Monday, May 9, 2011

The Scottish Youth Parliament

Gaelic for 'do as you are told'.

Nothing fills me more with despair than organisations that declare themselves self proclaimed spokespersons for a huge chunk of society. From Mumsnet to the subject of my post, my heart sinks at their very mention.
The Scottish Youth Parliament deserve a special place in my hall of contempt. Allegedly set up, with charity status, to give the youth of Scotland a 'national voice' it soaks up plenty of oLinkur money a year in order to train the political class of the future.

As far as I am concerned, anyone who chooses to climb the political ladder as a career choice should automatically be forbidden from doing so. There is nothing wrong with having a healthy interest in politics, of course not. Since the days of Maggie Thatcher kicking Scargill in the nuts, I've been fascinated by politics. But I don't want to be a politician.

These youngsters have declared, consciously or not, that they have the desire to rule over others. In my world, they would be dragged away and 'not fit for office' tattooed on their forehead.

But, on a brighter note, it's good to see that they are being well trained in the political art.


Snowolf said...

Look at him there.

Politics really is a beauty contest for ugly fuckers, isn't it?

Sam Duncan said...

Couldn't agree more, Rab. School for Twats.

I always say that I take the same interest in politics as I would in any other disaster that befell the country. Chiefly, how the fuck do we make it stop?

banned said...

A while ago such a Young Person was aired on our local BBC Radio station; she was presented as representing Britains Youth on such a Parliament and wittered on about something inconsequential.

I happen to know that she was shipped down from London for her 7 minutes of fame so she certailnly did not Represent local Youth though the Beeb failed to mention this.

microdave said...

Isn't that Gabby Logan in your picture?