Monday, August 13, 2007

Not for love nor money

This week, the Tories will be releasing some proposals to reduce the number of forced marriages.

How about bribing people to get married, thus making force redundant?

6 comments:

Cassilis said...

I hate it when another blogger spots a contradiction before you!

Tom Freeman said...

Sorry!

(Are you still running a blog, Liam? The links seemed to go dead a while back.)

Cassilis said...

Not at the moment Tom but I am considering it (as you might have guessed from my increased number of comments here and there!)

I'd invested considerable hope in 'project Cameron' (for want of a better term) and the sight of that being slowly eroded by the reactionary, old-school right of the party has me 'straining at the keyboard' if you will!

If I come back to the fold I'll let you know...

Tom Freeman said...

Must be frustrating.

I know I'm almost constantly disdainful of Cameron, but I have to say it's unarguably a good thing for the country that the Conservatives are more socially liberal than in the past. So, credit for that - but it's a pity the changes aren't deeper.

Darlin' said...

No need, you know -- marriage stats among twenty-somethings are right up to rates of the 1950s in a bizaare consumer trend born of terrorist fearmongering (ergo, domestic security panic), IKEA, and the fact that Generation Y are a secretly reactionary and conservative bunch whose parents all got divorced and to whom relationships, furniture, and everything else is disposable and cheap to buy. Amen. And don't go joining 'em.

Tom Freeman said...

Really? I didn't know that.

But don't forget that IKEA is also responsible for a rise in domestic violence due to arguments over how to put together flat-packs, so it's swings and roundabouts.

(Note to IKEA's lawyers: get over it.)