Lib Dims launch “diversity fund” for minority candidates in Wales

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

Lib Dim Welsh Assembly member, Kirsty Williams AM, has set up a Welsh Lib Dim Diversity Fund and her colleague, Peter Black AM, is soliciting £100 donations for the fund.

The “Diversity Fund” has been set up to raise money to fund election campaigns for female, ethnic minority, disabled and disadvantaged Lib Dim candidates in Wales.

I have asked Peter Black several times on Facebook why black, female or disabled people need or deserve more money for election campaigns.  Do elections cost more money for such people in Wales?  His answer?  It’s an “internal matter” and he doesn’t have to answer to me.
Well no Peter, you don’t have to answer but by not answering you look like a mealy-mouthed politician who’s been caught out making a tit of himself in a desperate search for a good headline.  Elections cost the same whether or not you are a “minority” candidate so there is no need for extra money for any candidate.

But there’s quite an important point that I would like to make, along the lines of the one I’ve made about the Ministry for Inequality and the institutional discrimination contained within it and the Equality Bill it has produced.  By grouping all the various “minorities” together, they actually form the majority and by focussing resources, legislation and policy on them, you turn white men into the under-represented, discriminated-against minority.  This is why positive discrimination is such a fallicy.

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  1. Scaffold (146 comments) says:

    If they live in Wales they are severely disadvantaged anyway. lol

  2. jameshigham (87 comments) says:

    No, it’s not an internal matter. It’s a policy matter.

  3. axel (1214 comments) says:

    maybe now all the pits have closed and they have all become clean, they have actually discovered how few non whites and how few women there are amongst them?

  4. Nonot (1 comments) says:

    MOney is to send such candidates on courses such as media training etc to make them better candidates and therefore more likely to be selected. THe theory being that their socio-economic situation has under-privileged them compared to white middle class men.

  5. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    So what about white working class men? The most discriminated against section of society – nobody is interested in helping white working class men, just women and minorities.

  6. axel (1214 comments) says:

    white women are the biggest minority
    white men are the second biggest minority

    that is based on the assumption that men die a lot quickker than women, especially in ex industrial shit holes

    and as whites are the biggest single group…..

    are welsh counted as white or even as homo sapiens?

    actually, white women might actually be a slight majority 51% of the population

  7. Cheryl (12 comments) says:

    PC is so stupid. You need to join the Campaign Against Political Correctness (CAPC):

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