Dec 11, 2019

This is the latest in our series of blog posts focusing on manifesto promises relating to marriage.

The Conservative Government included a no-fault divorce Bill in the Queen’s Speech in October. Labour and the Liberal Democrats have also committed to it in their manifestos.

No-fault divorce is a marriage wrecker’s charter. Spouses will be unable to contest a divorce and the process could be all over in six months – or even sooner – reducing the opportunity for reconciliation.

Inevitably the number of divorces will rocket. The cost to society will be enormous.

Research overwhelmingly shows that children typically fare better in married households compared to those in broken homes. Easy divorce is not in the interests of children.

Public policy should focus on saving saveable marriages.