Wednesday, December 29, 2010

News Brief: Shock treatment

The Telegraph reports the latest wheeze of Iain Duncan Smith in his on-going campaign to cure all of society's ills by making couples stay together:

"Parents who are on the brink of splitting up could be told to “walk through” the impact that divorce would have on their children under a radical plan being considered by ministers."

The idea, it seems, is to 'shock' couples into thinking again before separating. Apparently, IDS has been studying a similar scheme in Norway where:

"The policy has been credited with reversing Norway’s trend for rising divorce rates and halting the decline of marriage in the country over the past 15 years."

... which will be music to his ears. The only problem, as the Telegraph points out, is where the money is going to come from for such a state-sponsored education programme.

1 comment:

  1. yeah! let's force all children to inhabit a house that reeks of the waves of hatred pumped out by their feuding parents. smart move - about as on-the-ball as rowan williams belief that unmarried couples are destroying the world. (nope - never gonna let that one go)


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