parliament
of uncivil law

the courts for sure maintain their free to act
but i'm concerned by parliament
independent supposèdly of courtly ways
it needs it must be able
to cure a justice mess

the plebiscite can like to vote opponents in
legals the largest brat amongst MPs
can like to keep their outside skills alive
but don't have time to educate for change
so lawyers still have strong appeal
to tinker with the courtly flies
and let a justice failure be

like drivers in always shunting goods yards
who only see the slowly moving wagons
not the stretching railway
not the can't-stop-in-time ramping express

they'll not decide to fix a mess
they haven't noticed happen yet

the executive part-neutered parliament by whips enticing power
justice part-neutered parliament by colonisation

we need a rule that legal lads both girls and boys
are barred to candidate for parliament
unless their justice membership be eternally revoked


Looks like the balance has changed since this poem was written; the proportion of legals amongst MPs has gone down by a third since 1997. Mind you, the argument isn't really destroyed; the profession still carries excessive influence; Tony Blair, Prime Minister, and Michael Howard, Tory leader, are both ex-legals.

image: poem

2K0:2

site
copyright

image: set Hear

introduction
centuries
unjustice
complexity
money
smirk
flame
magistrates
age
wrong
invention
scotland
criminal
democracy
consent
piano
parliament
citizen
bailiff
bones
health
maid
blackbox
53
fear




this archive is hosted by arts & ego
© 1978-2020 dylan harris