, the queen could wield authority,
so long as she ... Bagehot had written, “we must not let daylight in upon magic.
|We should then be able to increase our exports, with the result that the high bank |
rate which was put on to check foreign lending would no ... This may have been
what Bagehot meant when he said, “We must not let daylight in upon magic.
|The report was also adamant that UK companies did not need any more |
legislation. ... to the Chancellor and Secre— tary of State, he wrote: Walter
Bagehot famously wrote of the monarchy in 1867: 'We must not let in daylight
|Walter Bagehot, the Victorian constitutionalist said something (admittedly about |
the monarchy) which we need to bear in mind about cabbalism: Its mystery is its
life. We must not let in daylight upon magic. (1966: 32) If we are too rationalistic ...
|We must not let in daylight upon magic.' Small wonder that Bagehot was ... He |
brought the constitution alive, rendered royalty readable, and far from letting in
demystifying daylight, made monarchy magical again. Whether he ever got
|Nicolson said, “The influence which any British King or Queen is able to exercise |
is derived, not merely from the personal ... We must not let daylight in upon magic
”.29 Charles Williams was later in James I (1934) to describe the King as ...