A well-known lawyer was quoted in the Law Times saying:
"... of the last 100 judicial appointments by the Tories, 98 per cent of them have been white men. "
Someone slipped up.
Diversity in appointments is a major problem. I have written on it and spoken about it on radio and television many times.
But this government has not appointed almost hundred white men out of the last hundred judges. Women, who are being appointed at a lower rate than under the old government, make up over 25% of appointments. And depending how you define 'white' there have been more than 2% non-white appointments in the last hundred.
Now, that's not a record to be praised -- when I last looked the Bar is not 75% male and 97% white (neither is Canada) -- but hyperbole is not a good approach to statistics. Let's get the figures right and work on evidence -- not ideology.