Once more they’re on about quotas.
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?