Married For Money
All married couples would qualify for a Â£20-a-week tax break under proposals being considered by the Conservatives. It is one of 200 proposals put forward by a Tory policy group headed by former party leader Iain Duncan Smith. Others include higher benefit payments of Â£32-a-week for married parents to bring them into line with lone parents.
I’d be surprised if Cameron went for this, since it would meant The Conservatives would be living up to their name again, rather than being the ‘Oooh-we-want-to-be-Centerground-too-ists’.
But seriously folks: marriage is a fine, healthy symbol of love and commitment, but why should it be financially rewarded?