Newsnight: what’s marriage got to do with government?

This evening Newsnight included a discussion “What has the Government got to do with marriage?”

Our heroes of the programme were definitely Len and Diana Pearce who’ve been married 62 years. When asked whether marriage was the business of Government they answered:

“No business at all, definitely not. It’s a personal thing between a couple and nothing to do with government at all. Why they want to poke noses in I don’t know?”

The panel discussion included representatives of two organisations that promote marriage along with Dalia Ben-Galim from the IPPR and Fiona Millar who’s been cohabiting for 33 years and has  three adult children.

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