The protesting barristers find it’s hard to make their case on the streets

Old women enjoy the winter sunshine and knit and sew.

Old women enjoy the winter sunshine and knit and sew.

Jonathan Jones writes in the Guardian:

The protesting barristers find it’s hard to make their case on the streets

For centuries the bewigged lawyer has been a target for satire – no wonder the sight of them in a dissenting context is comical.

He’s referring to the fact that one of BeautifulBurnout / CalamityJane123’s comrades on the virtual picket line is hefting an £1100.00 handbag, which rather puts MrsB’s new cooker in the shade.

He continues:

“Barristers are trained in a very specific form of public argument, rooted in the rhetorical arts of ancient Rome, that privileges their speech.”

Ah like this from the good barrister herself:

Fuck off you repugnant piece of shit. That is a line you have just overstepped big time.

I have no doubt in my mind whatseover that you will laugh your sad, paedo little socks off when you read this post, but I really couldn’t give a shit, scumbag. You will regret what you have said for far longer than I will be upset about it. You can bet on that.

The Untrusted, 11 December, 2010 12:15.

Strangely this response and my comment that prompted it have both disappeared from the thread, which would indicate maybe it wasn’t quite up to the rhetorical arts of ancient Rome that’s expected from the elite of the legal profession.

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