Monday, April 30, 2012

Sir Paul Coleridge to launch Marriage Foundation this week...

...patrons include Baronesses Deech, Shackleton and Butler-Sloss.

Sir Paul Coleridge: 'End the scourge of divorce' - The Telegraph, 30th April 2012

4 comments:

  1. and you have nothing to say about this, john? how can this be? my baroness deech allergy has kicked in already.

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    1. While I fully accept that a happy and stable marriage-or other family relationship-is good for children,I am not sure how you actually "promote" it.

      Either-
      a] carrot--and it would take a lot more than a teeny tax allowance to affect major life choices
      or
      b] stick--and there is the suggestion that divorce should be made more difficult. I doubt that those currently going through this traumatic process feel that it is either easy or cheap.And should procedural rules be used as a mechanism for social engineering anyway?

      Ironically the withdrawal of legal aid [to which at least some of the founders are rightly opposed] will act as a disincentive to going to court, though that will still leave problems festering and unresolved.

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  2. carrot or stick??? really??? that's all you got? what about superglueing people together for the really hi-tech solution! you may say it's stupid, but they started it.

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