O'Connor will return as 'defender of civil liberties'

Matt O'Connor, founder of the now defunct Fathers 4 Justice, has revealed he is already planning his comeback - as a champion of civil liberties.

The organisation, which campaigned for three years for equal rights for fathers, was officially wound up last week, but O'Connor vowed not to remain out of action for long.

He said: "I will develop what we have created and take things to a new level. There will be a civil liberties element. It will be a small vehicle that will campaign on principles such as equality."

The decision to cease operating followed allegations in The Sun that a breakaway group had plotted to kidnap Tony Blair's youngest son. Although O'Connor condemned the alleged plot, he said the story had irreparably damaged the group's reputation. He added: "I'm not happy that the grand plan has stumbled, but I think we achieved a lot of what we set out to do."

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