Oligarchy - government by the few, especially despotic power exercised by a small and privileged group for corrupt or selfish purposes.
From the Law Society Gazette 2015 (the latest figures that I could obtain, a PhD researcher was rebuffed when asking the same question in 2021 under a Freedom of Information Act notice)
‘The number of MPs with a legal background sworn in this week is 40% higher than in the last parliament.
Research compiled by BPP University Law School has revealed that 119 of the 650 MPs either studied or practised law before standing for election. In 2010, 85 elected MPs had legal experience.
MPs with a legal background now make up almost one-fifth of the House of Commons.
In the Cabinet, the influence of ministers with a legal background is significantly greater, with the proportion of those in Cabinet posts rising from 4% in 2010 to 18% today.’
Further research from 2020 reveals that seventy eight MP’s are multi millionaires ( Sunak being the wealthiest ) one suspects with the shenanigans going on the plague, that this figure has some what increased) over thirteen percent.
So tell me again about this Parliamentary Representative Democracy? It represents who exactly?
The Libertarian Party has a full programme of Constitutional Reform which aims to end the vice-like grip of this oligarchy and return power to the people through Direct Democracy on the Swiss model.
Andrew Withers FRSA