Inspired by Queenie's comment on the Jo Swinson thread about Keir Starmer not being a favourite for Labour leader because he's "too much like a lawyer and not enough like a proper politician".
Now, call me biased but I think we would be in a better place right now if our politicians were less like politicians and more like lawyers.
A good lawyer would never have carved his manifesto commitments into stone, but put them in a Word document peppered with caveats. A good lawyer would not have had a referendum between remaining in the EU and leaving the EU without coming up with a nice defined term to explain what "leave the EU" actually meant. A good lawyer who wanted to avoid a leave result would have required a supermajority, or a majority of the eligible electorate rather than just those who voted in order to change the status quo. A good lawyer would have understood what the single market and customs union actually are before making promises about leaving them or remaining in them (delete as applicable). A good lawyer would have got their head around the Good Friday Agreement.
Basically we should just sack the politicians and put the lawyers in charge.