A more diverse judiciary is needed in England and Wales, the House of Lords Constitution Committee has said.
Peers said targets may be needed to recruit more ethnic minority and female judges if the judiciary did not better reflect society within five years, but said such a move was not needed yet.
The report by peers suggested greater diversity also meant a need to boost the numbers of gay and disabled judges.
They said judges had to understand the “array of concerns and experiences” of those who appeared before them.
NO! Judges have to understand THE LAW.
Sod ‘understanding the concerns and experiences’ of people, that’s got nothing to do with the law! Or rather, it never mattered before. But thanks to the progressives, it does now.
And hello, positive discrimination!
It said that where two candidates were of equal merit, the need for diversity should tip the balance.
Great! I wonder when we’ll see the first case of deliberate mutilation in order to get on the bench, rather than keep invalidity benefits?
Committee chairwoman Baroness Jay said it was “vital that the public have confidence in our judiciary”.
And you think this’ll help..?