One of the few traditional Conservatives to have served on the Tory front bench under Cameron, Paterson was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland before being promoted to the more high profile role of Secretary of State for Defra.

Candidate of the day

Owen Paterson

One day to go and Sir John Major has weighed in. “Labour divides to rule. To win votes they will turn rich against poor; north against south; worker against boss." We hope we don't wake up with them on Friday.

Hero of the day

Sir John Major

Another awful Labour woman. The fact Ed Miliband’s carved his pledges in stone doesn't mean he might not break them, campaign chief Lucy Powell has said.

Villain of the day

Lucy Powell



Back marriage. Restore grammar schools. Leave the EU.

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown is author of 'The Private Revolution' and a number of well-cited academic papers. More recently, she has started writing and blogging for The Daily Mail and The Conservative Woman. She has a particular interest in men's issues and the damage caused by feminism.
All posts by Belinda Brown

Belinda Brown: It’s not your employer’s job to look after your baby

(This is the first of two posts by Belinda Brown on pregnancy and the workplace. The second will appear on Tuesday.) As the Government tries to impose another layer of legislation to promote the interests of pregnant women, employers, SMEs and smaller businesses need to start speaking up. We learn from a new Government report […]


Belinda Brown: Feminism erodes the role of the father

One day, I hope, feminism, which has been described by Erin Pizzey as “The most fraudulent movement the world has ever seen”, will be relegated to the annals of history. The second International Conference on Men’s Issues, held a few weeks ago in London, will be regarded as one of the significant events which helped […]


Belinda Brown: The good die young – pity so many are men

On the 23rd of February this year four demolition contractors, Michael Collings  aged 53, Ken Cresswell 57, Chris Huxtable 34, and John Shaw 61 were killed when the building they were working on collapsed on top of them. These men were likely to have been working to support their families. They sacrificed their lives for others and for […]


Belinda Brown: Wolf-whistling a hate crime? What an insult to real victims of abuse

TCW’s Belinda Brown has written a splendid piece for The Daily Mail slapping down the absurd idea advanced by Nottinghamshire police that wolf-whistling should be categorised as a hate crime: Striding down the avenues and boulevards of Paris in my early 20s, I regularly found myself receiving verbal advances from men. Working as a model […]


Belinda Brown: We have robbed working class men of their role as providers for the family

From early years right through to university  boys are underachieving in education compared to girls. While they started trailing girls as early as the 1980s, the scale of the problem and its implications have been getting progressively worse. There used to be sources of skilled and unskilled employment for less educated men to turn to, […]


Belinda Brown: Women exploit men’s chivalrous instincts

Psychologists recently established, for the benefit of those too blinkered to know already, that society perceives harming women as less morally acceptable than harming men. This was in the past deeply beneficial to evolution. A society’s survival would have depended on the number of mature females able to reproduce and the degree to which their children […]