Thursday, January 25, 2007


Another Triumph at Scottish Questions

Squealer prophesized not so long ago that he would not have to wait very long for Jo Swinson to stick her foot in it again.

Swinson pitched up this softball congratulating the Government on their policy of letting 18 year old's to stand for elections.
Jo Swinson ( East Dunbartonshire) (LD): There is concern in all parties about low turnout among young people in elections. Next May, for the first time in Scotland, 18-year-old candidates, including the Liberal Democrat challenger in the First Minister's constituency, will stand for election. I hope that the Minister and the First Minister welcome the implementation of that new law. When will the Government take the next step and encourage more young people to play an active part in the political process by introducing voting at 16?

David Cairns: First, the hon. Lady could have said that it is a reform introduced by the Government that allows 18-year-olds to stand as candidates. That provision did not fall out of a clear blue sky. It underlines our commitment to engaging with young people and ensuring that they play a full part.
Maybe Fib Dems should be keeping count of the number of times Jo fumbles the ball at Scottish Questions but we'd lose count because of the outbreaks of laughter.

I name this ship the HMS Hopeless. May God bless her and all who sail on her.

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