"Wot! No parties in Parliament!"
I am delighted to have been asked to write a
foreword to Basil Smith's 'A Chariot of Fire'. Political and constitutional
This little book is a genuine contribution to
political debate by an Australian who has spent a great deal of time thinking
about his country's future. It is a product of considerable agonizing over
issues which affect us all, the decline of parliamentary democracy, whether
Whether the reader agrees with Mr. Smith's views or not, we can only applaud his willingness to forcibly articulate them and add to our country's constitutional debate.
Reader in Law.
Copyright (c) by Basil Smith, 1992.
And did those feet in ancient time
And was the holy Lamb of God
And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
Among these dark Satanic mills?
Bring me my bow of burning gold,
Bring me my arrows of desire,
Bring me my spear! O clouds unfold,
Bring me my Chariot of Fire!
I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand,
Till we have built
National Library of
Smith, Basil, 1922- .
A Chariot of Fire: Secret Ballots in Parliament.
ISBN 0 646 10778X.
3. Ballot -
Copyright (c) by Basil Smith.