Why Labour despises the family
Ridiculing marriage as a Fifties caricature is a cheap and dishonest substitute for argument. Far from being outdated or confined to that period, marriage remains the bedrock institution which holds a society together.
For all its frailties, marriage is still the best way of ensuring that a child’s parents stay together for the duration of its upbringing. Other relationships break down much faster, and their encouragement has led directly to our horrifying epidemic of mass fatherlessness.
The result has been such a catastrophic failure in parenting, particularly among the poor, that the Government is now assuming the role of surrogate state parent, with an oppressively detailed and prescriptive strategy for telling parents how to bring up their children.
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