Screwtape: ‘The state’s desire is dressed up as “concern”…’

Mar 19, 2020 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: The second contribution to His Grace’s emergency team ministry during the coronavirus pestilence comes from someone who wishes to remain anonymous for professional reasons: Years ago, CS Lewis in his Screwtape Letters gave us insight into some of the correspondence from senior devil, Screwtape, to his nephew and apprentice devil, Wormwood. We are able to catch up some years down the line as Screwtape muses of the gains that have been won in the destruction of the...

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UK to have ‘fastest divorce in the world’: Top family lawyer

Mar 14, 2020 by

from Coalition for Marriage: A leading supporter of no-fault divorce has criticised the government’s divorce reforms as “very fast and very unfair”. David Hodson, a leading family lawyer and co-founder of the International Family Law Group (IFLG) has warned that the new law “puts all the cards into the hands” of the person seeking the divorce, leading to “probably the fastest divorce anywhere in the world” as far as the other spouse is concerned. The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation...

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The Fastest Divorce Law in the World?

Mar 8, 2020 by

from Family Education Trust: The government’s proposals for divorce law reform have been described as ‘very fast and very unfair’ for recipients of a divorce petition by a leading family lawyer. David Hodson, a partner and co-founder of the International Family Law Group (IFLG) and a longtime supporter of no-fault divorce, has warned that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill ‘puts all the cards into the hands of the petitioner’, leading to ‘probably the fastest divorce anywhere in the...

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The Government’s proposed changes to divorce law would weaken the family

Mar 4, 2020 by

by Michael Farmer, Conservative Home: Much has been said about the Government’s need to maintain the support of red wall voters. Influential new think tank, Onward, stresses the greater premium they place on ‘belonging’ and on resilient communities, than on the relentless pursuit of ever greater liberty. Doing justice to these values requires investment in social, not just physical, infrastructure. So the 2019 Conservative Manifesto statement that a strong society needs strong families is a...

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UK Court: Sharia Marriages Not Valid Under English Law

Feb 19, 2020 by

by Soeren Kern, Gatestone Institute: The Court of Appeal, the second-highest court in England and Wales after the Supreme Court, has ruled that the Islamic marriage contract, known as nikah in Arabic, is not valid under English law. The landmark ruling has far-reaching implications. On the one hand, the decision strikes a blow against efforts to enshrine this aspect of Sharia law into the British legal system. On the other hand, it leaves potentially thousands of Muslim women in Britain...

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UK has fastest falling divorce rate in Europe

Jan 31, 2020 by

by Harry Benson, Marriage Foundation: For some years, we’ve been tracking the strengthening of Britain’s marriages. But until now, we’ve not been able to make any meaningful comparison with what’s happening in Europe. However new data allows us to calculate European divorce rates in exactly the same way as we do for the UK, by year of marriage. As social pressure to marry disappears, Britain’s marriages have become stronger. Our findings show that we lead the pack...

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