Tuesday, June 12

Boring my friends with Law - One at a time

It's been a few weeks since my last post. I never did post with too great a frequency as it was, but what with my first year being over there is little on the law side of things to write about. I am off to do some work experience next week, so that might be worth a mention.

I could perhaps start to write about legal developments and other such matters, but I feel that I am still inexperienced and my opinions are likely to be somewhat pointless. On the subject I would, however like to make mention of something I noticed earlier. I was checking BBC Parliament to see if anything interesting was being debated, only to see the Serious Crime Bill (I am fairly certain that was it's name) having it's second reading in the House of Commons. There could have been no more than 10 other members of Parliament present and listening to the Bill.

I was watching this at a friend's, much to their annoyance. Despite her protests that I returned the channel to the Apprentice, she did seem interested in the idea that this may be an important piece of legislation that has produced a very small turn out. This seems to be the exception to the norm though as most people I speak with on the subject will dismiss it out of hand as 'boring' or 'not something I'm interested in'.

Personally I can't see why people wouldn't want to know how their democratically elected representatives are acting on their behalf.

8 comments:

Law Minx said...

Hi LS,

Of COURSE you can write about legal developments as you see them - its your blog and your opinion, which is never likely to be pointless! ( Besides, in this post you've already done it!)

Charon QC said...

Keep posting Accidental.. you may have just finished your first year - but you are a blawger

England expects... ! :-)

(I enjoy your views)

Anonymous said...

I realise everybody has a go at the anon commenter but I am addicted to your blog because I am constantly amazed by how much of a geek you are. You sound lke my grandfather.

Charon QC said...

Sorry... did not mean to call you 'Accidental'... had just been to Accidental's blog before yours....

The comment was intended for YOUR blog !

It would be interesting to read of work experience!

Android said...

I think you were just trying to impress her ;))

Lawdent said...

I would have preferred to watch the Apprentice I must admit.
Sounds like you might make a good judge.
I wouldn't expect to be invited back either. Hope it wasn't a first date.

Law Student said...

LawDent your comment did make me laugh; I must admit that it was not long after this event that I found myself leaving her house...

[LawStudent would like to take this oppurtunity to point out that it was not a first date, and he has been invited back....You cheeky git]

Android said...

Invited back? To watch more BBC Parliament? :O