My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Sunday, August 20, 2006

And,, this is a conservative?

He's going to use quotas??? Has he heard of local democracy???
David Cameron [conservative leader in the UK] will unveil controversial plans today to use quotas to accelerate his drive for more women parliamentary candidates in the Conservative Party's target seats.

The Tory leader will announce that in future at least half the names on the final shortlist for selection in these seats must be women.

He will also risk a showdown with party traditionalists by spelling out proposals to strip grassroots members of the final say over who becomes their candidate.
There's no need for quotas to increase the number of women who sit in Parliament. Women make up 51% of the electorate - if they want more women in Parliament, they can just do it. From my perspective, it makes no difference if we have more or less women - all I care about is competence.


Blogger jw said...

I see a possible silver ling in this. Soft-C conservative women listen to men's problems and are willing to help males in the areas in which we need help. No other political group can say that.

Adding more women to the Conservatives would help men and boys ... through doing that they would help all of society.

I still object to quotas!

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