The Edinburgh North and Leith MP said: "The new appointment system has been running for over a year and has not produced the diversity of judicial appointments we hoped. They’re still mainly middle-class and white."Hasn't it occurred to Mr Lazarowicz that all people holding the necessary qualifications to become judges are by definition middle-class (or higher) no matter what their family background? I also think it rather peculiar that this Member of Parliament hasn't noticed that over 98% of the Scottish population is white. This is not to say that our judges don't make spectacular errors; they do. But these mistakes are usually the result of pandering to political correctness of the sort promoted by, well, Labour MPs like Mr Lazarowicz.
Friday, 12 September 2003
Aren't politicians stupid sometimes? One of Edinburgh's MPs is complaining that our judges are not sufficiently diverse: