Thought for the day. July 12th. Cameron exposes Labour’s bias against marriage. By Julian Brazier MP

David Cameron this week drew a clear dividing line between the Conservatives and Labour. He did this by backing the Tories commitment to the institution of marriage, when Ian Duncan-Smith’s think tank proposed a transferable tax allowance for married couples. If the public had been crying out for some choice, then yesterday they got it.

IDS’s call for the “biggest shake-up of the welfare system of the 1940s” has sent ripples through Westminster and the media.  The Sun claimed that the proposals, “had to be a good thing”, referring to the £3.2 billion proposed tax break. Financially this may sound a lot but it is nothing compared to the cost of the breakdown of the family – £102 billion.

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The proposals send a message to the general public, that the Conservatives believe that marriage is the foundation of society. No surprise that Labour opposed it. Their anti-marriage bias has negatively contributed to increased drug abuse, increased poverty, declining education standards and soaring debt.

Under Labour married couples are penalised for making a commitment to each other, in the form of Gordon Brown’s wasteful tax credit system which penalises two parent families. Cameron is taking the Party where Brown cannot tread.

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Julian Brazier MP

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