By Matt O’Connor, Founder, Fathers4Justice While the debate around the fatherless society is normally framed by emotional and legal arguments, few have considered the seismic impact this has on our economy. The devastating cancer of family breakdown and fatherlessness isn’t just laying waste to families, it also comes at a punitive human and economic cost […]
The Gallo way: Yin and Yang, mother and father. By John Waters. The Village Magazine, May 2016. Ireland’s political and cultural magazine. Pic: The Village Magazine, May 2016. Archie O’Connor & George Galloway, Parliament, 2013. George Galloway and Mo George, London: The Fatherless Capital, 27/4/16. “104 MPs signed a motion which supported shared parenting and […]
Fathers4Justice today said the Guardian had made a series of false allegations and threats against the group, on behalf of Tory MP Tim Loughton. The dispute arose when Mr Loughton claimed Fathers4Justice were plotting to target his house when he was the Children’s Minister. F4J said the claim was the latest in a series of false allegations […]
Despite being presented as a radical candidate for the Labour leadership, Jeremy Corbyn’s opposition to shared parenting is as depressing as it is predictable. Women only carriages trump 4 million fatherless kids every time. While other Labour MP’s like David Lammy, David Blunkett and Frank Field signed Early Day Motion 210 supporting shared parenting in […]
The Guardian interview with F4J founder Matt O’Connor: ‘I thought I could change the world in three years’
Attention-seeking? Yes. Self-aggrandising? Yes. Sort of admirable for sheer chutzpah? I think so. Fathers4Justice is best-known for a series of stunts featuring dads dressed as superheroes – climbing bridges and buildings to promote the belief that fathers are discriminated against in family law. Do they have a point? Or are they a bunch of hotheaded […]
Lorraine Kelly interviews Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor on ITV1 about helping dads this Father’s Day
Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor went on the Lorraine Kelly show on ITV1 this morning to explain why he has hung up his superhero costume to take his organisation in a different direction this weekend. You can watch his interview below, and here: http://www.itv.com/lorraine/hot-topics/fathers-4-justice-helping-dads-this-fathers-day Fathers4Justice will be setting up a phone line where Matt himself will […]
Without doubt, it has been a difficult night for campaigners who want to see urgent family law reform. We face profound challenges given there will be another Conservative led administration, which not only broke it’s 2010 election promises to F4J, but will continue to oppose equal rights for dads and support a punitive and discriminatory […]
George Galloway discusses the forthcoming General Election, Shared Parenting, fatherlessness and who his favourite superhero is with Fathers4Justice founder, Matt O’Connor.
In a letter on behalf of Prime Minister David Cameron, from his Political Private Secretary, Mr Cameron wrote to F4J Founder Matt O’Connor to apologise directly for his original remark wrongly accusing Fathers4Justice of damaging his roof and to ensure Mr O’Connor had seen his public apology below. “During the interview I gave to Sarah Sands […]
Meeting with the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham, Ross Matthewman, Family and Childcare Trust, and Matt O’Connor, Fathers4Justice.
Fathers4Justice is pleased to report it recently met with the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and Ross Matthewman from the Family and Childcare Trust to discuss Shared Parenting and fatherlessness and the impact this was having on children and families. Ross kindly provided a copy of the Parliamentary Inquiry into Parenting and Social […]