The Conservatives think-tank has suggested various things, that they believe may halt the decline in marriage and slow the divorce rate. Some of them are very sensible such as pre-marriage counselling.
But they have also suggested tax relief for marrying. Imagine:
“Darling will you marry me?”
“Oh, I’m not sure”
“Go on. I’ll get tax relief”
Oh, please! Will tax relief really cause more people to marry, who wouldn’t otherwise?
Surely the money would be better spent on providing subsidised counselling?