If anything, I'd say it tends in the opposite direction. At the turn of the 20th century, around a fifth of the House of Commons were barristers. Many other members came from aristocratic or gentry families so they had a strong and knowledgeable interest in land law and rural economy. Others came from the manufacturing heartland of the north, with interests in commerce and industry (northern Liberals), or labour issues.(Original post by MaxReid)
A similar argument could be made for Law degrees. Margaret Thatcher was a lawyer, Tony Blair studied Law.
Between these four overall blocs, you had a lot of talent and this led to very interesting debates; go back to 1900 and read the Hansard for any bill, the average member is quite knowledgeable.
Compare that to today, where that fifth that were barristers is now half taken up by public relations "experts", accountants and HR managers. I'd say it's not at all a bad thing to have lawyers involved in making the law
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