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: Feminism forgets that private life surpasses public life

Socially conservative women, those of us who place family and children at the centre, will, I hope dislodge feminism from its teetering political pedestal  and help provide an alternative, all embracing, more functional politics. A politics where families and individuals are at the heart of decision making  can be equally ambitious in scope because it […]


Belinda Brown: Boys have been abandoned by the gender equality bandwagon

This week has seen a parliamentary discussion on how to increase ‘diversity’ in STEMM subjects. We have also had some front page headlines about the lack of freedom of speech in universities. Tomorrow evening I hope to show that freedom of speech is still alive and well in UCL. I plan to examine the impact […]


Belinda Brown: What young women really want are marriageable young men

On Wednesday I was on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour discussing a recent report produced by the Young Woman’s Trust (YWT). When I covered this report previously the survey findings were not available. Now that they are, a close look at them suggests that the report is an exercise in spin. The report repeatedly states that young women feel traditionally male roles are […]


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, […]