One of our top target seats in 2015 will be Warwickshire North, because Dan Byles won the seat for the Conservatives in 2010 with a majority of just 54 votes. It was the most marginal Tory victory in the last general election.
Our campaign of engaging with local papers in our 30 target seats is bearing fruit. The other day I had a lengthy interview with Matt Lloyd, a journalist working for the Birmingham Mail, a major regional newspaper with strong sales in nearby north Warwickshire. The article has just been published online:
Matt Lloyd spoke to Musurat Dar, director of the Birmingham-based Amina Women’s Project. Among her questionable comments in the article is the following gem:
On the basis of statistics their arguments are not proven.
Now I hardly need tell followers of this blog how firmly based our campaigns are on statistics, while feminists have a very long and dishonourable history of creating statistics out of thin air, or representing inequalities of outcomes as reflecting gender discrimination when they’re clearly attributable to other well-understood factors (e.g. the differential in gender-typical men’s and women’s work ethics). So I shall shortly be sending the following email to Amina Women’s Project:
FAO Musurat Dar
Musurat, good afternoon. The Birmingham Mail today published online an article concerning the aims and plans of the political party I lead, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). You’re quoted in the article as saying, ‘On the basis of statistics their arguments are not proven.’ You have this slightly wrong – on the basis of statistics our arguments ARE proven. Would you please be so good as to supply me with the statistics you were thinking about when you made this statement, so that we might review and critique them publicly?
I’ve just put up posts on two of our websites http://j4mb.org.uk and http://fightingfeminism.wordpress.com. I invite you to comment on the content and statistics in our consultation document //j4mb.org.uk/our-public-consultation-exercise-2. We’ll be happy to post your responses to the document on our blogs, along with our comments on your responses. We will, of course, waive the £20.00 donation to party funds which we normally seek from people giving us feedback on the document. Please feel free to contact me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you. Mike Buchanan.
Oh, one final thing, I almost forgot. I thought you’d be interested in a video posted online recently, which features a very intelligent and insightful young Muslim lady, Zara Faris: