Lawyers seek to clip attorney’s wings
Which group wants reform of the government’s law officers?
The post of attorney general should not be a “stepping stone to further political or ministerial advancement” except as lord chancellor or home secretary, a report recommends this week.
That won’t go down well with the current attorney, Suella Braverman. She asked her colleagues to advance her all the way to 10 Downing Street. And we can be sure she hopes that Liz Truss, whom she backs, will advance her to a mainstream cabinet job. As attorney, she merely “attends” cabinet.
So, which lefty lawyers are implicitly undermining Braverman by their “attempt at constraining the discretion of the prime minister in the appointment of the attorney general”? What hotbed of radicalism is arguing that the current “limitations on who can perform the role are too relaxed to justify such a powerful remit”?
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