In an ideal world people would be appointed on merit.
In the world of Scotland’s unpopular Deputy First Minster Nicola Sturgeon, she appears to believe that they should be appointed on the basis of having a vagina and tits.
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon has “challenged” (joke) the First Minister to appoint even more women to senior Government posts.
It seems that tokenism is all the rage in the SNP at present.
Already Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond has appointed two female cabinet secretaries in an attempt to con women into voting for independence.
The SNP declared:
“We practice what we preach”.
It took Salmond 7 years to do so!
Angela Constance and Shona Robison are officially promoted to the Scottish Government top table.
They are the Ministers without real jobs.
The move of boosting female representation on the Scottish Cabinet brings the percentage to 40%.
As Salmond is becoming more and more deluded, he will probably look to the opinion polls to see if his latest trick has worked, if not then there might be more women getting appointed.
And they will have a vagina and tits.
Then the SNP will cry, ‘look we practice what we preach’ mark 2 version.
In Glasgow, I am told that some SNP members refer to the control of Glasgow SNP as being run by the ‘sisterhood’.
In 2012, the ‘sisterhood’ got their ass handed to them by Gordon ‘free dinners’ Matheson in an epic Labour victory.
Apparently having a vagina and tits didn’t help in 2012.
Does unpopular Nicola Sturgeon wanting to expand the ‘sisterhood’ to the Scottish Cabinet?
What have Angela Constance and Shona Robison really achieved in government?
Constance is the Minsiter for no one knows what she does, and Robison is the Minister for games!
Both those positions merit promotion?
I think not!
Opposition parties have rightly complained the ‘sisterhood’ appointments were politically motivated with no additional duties and a public price tag of over £30,000 in salaries.
Unpopular Nicola Sturgeon said:
"These appointments do mean that 40% of the Cabinet are women”.
Nicola can do percentages!
"That is a significant milestone and one we should be proud of. It is the highest of any administration in the lifetime of this parliament. Although I should perhaps say, First Minister, given that we make up 52% of the population perhaps it's not time to stop quite where we are right now."
Remember Glasgow City Council 2012, utterly slaughtered at the polls, the ‘talent’ wasn’t there as aptly demonstrated by the odious Natalie McGarry.
McGarry went onto get slaughtered again at the Cowdenbeath by-election, crushed by the Labour Candidate Cara Hilton.
People should be promoted on merit, patently in the Scottish National Party that does apply, and discriminating against people based on sex is just discrimination.
Labour equalities spokeswoman Jackie Baillie said:
"Why have they not been promoted before now? Of course, this is perhaps not about recognising talent - it is quite simply about the referendum. Apparently the First Minister has a problem with women. Or is it that women have a problem with Alex Salmond? I'm sure it comes as a surprise to him, but it would appear that women don't altogether trust the First Minister and his promises."
"The First Minister has today increased the salary of two women by something like £30,000 to £40,000 a year, and that is welcome. But there is a marginal impact on the equal pay gap by doing that. How about increasing the wages of 256,000 working women to pay the Living Wage?"
Conservative deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said:
"The appointments without supporting ministers or additional duties are being funded at taxpayers' expense, and I do think that comes across as being unseemly. How much better these appointments would have been had they been given the chance to perform better than failing ministers in the Scottish Government such as the Justice Secretary or the Education Secretary."
Although promoting women is just an SNP gimmick, we should also remember that behind it is something far more sinister, it is about discrimination, acceptable discrimination.
For a party that says it is about fairness, equality and social justice, we are seeing like the phoney childcare policy that is just another lie.
I am voting no to independence because Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon cannot be trusted.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University