Three years ago Philip Davies, a Conservative MP, won our Winston award – link to it here – for comments he made about men being more likely than women to be jailed for the same crimes, and men serving longer sentences for the same crimes. He remains the only parliamentarian to have won the award, and to the best of my knowledge he’s the only MP to raise men’s issues in the course of his work.
Davies recently applied to a House of Commons committee to have men’s issues discussed on International Men’s Day. He had little support, and a new Labour MP, Jess Phillips, theatrically laughed at the idea, and made some truly obnoxious comments.
Our thanks to Nick for pointing us to an article by Glen Poole in the Telegraph. There’s a link to the video of Philip Davies, and we’ll post it onto our YouTube channel in the next day or two.
I believe Glen recently emigrated to Australia, with his daughter.