The next battle for marriage

Few people today will disagree with the statement that, on the whole, married families tend to do better. They are more likely to stay together, more likely to be happy, less likely to receive housing benefit or live in poverty, more likely to have children who do better at school and have fewer problems with…

Politics and a promise I can keep

I am a man of hope.I live in hope that the terrible tide of family breakdown can be turned. I live in hope that there will come a time when we no longer accept that nearly half of our teenagers are not living with both natural parents. I live in hope that future generations will…

Why there suddenly seem to be 4% more lone parents …

This is only a short article. And you can ignore it if you don’t like the nerdy stuff. I’ll keep it simple … The Office for National Statistics released their latest figures on Families and Households today. This tells us how many families, adults and children live in various different types of households, whether married,…

Hope in the gloom: Harry’s November newsletter

Online version of the newsletter is here and, if you wish, you can subscribe here! Britain is now West European capital of family breakdown. Not much of a claim, is it? My new analysis of the latest figures from Eurostat reveal that lone parenthood in the West is driven by the separation of unmarried parents – and not by divorce as many…