‘Easier divorce will wreck even more lives’

Nov 29, 2017 by

from The Christian Institute:

Divorce is hugely damaging to society and it shouldn’t be liberalised further, a prominent columnist has said.

Rod Liddle has hit out at a new campaign by The Times newspaper, which has decided to push for no-fault divorce and heterosexual civil partnerships.

Writing for The Spectator, he said society shouldn’t ignore the facts of the harm caused by divorce.


Liddle said he was initially delighted when he read that The Times wanted to overhaul divorce law as he could think of “no post-war social development that has brought more misery to more people than the ease with which divorces are handed out these days”.

But he was astonished that the newspaper was campaigning to make it easier, rather than “substantially more difficult”, to divorce.

“At the moment, 42 per cent of marriages end in divorce: perhaps The Times will not be content until that number is 100 per cent”, he said.

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