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June 8th, 2008

Stand & Deliver

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

Whether you agree with what they do or what they think, I reckon a lot of people have a soft spot for anyone who can make a monkey our of a government minister.

Fathers 4 Justice have gone & done it again, this time in the guise of "Captain Conception" & "Cash Gordon", who are currently sitting on the roof of the home of one government minister, Harriet Harmon who is apparently the Secretary of State for Equalities and Minister for Women. There’s something pleasurable in seeing grown men wearing their pants over their trousers surrounded by police officers.

Ms Harman has moved out of her house for the duration of the occupation. I think F 4 J have a strong case to put. It seems to me that a government which puts so much importance on the rights of women, ethnic minorities, homosexuals, children, old people and any number of other groups, is completely hypocritical when it comes to the rights of men. For goodness’ sake, they’ve only just this month done something to equalise the massive difference in pension rights for male police officers as against the far more favourable rights of women (which some of us have been complaining about for decades).

I found this quote priceless: ‘Mr Harris said: "All we did was push open the gate which wasn’t even locked, put a ladder up and climbed up. In this time of heightened terror alerts, I can’t believe Harriet Harman has such lax security. My house is more secure than this."’

What really amuses me about this particular protest isn’t that they want the release of hardened male rights campaigners from prison, or even a fast jet out of London (though who could blame them if they did?), all they want is for Ms Harman to read a copy of their book, "Family Court Hell" by F 4 J member Mark Harris. And just in case you think the government would be so crafty as to just tell them she’s read the book & they can come down now, they’re going to ask her some questions on the content to prove she’s read it.

Only in Britain…