Quite obviously, the family unit has been the backbone of our society for a very long time here in the UK, but the times they are-a-changing;
The collapse of family life: Half of children see parents split by 16 as births outside marriage hit highest level for two centuries. The astonishing speed at which traditional family life has collapsed is laid bare today. Shocking figures reveal that births outside marriage are at their highest level in two centuries and nearly half of children can expect their parents to separate by the time they turn 16. Nine out of ten couples now live together before – or instead of – tying the knot. Before the Second World War, it was fewer than one in 30. From a situation 30 years ago where it was often considered shameful to have a child outside of wedlock, it has now become the norm. Some 46 per cent of children are born to unmarried mothers
The death of the family for so MANY children represents the triumph of the 60’s love generation which assaulted the traditional bulwarks of society – religion and family. Christianity is in serious decline and so is marriage. So many teenagers see their parents split up before they reach adulthood, so many children do not have a father to go with their mother. Once we strip away the central tenets that hold things together we get a shredded society, a broken society. Liberals rejoice – your mission is accomplished, just a pity it leads to misery and poverty.