Showing his true colours
It has long been the view of the right wing that if only everyone behaved like proper christian families everything would be all right, but on the few occasions they have made it a specific policy, it has generally backfired on them.
"If marriage rates went up, if divorce rates came down, if more couples stayed together for longer, would our society be better off? My answer is yes."
Ahhhh, THAT's how to solve the worlds ills. Make marriage the ambition of your life, only allow children to born into wedlock, and disallow divorce. Because when the country was run like that, we didn't have any crime!
Although, of course, it didn't apply to the rich anyway, so why should Dave "the man of the people" care. He was born to a rich father, a titled mother, raised in beautiful & expensive Oxfordshire, attended Eton - one of the most exclusive & expensive public (read private if you are not aware of the strange English school descriptions) schools in the world, and then in Oxford University - where halls are compulsory and cost more than twice the grant + loan for a year! In his adult life he has continued to keep his feet squarely on the ground with the masses by waltzing into a nepotistic job with the tory party, marrying someone who was both titled AND rich, and since becomming leader has happily continued to excersise the "old school tie" philosophy by ensuring the majority of all appointments are given to old Etonians!
Of course, I'm sure that he thinks I am just wonderful, having left my disfunctional & benefit depandent roots to go to University, buy my own home, get married & have children - in that order too! But I know that under tory party policy that became progressively harder and harder to do, as unemployment rose, grants shrunk (dissappeared) , interest rates shot through the roof, and state benefits were cut.
still, everyone knows that all single parents are bad parents, all non-working families are a drain on society and not getting married destroys the very fabric of our community, so he must be right then!