Friday, 9 February 2007

Elections looming...and a shameful statistic


This week election posters have started to appear on lamposts all over the city. Anna Lo is standing for the non-sectarian Alliance Party in our local assembly elections on 7th March and, as far as I am aware, is the first person from an ethnic minority background to stand on behalf of a mainstream political party in Northern Ireland elections. This has got to be a good thing for our country, especially in a week when a University of Ulster report has announced that Northern Ireland is the most racist country in the western world.

(No post yesterday as, for some reason, blogger wasn't letting me in.)

7 comments:

photowannabe said...

Very interesting. That's the way it should be with everyone having an equal chance. Let us know what the outcome turns out to be.

Oya said...

I did not know that! Intersting.

Lavender Lady said...

Northern Ireland would not have been my first choice of the most bigotted country in the world. I would love to know how the election turns out.

blueboat said...

I'll let you know how Anna does!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Wow! Interesting post!!

amy said...

I am an American university student studying exactly this topic - the Chinese population in Northern Ireland! Would you be willing to email me: ftaeg@uaf.edu ?

Richard Bacchus said...

Congratulations Anna Lo!

-Richard Bacchus, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA