24th March 2002, 00:02
I heard today that the government has managed to get all female shortlists for local elections in Wales (I think). Personally I find this digusting and going completly against the whole equal oppertunities. I am sickened by this whole, "we must employ more women and ethnic minorities so we can keep up with government targets and employ unsuitable people." If a candidate is no good then people wont vote for them, this just makes a mockery of the whole thing. God knows how they managed to do it when the idea has been kicked out a few years back.