David Cameron has long made it clear that the party's policies should support marriage by tax advantages; perhaps like those that existed for many years?
I understand that this is backed by surveys suggesting children do better when raised within a marriage and a Conservative belief in the institution. I tend to agree that marriage should be supported in many ways, certainly in trying to avoid divorce.
Could the money be better used in providing counselling to couples in trouble? I think so.
But I read in the Times that women in the Tory party are revolting against these proposals suggesting it impliedly criticises those living within alternative arrangements. Why anything that supports something should always be seen as against something else is beyond me.