Quotas unfair

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The SNP enthusiasm for 50/50 representation of the sexes on the boards of public companies, in the interests of equality (your report, 25 February) doesn’t stand up to any kind of moral scrutiny. It is as exclusive as it is inclusive.

A candidate knowing that his or her qualifications and experience are entirely suitable for the advertised post would be rightly aggrieved to find that only a blind quota system had denied him or her the opportunity to further a promising career.

Perhaps the real reason for adopting this desperately unfair system is as a sure fire vote winner, and forget democracy.

Peter Laidlaw

Bramdean Rise