Monday, December 13, 2010
Fluff and ephemera
Last Friday David Cameron gave a speech to Relate in Leeds on families and relationships. With a subject like that, I thought that there might be something in the speech of interest to readers of Family Lore. Accordingly, I dutifully read the full speech, eagerly checking for any nugget that the news reporters had missed. I have to report that I found little or nothing to tickle your fancy. OK, he said he wanted to see marriage and civil partnership recognised in the tax system (but there was no concrete commitment to this) and he announced funding for Relate "and other organisations working hard to support families". Otherwise, most of the rest of the speech seemed to me to comprise precisely the sort of fluff and ephemera that he indicated early on that he would avoid.