Spoiled papers

No comment needed on the following from Columns 16 and 17 of the Offical Report of 14th May 2007 in the Scottish Parliament during the voting for the deputy presiding officers:

The Presiding Officer: (the other) Alex Fergus(s)on:  “Just before I invite members to vote again, I should have said that we had four spoiled papers in the first round of voting. Believe it or not, they were caused by people voting more than once. I am quite aware that we have heard that before, but I suggest to members that they should vote for only one candidate on the paper.”

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4 Responses to Spoiled papers

  1. hoiho says:

    And people say I’m being cynical when I question the quality of parliamentarians we have.
    I’ll bet half of them couldn’t cope with anything more complex than a bingo coupon.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Surely this indicates that we have parliamentarians with a highly-developed and sophisticated sense of satire – surely the ballot papers were deliberately spoiled as a subtle, but pointedly effective, comment on the disenfranchisement of the equivalent of the City of Dundee on May 3 – surely we don’t have any parliamentarians who can’t figure out how to vote – surely we don’t have 4 of them – surely…. ….surely…………ach, goad, we’re all doomed.

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