Following speculation that Priti Patel MP, a Thatcherite rather than a feminist, might be appointed the next home secretary, I was reminded of an attack piece on her and myself by Tom Peck in The Independent in 2016 – here. It starts:
A perennially unfortunate consequence of International Women’s Day is that broadcasters use it to remind us all of the existence of the nation’s most irrelevant campaign group, Justice For Men and Boys, the self-styled “only anti-feminist party in the English-speaking world”.
Its head, Mike Buchanan (a former Conservative Party consultant) is, every year, only too happy to do the rounds on the news channels, riding on the coat-tails of the exploitation of women to gain a bit of cheap publicity for his own weird cause.
Only this year, for the first time, he found himself outdone by Priti Patel and the “Women For Britain” campaign, which was launched yesterday morning.
UK Men’s Rights Action, our official supporters’ Facebook page, is here.
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