Dead Men Left

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Where's your daddy gone?

Not shedding too many tears over this:

Fathers 4 Justice tonight announced it was to disband following reports of a plot among a "dark underbelly" of former members to kidnap the prime minister's five-year-old son Leo.

Matt O'Connor, the founder, told Channel 4 News he would "cease all operations and call the campaign to a close" because the group could no longer continue in the light of the negative publicity.

It's not the "dark underbelly" that bothers me most; they're unpleasant, but these kidnap plotters are plainly fantasists. It's the presentation of the most vicious backlash politics as cuddly superhero larks. Labour blogger Antonia Bance has more.