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: All work and no homemaking makes Jill an unhappy girl. Emma Barnett please note

Daily Telegraph Women’s Editor and broadcaster Emma Barnett appears to be going through a life crisis. Having spent a lifetime focused on high achievement and career, it sounds to me, to use her own words, as if she is ‘struggling to override the most primal instinct of all’. Asked to give a Ted X talk on […]


Belinda Brown: Part-time soldiering and feminisation weaken our army

The army is undergoing a radical overhaul, “Army 2020” is the transformational aim.  Forced, I suspect by budgetary constraints, they are reducing the size of the regular army by 20,000 and in its place doubling  – to 30,000 the size of the reserves.  The army has in recent years been somewhat neglectful of the Territorials and recruitment […]


Belinda Brown: Destructive feminism of Everyday Sexism Project tears men and women apart

Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project has got a British Empire Medal. We can only speculate about the other candidates nominated for this honour but no doubt there are many women whose interests would have been served by her project getting more publicity. The Fawcett Society perhaps, or Sandy Toksvig and the Women’s Equality Party, […]


Belinda Brown: Feminism sidelines men and adds huge costs to businesses and the State

(Dr Victoria Bateman is an Economic Historian and Fellow in Economics, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the Legatum Institute, London who believes to be a capitalist you have to be a feminist) Victoria Bateman is on a mission. She wants feminists to make progress in social and political spheres. As feminist ideology is […]


Belinda Brown: A century of feminism has failed us. Women have betrayed men’s trust

Neil Lyndon, author of No More Sex War and one of the first men to openly critique  feminism,  is right to draw attention to the relentless problems now facing boys and men. I am sympathetic to his logic that if the women who understand these problems, i.e. those who write for The Conservative Woman (I […]


Belinda Brown: Was that a wolf whistle? As a batty militant feminist I must dial 999

One of the most significant harms of feminism is the way that it has poisoned relations between the sexes. This  is a defining feature. Without its belief in a malicious patriarchy, the victimhood of women and female inequality,  feminism would cease to exist.  In our contemporary feminist society The ‘Everyday Sexism Project’ must be the […]