The Underclass is Britain’s new growth industry. Pity the State can’t see illegitimacy is the root c...

Aug 20, 2014 by

By Kathy Gyngell, Conservative Woman: The State likes numbers. The State likes counting things. More than anything else in recent years the State likes problems it can “solve” by setting more targets – leading to counting more numbers and then, just like Animal Farm, finding it has an even bigger problem to deal with than it thought it had in the first place. So it is with the Underclass. No, I am not denying its existence. The evidence it is there in terms of its cost to the State and...

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How can rewarding the feckless and punishing the hardworking be the right way to support families?

Aug 19, 2014 by

By Jill Kirby, Mailonline: Over recent decades, the British state has been engaged in a huge social experiment in which traditional family structures and moral values have been deliberately undermined by official policy. In the name of progress, hard work and self-reliance have been punished through excessive taxation, while irresponsibility and idleness have been rewarded through unconditional welfare payments. The destructive consequences of this approach are now becoming ever more apparent....

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Marriage must be at the centre of Tory policy

Aug 18, 2014 by

By Jeremy Lefroy and Fiona Bruce, Telegraph: On Monday, David Cameron will make one of his most important speeches of the year. It is not about the tragic events in the Middle East or our fast-recovering economy, or even about Europe. It is about family breakdown. The scale of this problem is enormous. As the Government’s troubled families programme has confirmed, the cost to the taxpayer of this crisis is probably in the region of £50 billion a year, or £2,000 per household. Beyond that...

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If Stonewall gets to the heart of Government, why not Christian Concern?

Aug 14, 2014 by

by Julian Mann, VOL: With the former head of education at LGBT campaign group Stonewall now advising the new UK Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, the question arises: why does she not appoint an activist from evangelical campaigners Christian Concern to advise her on effective ways to ensure that schools are compliant with legal requirements to provide mainly Christian daily assemblies? Stonewall is clearly delighted that Mrs Morgan has appointed Luke Tryl as a special adviser. Its acting...

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Stop Church sacking gay vicars who marry, says senior Tory

Jul 30, 2014 by

From BBC News The government should consider intervening to stop the Church of England sacking gay vicars who marry, a former Conservative chairman has said. Lord Fowler raised the case in the House of Lords of Jeremy Pemberton, who had his licence to preach revoked after marrying his partner. He called on the government to “see if there is anything that could be done to help reconcile the difficulties”. Gay marriage is legal in the UK but the Church of England has not accepted it....

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Britain ‘leads Europe on gay rights’, claims David Cameron

Jul 30, 2014 by

By Aubrey Allegretti, Independent: David Cameron today claimed Britain was leading the way in Europe on gay rights as he hailed one of the biggest events in the Gay Pride calendar. The Prime Minister said Pride Brighton and Hove, which takes place this weekend, was a reminder of why Britain “continues to be recognised as number one in Europe on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGB&T) equality and rights”. He said it was a “momentous occasion” when the first legal marriages of gay...

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