This is a brilliant story:
The Scottish National Party says it is on course to have Scotland’s first Asian MSP sitting at Holyrood. Glasgow councillor Bashir Ahmad is among the candidates the party has listed as those it most wants elected to the Scottish Parliament next year.
Mr Ahmad, who came to Scotland from Pakistan at the age of 21, has been president of the Pakistan Welfare Association five times. In 1995 he founded Scots Asians for Independence, which has aimed to build support for the SNP among the Scottish Asian community.
Mr Ahmad said party members had “righted the wrong” of Asians having no voice in the parliament. He said: “The lack of any Asian or ethnic minority voice in the Scottish Parliament has been felt deeply in my community.”
Courtesy of Ministry of Truth, who says: “Thatâ€™s what being British is all about – not one single homogeneous identity but multiple identities existing without coming into conflict, all of which add up to an individual person.“. I completely agree.
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