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.
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Belinda Brown: Shannon Robertshaw will discover that a child needs a father

The society that feminism has created is fragmenting and disintegrating. Children have become commodities and even reproduction has been commodified – something to be bought or sold like any other transaction. Yet neither craving for motherhood nor the opposite – the fear of being burdened with an unwanted child – has changed. The difference from […]


Belinda Brown: Young women lead a counter-revolution against feminist orthodoxies

The Young Women’s Trust, formerly YWCA, has run a survey in which young women stated their views and preferences only to have them ignored or twisted to suit the ideology and interests of those who run this charity:  women whose adherence to feminism will have helped them attain a position of power for themselves. These […]


Belinda Brown: Feminist bullies and the pernicious myth that sexual morality is just about ‘consent’

Pity today’s male undergraduate, tasked with navigating his way through the thorny thicket of university gender politics. For surely Oliver Cromwell himself, history’s most notorious puritan, would have admired the zeal of the new generation of self-styled feminist campaigners, with all their fury over perceived grievances. The latest target of their rage is George Lawlor, […]


Belinda Brown: Men don’t need to marry to get sex

Victoria Bateman, a self-declared feminist, recently wrote a piece where she rediscovered the advantages of marriage for women. But predictably her explanation for the reason that women don’t get married has nothing to do with feminists; it is of course the fault of men of the working class. Laura Perrins has already criticised Bateman’s thesis. As Laura […]


Belinda Brown: UCL is a feminist hothouse. Tonight it finally confronts the facts

At UCL this evening we will launch the Gender Equity Network with an inaugural lecture questioning the wisdom of imposing gender equality policies on universities. UCL’s spiritual founder, Jeremy Bentham, has been described as a pugnacious critic of established political doctrines. He created the concept of utilitarianism with its axiom: “It is the greatest happiness […]


Belinda Brown: Now the Scouts are to be transformed into a feminist front

The new leader of the Scouting Association is a woman Ann Limb. This would be fine if it was simply a case of the best man or woman for the job. Sadly it looks like an ideologically based choice. Limb predictably wants to increase the number of girls in the Scouts. This is regardless of […]