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From The Observer in Britain:
Row over family values splits Cabinet
Gaby Hinsliff and Ned Temko
Sunday February 25, 2007
A leading minister is to rally to the defence of single parents amid a growing cabinet split over whether the government should champion marriage.
Alan Johnson, the Education Secretary, will warn that family policy should not be based on ‘the prejudices of yesterday’s generation’ or hung up over whether parents are married or not, but focused on what children need.
His words will be seen as a sharp change of direction from the line championed by the Work and Pensions Secretary, John Hutton, backed by Number 10, arguing that two parents may be better than one for children and that the benefits system at present discriminates against marriage.
Johnson will tell a conference on Tuesday: ‘Family policy must be bias-free – to express it in a more Clintonesque manner, “It’s the parenting, stupid”.
Not all children from married couples fare well, and other family structures are not irretrievably doomed to fail.’
His intervention comes as figures close to Gordon Brown criticised Downing Street for not responding more quickly or coherently to David Cameron‘s promises of tax breaks for married couples or to his argument that absent fathers are to blame for gun and gang culture.
The government had failed to show a lead and stand up for lone parents and cohabitees, said sources in the Chancellor’s camp.
Tony Blair’s ‘family values’: here.
Blair attack on single parents: here.