There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
Posts Tagged: Family and relationships
Frank Young: New divorce laws. The Government should produce new plans to help marriages – not just to end them
If these reforms are introduced, the Government should think carefully about how changes to the process of divorce is matched with support for married couples.
This reform will mean that families renting privately can sleep easier at night, knowing that the housing market they rely on has become fairer as a result.
If we can’t think of anything that’s going to do real good, maybe we could act like true Conservatives for once – and choose to do nothing at all?
James Frayne: The public’s views on sex and relationships education are more nuanced than you might imagine
If it is framed through the prism of tolerance and anti-bullying, most people support it. But there are still political pitfalls.
In his column, Walshe made some extraordinary claims about our proposals and our country. The reality is very different.
This week’s National Family Hubs Fair and Conference brought together around 50 organisations that are committed to supporting families.
The man his critics call the ‘Viktator’ has two new policies – one a gimmick, one deeply sinister.
Parents could choose to stretch childcare payments over time whilst they continue earning the salary they deserve.
With gangs on our streets and knives in our schools, this is too big a societal issue to look at purely through the lens of our education system.
Cripplingly high effective marginal tax rates, and other imbalances, are skewing the tax system against the things we care about.
Security, cohesion, integration, solidarity: all are intangible. But we pay – literally – to gain them. Why single out self-government?
Rather than obsess about lack of aspiration, it is the lack of social capital that we should be focusing on.
Siblings who have lived together for many years should be entitled to the same rights and protections.
In the second article of our mini-series, the Harlow MP calls for a relentless focus on the cost of living, a skills-based economy, social injustices and affordable housing.