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.

Laura Perrins

Laura Perrins

Laura is Co-Editor of The Conservative Woman
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Laura Perrins: If you can’t beat the free stuff brigade, join them

I am about to say something in this piece and you are not going to like it. There have been frequent pushes in the last few years for a new fandangled entitlement programme for fathers to take paid leave from their employment on a ‘use or lose it’ basis. This is where the taxpayer will […]


Laura Perrins: Owen Jones, Prince of Fairness, offers only tyranny

Dear Reader, I have had a very trying week. Very trying indeed. As some of you know I had to debate the infantile Owen Jones on the Daily Politics on Tuesday. Not only that, but on my journey into said debate, I was trapped in a car where I had to listen to James O’Brien […]


Laura Perrins: Real Conservatives would sweep away the failed welfare state

Lay off the oldies. It is not necessarily their fault that ‘young people’ are now screwed. A new study by the Resolution Foundation has found that pensioners have higher incomes than working families – but only after household costs are considered. “Before household costs, those of working age actually have a higher average income than […]


The Laura Perrins Interview: Feminism has starved men of sex, says Dr Catherine Hakim

(Today we talk to Dr Catherine Hakim, on the plight of the sex-starved British male. Dr Catherine Hakim is a pioneering British social scientist and author. Currently, she is Professorial Research Fellow at Civitas, the London think tank. From 1993 to 2012, she was Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Economics, then at […]


Laura Perrins: Hysterical nonsense to liken Trump’s travel curb to the Holocaust

I was hoping that we had reached peak anti-Trump hysteria, but I fear not. At the weekend, the publicity hungry Piers Morgan was told to ‘f*** off’ on live TV by a comedian who I doubt knows much about anything. Twitter went wild – supposedly telling somebody to “f*** off” now constitutes an argument. Morgan explained […]


Laura Perrins: My daughters won’t be poisoned by feminist piffle

If there is one thing I intend to save both my daughters from, it is the poisonous, odious feminist ideology. If it takes my last drop of blood, I will prevent their minds being warped by this destructive nonsense that tells them they will face a lifetime of discrimination in the workplace and personal attacks […]