Welcome to the official blog of a new political party. We’re planning to change the face of British politics.
British men and boys have been increasingly insulted and demonised over the past 50 years by angry vociferous women driven by misandry (hatred of men). Men’s and boys’ interests have been ever more assaulted by the actions and inactions of the state, particularly over the past 30 years. Conservative and Labour governments have been equally bad in this respect, and the current Conservative-led coalition is the worst of them all, with David Cameron slavishly following policy directions set by Harriet Harman and other gender feminist politicians over the past 30 years.
Men collectively pay 72% of the state’s income tax revenues, while women collectively pay only 28% and receive disproportionately far more from the state in return. Men pay a total of £64 billion more income tax annually than women, yet they’re increasingly ignored and disadvantaged by the state they largely finance.
We’re receiving support (and donations) not only from men, but also from women, who believe (as we do) in equality of opportunities for men and women rather than equality of outcomes, which require anti-meritocratic social engineering initiatives to deliver, cause considerable damage to the fabric of a civilised society, and result in justifiable resentment among men who are unfairly disadvantaged.
We’re receiving support from women who are mothers of boys, and see them increasingly disadvantaged by the education system.
We’re receiving support from women who love their male partners, fathers, brothers, male friends and acquaintances, and who deplore the assaults on those men’s interests.
One area we find women particularly angry about is the state’s continuing failure to ensure men are allowed reasonable access to their children, if and when their vindictive ex-partners deny them that access. Many women believe, as we do, that such denial of access is emotional abuse of men and children.
Our party will raise public consciousness about the many disadvantages and discriminations faced by men and boys in modern Britain, and campaign to have them reversed.
On 2 March 2013 I sent David Cameron an open letter outlining our reasons for establishing a political party, and announced our intention to contest Conservative marginal seats at the 2015 general election.
We’re currently engaged in a public consultation exercise, and I invite you to contribute feedback on the associated document. Your feedback will help us develop our first election manifesto.
Our prime areas of concern, as outlined in the consultation document, are:
1. Paternal access to children – following relationship breakdowns, the state ensures fathers meet their financial obligations towards their children, whilst not ensuring them reasonable access to the same children. We believe this to be emotional abuse of both fathers and their children.
2. Domestic abuse – there’s a great deal of evidence showing women are at least as aggressive as men in their intimate relationships, yet virtually all state support for victims of domestic abuse is directed towards female victims, not male victims.
3. Anti-male bias in legislation and official guidelines for civil servants – these anti-male biases should be scrapped. No legislation or official guidelines favour men over women.
4. Political representation – there’s a Minister for Women, but no Minister for Men. The government should repeal legislation which enables political parties to use women-only shortlists to select prospective parliamentary candidates.
5. Education – a highly feminised education system ensures 60% of university students are female.
6. Employment – almost two-thirds of public sector workers are women, yet the ‘public sector equality duty’ in the Equality Act (2010) allows public sector organisations to favour women over men, when recruiting.
7. Marriage and divorce – in an era when women have long enjoyed equal employment rights as men, it’s unfair that women continue to achieve personal enrichment through divorce.
8. Health – the state spends far more on health provision for women e.g. almost as many men die of prostate cancer as women die of breast cancer, yet the state spends only a third of the sum on early diagnosis of prostate cancer, as it spends on early diagnosis of breast cancer.
9. Justice system – when convicted of the same crime, men are far more likely than women to receive custodial sentences, and more severe sentences generally. 80,000 British men are in prison, and 4,000 women, yet the government’s focus is on reducing the number of women in prison.
10. Anonymity for people suspected of sexual assault – the coalition government committed to reinstating anonymity for people suspected of sexual assault (until and unless convicted) but reneged on the commitment once in office. Many innocent men’s lives continue to be ruined as a result.
11. The business sector – the government continues to bully companies (through its continuing threats of gender quotas) into increasing the proportion of women in their senior reaches – e.g. in the boardrooms of FTSE100 companies – despite being aware of the evidence that in doing so, they’re harming those companies’ future financial performance.
12. Homelessness – over 90% of homeless people are men.
13. Suicide – the suicide rate among men is 3.5 times higher that among women (30 years ago it was 1.9 times). It’s the leading cause of death in young men, and a major cause of death of disadvantaged men in mid-life.
14. Retirement age – on average men die earlier, yet retire later.
15. Abortion law reform – in 2012, in England and Wales, 185,122 abortions were carried out. 180,117 (97%) of them were carried out on the grounds of reducing the risk of injury to the physical or mental health of the women. Of these, 180,008 (99.94%) were carried out on risk to mental health grounds although there’s no evidence to support the thesis that abortion reduces the risk to women’s mental health.
We’ll be contesting Conservative marginal seats at the May 2015 general election. I’ll personally be contesting the Bedford & Kempston seat, while Ray Barry - the leader of Real Fathers For Justice – will be contesting the Wolverhampton South-West seat for us.
While we’ll be fighting to win those seats, even a modest number of votes would be enough to unseat the sitting MPs. This strategy could put men’s human rights squarely on the political ‘radar’ in the UK for the first time. The parties would thereafter have no choice but to start taking men’s human rights more seriously, and start to reverse 30+ years of state-sponsored discriminations against men and boys.
The hostile, poisonous, undemocratic, anti-meritocratic, anti-male culture which has developed over 30+ years must be challenged and defeated for the sakes of men, women, and children. For the sake of Britain as a civilised society. The challenge will have to start at the ballot box, which is why we’ve launched a political party.
Political campaigns inevitably cost money to run, and we’ve a great deal of work to do. The people working for the party, including myself, receive no personal income from it. 100% of donations will be used to pay for general election deposits in 2015 and campaigning costs. An accountant ensures we abide strictly with Electoral Commission guidelines for political party funding and expenditure. We need more money to enable us to contest Conservative marginal seats in 2015 more effectively, so I’m making a personal appeal to you. Please donate what you can, to help us make the future brighter for men and boys, and the women who love them.
I invite you to post comments on the posts on this blog, and to contact me at any time. My postal address is PO Box 2220, Bath BA1 1AA, my email address firstname.lastname@example.org and my mobile number 07967 026163. Thank you for your interest in our work.