- "Our Fight for Democracy"
- Index of book
- Preface of "Our Fight for Democracy"
- Book - Order Form
- Introduction - The Meaning of Democracy
- Roman Britain to Magna Carta - 1215
- Parliament to the Divine Right of Kings 1216 to 1603
- Monarchy to a Republic and back 1603-1685
- Bill of Rights to the American War of Independence - 1685 to 1780
- Pitt the Younger to Catholic Emancipation - 1780 to 1830
- The Great Reform Act and its aftermath - 1830 to 1860
- The Second Reform Act to the end of the Century 1860 to 1900
Monday, December 5, 2011
During the course of a Parliament the House goes into recess on a large number of occasions. The summer recess is the longest, often running for three months or more. When Parliament is in recess the Government may recall Parliament, but if Parliament is independent it should have the ability to convene itself without having to have the permission of the executive.
Following instigation by a group of 150 MPs the Speaker should recall Parliament from recess for a specific reason given in the request.