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: 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 […]


Belinda Brown: Feminism can only flourish under the protection of real men

On Woman’s Hour on Wednesday feminists Rebecca Asher and Jack Urwin were discussing their respective books both called Manning Up. While we know that feminists are forever finding new territories to conquer, Asher’s land grab sounds truly cynical. She has joined the movement within feminism that labels masculinity as ‘toxic’ and which attempts to pathologise, […]


Belinda Brown: Feminism poisons relations between men and women

In Saturday’s blog I explained how a feminist politics was undermining women’s and families’ interests, contributing to a top heavy political system and eroding participatory mechanisms. Today I will explore what we should do about this. First, politicians should be held more accountable to us, becoming less loose cannons ever ready to inflict their latest policy […]


Belinda Brown: The State has become the forbidding guardian of the family

(Last Sunday, TCW writer Belinda Brown braved the The Big Debate: Women and Politics in the 21st Century, taking on the arch feminists Bonnie Greer, Dr Leslie Orr and Heather Wakefield. This is the third in a series of posts in which she sets out her argument as to why their feminist demand for equal political representation is so deeply […]