There is a mismatch between Government announcements and Commons realities. It cannot attempt reforms without risking them being amended out of recognition.
Posts Tagged: Home and family
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.
My decades of experience suggest that the knowledge, experience, and will to combat this crisis is out there. We need to tap it.
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?
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.
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.
Jonathan Clark: Is it time to sweep away our political parties – and clear the decks for Leave v Remain?
The electorate are less and less convinced by such arguments about party identity and destiny. Far underground, the tectonic plates are moving.
We must look at the benefits that reusable nappies can offer, and promote greater awareness so that people can make an informed choice.
Siblings who have lived together for many years should be entitled to the same rights and protections.