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The Sunday Times: “Marriage is a choice, a pledge, a commitment — it is a conscious decision with big life-enhancing powers”

A judge's claim that marriage and shacking up are the same is nonsense — even a Hollywood A-lister knows it What is the difference between marriage and cohabitation? According to Sir Nicholas Mostyn, a High Court family judge and one of the ultimate legal arbiters of such important questions — nothing. In a landmark speech last week, he argued: "It is not the role of the state, in my humble opinion, to go round telling people how they should form their relationships ... that is social

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UK lone parent capital of Western Europe

Latest data shows the UK has the highest rate of family breakdown in Western Europe. Figures calculated by Eurostat, the EU’s primary statistics body, and uncovered by The Marriage Foundation show that, for the first time, the UK has the highest proportion of children living in lone parent households of all the countries in Western Europe. Based on the proportion of children living in lone parent households, figures for 2012 show the UK has jumped to pole position having fluctuated between

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