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December 13, 2004

Gi’s a Job.

Slightly misunderstanding the nature of Parliamentary representation:

There are just two black women MPs, both Labour (Diane Abbott and Oona King), of 13 black MPs, 119 women and 659 MPs in total. That's right, two. Given that there are well over 2 million ethnic-minority women in this country, that's an awful lot of representation left to Abbott and King.

MPs represent their constituents, not some class, race or sex. That’s why we have constituencies, see, instead of national voting lists and such. Sheesh. Anyway, the truth of the matter is here:

But hang on a minute, what about me?

She wants a job, can’t get it the traditional way so the rules have to be changed so that she gets it.

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I liked this bit:

'The debate goes eerily quiet, everyone looking to the floor with embarrassment, when the subject of black women, the least represented group of all, comes up.'

The least represented group of all? I don't see any Jedi Knights in parliament... Nor any Native American women. The least represented group of all? Give me a break.

Posted by: Andrew | Dec 13, 2004 10:58:34 AM

It's all about reducing people to groups, rather than treating them as individuals. Groups are easier to control than individuals. A big problem in the US too.

Posted by: Irene Adler | Dec 13, 2004 5:11:30 PM

Dangerous use of statistics. Given that 2% of the population is defined as black, there should be on this logic, 13 black MP's. Oh, that's lucky! Curious coincidence. Moreover, when it comes to sexual representation, with 2 out of 119, black women are no less represented than women overall. So, what we are saying then is that given they only represent 2% of the population we can have no more black MPs and that 4 of the black men must resign and give their jobs to black women? And200 males MP's must resign and that 72% of the house must be Christian and that.......

Posted by: m | Dec 14, 2004 8:57:39 AM

Yes they are. Except in the past white, quite well off males were "over-represented" so our representation should be cut to zero for "balance", as long as we keep paying for everything.

I think this is an accurate representation of the moonbat code.

Posted by: Rob Read | Dec 14, 2004 11:33:27 AM