No mention of the smokers?
Once more they’re on about quotas.
This time around they want to force political parties to fill 40% of their nominations with women, migrants, and people from ethnic minorities.
It was bad enough forcing women onto the ballot papers but now they want migrants and ethnic minorities as well? I think I have made my position on this fairly clear in the past when I said that candidates should be selected on merit and not their sexy bits. Forcing out good candidates to replace them with some twat who just happens to have the right genetic make up is the greatest load of crap and and is pissing in the face of democracy.
So they reckon that 12% of the population is immigrant do they? Do they take into account that this is a national figure and not a local one? Some counties have far more immigrants than others but yet the 40% still stands? What about smokers? They are a minority with rights and represent around 20% of the population but there is no mention of them in the quota system? Just sayin’.
If there is a female black candidate who has just arrived from Africa and who impresses me with her manifesto then I might vote for her, but I’m damned if I will vote for her just because she is a female black candidate who has just arrived from Africa.
So what is next? Quotas for genders I suppose. Every ballot paper has to contain at least one representative from each of the 50+ “genders” out there? And what about all the religions and non-religions? Do we have to have a candidate from each profession? There are precious few candidates representing infants or old people and they have rights too?
The whole concept of quotas is a steaming pile of horseshit.
Is it any wonder I don’t bother voting any more?
I think it is a disgrace that no provision appears to be made for Extra-Terrestrials. Suppose we have an election, as we may do in Spring, and get a newish government. All sorts of people could be represented but not one TD nor Taoiseach appointee Senator to represent the constituency of Proxima Centauri, the Trappist system.
Every piece of information I have been able to gather on Extra-Terrestrials says that they are likely to appear without warning, somewhere in a rural setting and could have some difficulty in communicating. What provision will we have made? None. This is inherently discriminatory in terms of alien outreach.
“they are likely to appear without warning, somewhere in a rural setting and could have some difficulty in communicating” Looks like they have anticipated the alien voter and put forward the Healy-Rae mob?
It appears that they have already run a trial scheme with the designated minority being cretins/mental defectives. It seems to have been a tremendous success as those from this minority occupy the vast majority of gubmint/civil service positions. No, I’m not singling out Eire with this observation: the same holds true this side of the water in the UK. Come to think of it, I can’t offhand think of a country where this isn’t the case.
If they ran to a gender percentage on their voting selection then the voting form would literally be bog roll in length. Bog roll electoral roll one immensley ueful for wiping shit off the other full of shit no amount of the former would wipe off.
What about people over-60? There should be a quota for seniors
The state of California has already done this to an extent. They have made quotas mandatory for publicly owned corporations as well as state and local governments. This is all nuts! Let the best man stand for elections!!!
Yea, what about dogs and cats – they deserve a leg up too !
Plus – it’s only fair !
My little Poopsy Woopsy thinks so also.
This is nucking futs!
What about babies, children & dead people? Don’t they also have rights and therefore should be on the ballot papers?