This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Study Of A Janet Daley's Paper In The Daily Telegraph (June 23rd, 2009)

1897 words - 8 pages

Etude d’un article de Janet Daley extrait de The Daily Telegraph du 23 Juin 2009.

In June 2009, it has been discovered in Great Britain that some of the members of Parliament had been abusing their privileges and thereby stealing money from taxpayers and damaging the moral image of the British principles. The exposure of corruptions within the British Parliament created a real national scandal that questioned the legitimacy of the non-written Constitution that the country has had for centuries. On that subject, it would be interesting to study an article in The Daily Telegraph, a mostly Conservative national and international UK newspaper in which this debate is discussed. In this ...view middle of the document...


In fact, « Britishness » appears to be a pure, beloved aspect of national identity in the UK, and the fact of having an uncodified constitution is part of that singularity. Yet, the events of 2009 forced the population to question that notion in order to set clear rights and duties to each part of the government, specifying and delimitating the boundaries of their power. In this objective, events such as this one could not happen again and there would be a balanced and controlled authority. However, Janet Daley writes it in her article as an introduction to the subject, to show how polemical this matter is; and to get closer to the reader during her plea, she starts and ends it with questions, which makes the reader think and keeps her from directly affirming her opinion. Avoiding a conflict with the reader is one of the current strategy in her text.
A written constitution has its advantages, and the author of this text even expresses her understanding about the proponents of this idea: “ I can see the attraction: the codifying of rules of behaviour for Parliamentarians has clearly become a matter of urgency.”
Since this incident, it is clear that the non-written constitution is not able to avoid such things. In the UK, the Executive has too much power, and a written constitution would help dispersing power more equally. Moreover, such documents can only be altered by following strict procedures, which means that if would give the courts and the people more power and control over the decisions when it comes to ruling the country. The journalist uses this for tactical needs, in order to avoid creating a conflict with her readers, which helps her introducing her real opinion on the subject. By getting closer to the reader, she makes it more human and leaves him or her under the impression of having a conversation or a debate. She also explains why advocates want this modification of the constitutional system. They characterize it as a natural development of democracy and more specifically as a « systematic template for “modern democracy” ». In fact, people who believe in this change for a written constitution consider it as a necessary and almost logical evolution saying that the Constitution has some failures and was not able to impede such abuses to happen. By starting with a description of the two parts of the opinion, Janet Daley can slowly introduce her point on the question. Moreover, the use of the first person “I” establishes a much more personal relation to the reader.

As a Conservative, she believes in the current constitution and defends it with several arguments against the written one.
“ (…) what appears to be state-of-the-art modernity at any given moment is likely to look positively quaint (…)”
In fact, her point is that by writing a precise constitution, it might enable it from adapting. The major advantage of the actual constitution in the UK is that is can easily be altered by simply passing an act, without having to go...

Other Essays Like Study of a Janet Daley's Paper in the Daily Telegraph (June 23rd, 2009)

Hitler Became Chancellor in June 1933 Because He Was Leader of the Most Popular Party in Germany? How Far Do You Agree?

718 words - 3 pages 1917 there had been a Communist revolution in Russia, ordinary Germans, particularly farmers and businessmen, were frightened of the Communists taking over their country. Hitler vowed to fight Communism and this gained a vast amount of support from businessmen, factory owners and landowners. On the other hand, one big reason why Hitler became chancellor in June 1933 was because of his personality. Hitler had a genuine talent for public speaking

Economist - 2009 - Battle of the Clouds

1151 words - 5 pages The Economist, 10/17/2009 ------------------------------------------------- Battle of the clouds The fight to dominate cloud computing will increase competition and innovation THERE is nothing the computer industry likes better than a big new idea--followed by a big fight, as different firms compete to exploit it. "Cloudcomputing" is the latest example, and companies large and small are already joining the fray. The idea is that

Critically Examine Sources and Implications of the Quality Management Issues Facing Toyota in the Usa and Europe 2009-2010

3244 words - 13 pages possible for each process to produce at a fixed rate per hour. In turn it will be impossible to reach smooth production without reducing set up time and introduction of multi-skilled workers (ibid). The shorter the set up time, the lower the setup costs and better the production smoothing. As Monden (1983) states set up time in the pressing department has decreased dramatically from 3 hours in 1945 to 3 minutes in 1970. One of the most weighted

Violence in the Workplace: a Case Study

551 words - 3 pages Contemporary Management Class 48A Violence in the Workplace: A Case Study Problem Definition: Rising rates of violence in the workplace have reached epidemic levels, causing distress to its victims, their families, and the businesses. Steps should be taken to prevent future incidents of this nature, however there is no clear consensus on the best method. Problem Justification: Called by some a “National Epidemic”, workplace violence

GROUNDING OF THE PASSENGER SHIP ROYAL MAJESTY ON ROSE AND CROWN SHOAL NEAR NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS JUNE 10, 1995

521 words - 3 pages On June 10, 1995, the passenger ship Royal Majesty grounded on a shoal about 10 miles east of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, whilst on passage from Bermuda to Boston.The report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB/MAR-97/01http://www.ntsb.gov/ publictn/1997/mar9701.pdf) focuses on determining how this vessel could travel, unknown to the crew, more than 17 miles off course.The immediate cause of the grounding was clear - the

Last Year, Mr. Smith Was Involved in an Automobile Accident, Severely Injuring His Legs. as a Part of a Long-Term Rehabilitation Process, His Physician Prescribes a Daily Routine of Swimming. Because...

1778 words - 8 pages Case: Last year, Mr. Smith was involved in an automobile accident, severely injuring his legs. As a part of a long-term rehabilitation process, his physician prescribes a daily routine of swimming. Because there is not readily available public facility nearby, Mr. Smith purchases a house with a pool for $175,000. Replacing the pool would cost $20,000. The existing pool increases the fair market value of the house by $8,000. Mr. Smith

Pd the Patterns of Success in Product Development a Case Study

2858 words - 12 pages THE PATTERNS OF SUCCESS IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT KIVANC UNCU Applied Business Research And Communication Skills Dr. Peggy Bilbruck June 21, 2014 ABSTRACT Getting a successful result in product development can be considered a typical purpose for any R&D business. The purpose of the paper is to make a good solution the differences of success at R&D project levels. Using the verification from industrial example, the paper shows

Avon in Global Market in 2009: Managing and Developing a Global Workforce

1197 words - 5 pages CURTIN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY School of Information Systems End of Semester 1 Examination June 2006 Internal/External Students: Internal and External. All Campuses. Unit Name: Business Statistics 101 Unit Number & Version: 10993 Version 3 Duration: Two hrs preceded by a 10 minute reading period. Supervisor will indicate when answering of exam may begin. If you wish to make notes, please use the back of your exam paper, or

The Terminal Velocity Of A Paper Helicopter

964 words - 4 pages different, as I will be examining the terminal velocity of a freefalling paper helicopter. Planning and Method. Any experiment needs variations as well as fairness to be a true success. The two variations I will include in this experiment shall be: 1) The number of paperclips on the bottom of the helicopter. 2) The length of the helicopter rotors. The number of paperclips changes the acceleration force while the

The Pulse of Europe 2009: 20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

2869 words - 12 pages The Pulse of Europe 2009: 20 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Pew Research Center) End of Communism Cheered but Now with More Reservations Nearly two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, publics of former Iron Curtain countries generally look back approvingly at the collapse of communism. Majorities of people in most former Soviet republics and Eastern European countries endorse the emergence of multiparty systems and a free

Case Study Paper For Borderline Personality Disoder. Shows An Actually Sitiution Of A Person With BPD

1176 words - 5 pages , and threw it at her sister, who was 12 years old at the time. She needed 5 stitches.Even though her mother had been very controlling and disapproved of her involvement with boys and even many of her friends, Elizabeth became very promiscuous. This began around the age of 17. It is very rare that Elizabeth is not in some sort of relationship with a man. She fears being alone. She makes sure that she has complete control over just about every

Related Papers

Causes Of The Toyota Problems In The Fall Of 2009

774 words - 4 pages Causes of Toyota’s Current Problems The background of Toyota, before the problems of the accelerator in the Lexus and Toyota branded cars, is that it is the worlds biggest car manufacturers and was known for its quality of cars. It started to grow intensively and in 2009 their desire for such growth affected the quality of theirs cars. The Toyota car company found itself in severe problems in August 2009. When a 911 call was made

“The Effect Of Study Habits On The Academic Performanceof Freshmen Education Students In Xavier University, Cagayan De Oro City, School Year 2008 2009

527 words - 3 pages defined as low scores on amount of time per study session, time(in days) when preparation began, and amount of information the participants believed they had retained. High scores onanxiety level were included in 'unhealthy' study habits. A Pearson correlationindicated no relationship between amount of caffeine consumed whilestudying and the individual's effectiveness of studying and preparation.Marcus Credé and Nathan R. Kuncel (2008) in their

Gondwanaland: A Study Of The Continent In A Theoratic Sense

1077 words - 5 pages India, and the Santa Catharina System in South America.The official definition of 'Gondwanaland' is found on the www.thefreedictionary.com site which is as follows:Noun 1. Gondwanaland - a hypothetical continent that (according to plate tectonic theory) broke up later into India and Australia and Africa and South America and AntarcticaEdward Suess noted that all four continents have similar glacial deposits and fossils

Competition In The Golf Equipment Industry 2009

4597 words - 19 pages regard the development of clubs. Ping golf does not have the wide product range of Calloway and TaylorMade Adidas. Ping was an industry leader in the iron segment in 2009. They have no golf ball product. Nike golf does have a wide product line but as yet has not excelled in the sales of equipment. Their products almost never sold at the recommended retail price, unlike their rival companies who tightly controlled retail prices of their products