We’re planning to change the face of British politics.
We’re currently engaged in drafting our general election manifesto, and anticipate publishing it on this website on 1 September 2014. We’ll be making proposals in the following areas:
1. Paternal access to children following relationship breakdowns.
2. Rebuilding strong families, restoring fatherhood.
3. The financial impact of divorce on men.
4. The education of boys and young men.
5. Male unemployment.
6. Male victims of domestic violence.
7. Male homelessness.
8. Men’s high suicide rates.
9. Male circumcision.
10. Men’s health.
11. Equalisation of retirement years expectation.
12. Abortion law reform.
13. Anti-male biases in the justice system.
14. Anonymity for those facing criminal charges.
15. Paternity fraud.
16. Cabinet level representation for men as well as women.
17. Business sector – anti-male government interference in director appointments.
In June 2014 I gave a speech in Detroit, at the first international conference on men’s issues, explaining why we decided to launch a political party to campaign for the human rights of men and boys. A video of the speech, along with the associated transcript, is downloadable here. My media appearances, as well as those of Ray Barry, who’ll be standing for J4MB at the 2015 general election, are here.
For over 30 years, men’s and boys’ human rights have been assaulted by politicians pandering to the demands of women driven by misandry (the hatred of men) – feminist MPs, as well as feminists in key positions in state institutions.
The family court system, for example, fails to ensure fathers enjoy reasonable access to their children following family breakdowns. Denial of access is emotional abuse of children, fathers, grandparents and others.
Conservative and Labour administrations have been equally culpable, and the current Conservative-led coalition has been the worst of them all, slavishly following policy directions set by Harriet Harman and other feminist MPs.
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 assaulted by the state they largely finance.
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.
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 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.
We’ll be contesting Conservative marginal seats at the May 2015 general election. As a longstanding resident of Bedford, I’ll be contesting the Bedford & Kempston seat.
One of our candidates at the 2015 general election will be Ray Barry, leader of the campaign group Real Fathers for Justice. He supports parents in custody battles through Court Without a Lawyer. Ray will be contesting the Wolverhampton South-West seat.
Family Law has become a multi-billion pound industry. The dysfunctional family law system has led to one in four British children permanently losing contact with their fathers after family breakdowns. These children are more likely to suffer disadvantage throughout childhood and adult life.
The reluctance to reform this system among those who work in the industry (lawyers, judges, court staff, court experts) is driven more by financial self-interest than concern for the welfare of children.
We propose a simplified legislative model, intended to remove the need for the great majority of contested court proceedings in cases where parents have separated and are unable to agree the living arrangements for their children.
This legislative base would also remove the need for state intervention concerning child support. No Child Support Agency would be required. This would result in significant savings to the exchequer and would restore the responsibility for such matters to the parents, which is where it belongs.
While we’ll be fighting to win those seats, as a minimum we’re seeking sufficient votes to unseat the sitting MPs. This strategy will help put men’s and boys’ human rights squarely on the political ‘radar’ in the UK for the first time, and before future elections the main political parties will have no choice but to engage with us, in an effort to deter us from contesting their marginal seats.
Then we can expect to see the start of the reversal of 30+ years of state-sponsored discriminations against men and boys.
The challenge will have to start at the ballot box. All the main parties unfairly advantage women and girls at the expense of men and boys, so if you’re concerned about the areas in which we campaign, a vote for any of the main parties is a wasted vote.
Only a vote for J4MB will send the political class the message that their assaults on men and boys must stop.
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 and campaign-related costs. An accountant ensures we abide strictly with Electoral Commission guidelines for political party funding and expenditure.
Please donate what you can to help us make the future brighter for men and boys, and the women who love them. If you’re able to offer us some of your time, perhaps for leaflet distribution, please contact us.
I invite you to contact me at any time. I live in Bedford, my email address is mike@j4mb. , my mobile number 07967 026163. Thank you for your interest in our work.