Harriet Harperson, the Minister for Women and Equality (there is no Minister for Men, of course, making it one of the most ironic job titles in the history of modern politics) has decided that the British government is “too white” and they must make efforts to make it more representative of the general population.
She’s even intending to launch an inquiry into why there are more white men in parliament than women or ethnic minorities and “positive discrimination” has been mooted again as a way of cheating the system to fulfill arbitrary quotas.
The last thing we need in these troubled economic times is an expensive inquiry so I’ll save the taxpayer some money by telling Harriet Harperson the answer myself, free of charge:
Dear Ms Harperson,
I read, with interest, your comments on the “too white” British Parliament and wished to offer your my support. I appreciate that words are of no use to someone with so many jobs and so much inequality to stamp out so I will offer you some practical support.
I note that you are intending to launch an inquiry into why there are so many white male MPs in parliament. As luck would have it, I have previously investigated this and discovered the cause of this democratic defecit. There are a number of factors involved:
- More white males want to be MPs
- More white males put themselves forward for selection
- More white males are voted to be candidates by their party
- More white males are voted for in elecions
I hope this helps with your investigations and saves you launching an expensive inquiry into how you and your colleagues became MPs. I look forward to reading your proposals for ensuring that parliament has adequate quotas of ethnic minority, female, disabled, homosexual, trans-gender and other oppressed sections of society.
If anyone else wants to send the findings of their own investigations, you can contact Harriet Harperson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.