pete75 wrote:bovlomov wrote:merseymouth wrote:But then again the make-up of the UK Parliament isn't exactly sound? Too many old Lawyers of the male gender! Maybe not enough Trans members???
Interestingly, the great amount of lawyers doesn't make for a great standard of debate, or a great body of legislation. It seems that lawyer training, far from providing protection against faulty logic, instead is a lesson in how to defend absolutely anything, and how to employ faulty logic for maximum effect. It's true that some of the best brains in Parliament are trained in the law, but so are many of the worst.
That the first trans MP will probably be another lawyer. I'm not sure that would be a step towards greater diversity.
But how many are successful lawyers? Keir Starmer certainly but who else? A lawyer's skill is to persuade. They do this by using whatever they have in the best possible way.
There are quite a few QCs among them. Joanna Cherry, Dominic Grieve, Geoffrey Cox, from memory.
Dominc Raab hasn't achieved those heights, but he's an interesting case. Astonishingly, he has a lot of legal experience at quite a high level. Yet, I've never heard or read anything he has said that makes look like anything but a complete idiot. It's an utter mystery. Are there two Dominic Raabs? Has he had a bang on the head?