Thursday, March 27, 2008

Labour 'kills off marriage' as rates lowest ever

By Sarah Womack, Social Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 2:53am GMT 27/03/2008

Marriage rates in England and Wales have fallen to their lowest level since records began, fuelling accusations from family campaigners that Labour is "killing marriage off".
Couples are marrying at an average of almost five years later. While the number of single, divorced or widowed people rose in 2006, those choosing to marry fell, producing the lowest marriage rates since 1862.

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