It’s not what you say…

This article in today’s Independent made me smile. According to (Tory chairman) Liam “Dr” Fox–presumably having a break from judging Pop Idol (I know)–the Conservatives won’t be bothering with any of that liberal positive discrimination nonsense: “[he insisted] his party would select candidates on merit alone and not because of their colour or sex.”

Dr Fox said: “For a meritocratic party to be effective it must be minority-blind. For us it does not matter where an individual comes from, who his parents were, or the colour of his skin.”

…as long as he is male, though, presumably?