Our thanks to David for this. He writes:
Hi Mike – more nonsense from Scotland, from a female politician who ticks all the boxes. She was previously a Conservative PPC, but then decided the SNP would give her privilege way beyond her talent.
Her Wikipedia page is here. From the section on her political career:
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh was active in the Scottish Conservative Party from the age of 10 and a member from 16. She was chairperson of Edinburgh Central Young Conservatives and deputy spokeswoman for the party on women and family issues and equal opportunities. She stood as the party’s candidate in Glasgow Govan in the 1999 Scottish Parliament election, where she came in third place with 2,343 votes (8.88%).
During the election, she was paraded as the bright new face of Scottish Conservatism. She ran her campaign on family life, law and order, health and education, and spoke against the SNP pledge to increase taxes. She also attacked Alex Salmond’s criticism of NATO’s involvement in the Kosovo War, saying his description of the intervention as “unpardonable folly” was “hopelessly naive” and he should hang his “head in shame”.
She said that Salmond’s comments exposed “the stark truth” about him, that “he is hopelessly out of his depth in the arena of real politics, national, and international”.
In 2000, she resigned from the Conservatives in response to William Hague’s “right wing” pronouncements on asylum seekers. She declared that she would join the Scottish National Party, and was welcomed as a ‘defector’. [Note: This was just a year after she had declared Alex Salmond “hopelessly out of his depth…”. A woman of principle, clearly.] Salmond said he was “glad she has joined the party”. [Note: A man of principle, clearly.]
She is the founder and chair of the Scottish Asian Women’s Association… blah, blah, blah…