Well if this is right, and it is the Telegraph, the policy is as expected, it’s not a support to marriage but a subsidy to not working. And it will be paid for by a tax on successful banks. What’s not to like?
I’d say Lord Carey has been duped.
Last night, Lord Carey of Clifton, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, said: â€œThe recognition of marriage in the tax system is a long overdue restatement of the centrality of this institution to the common good of our society.
But that describes his entire life. A subsidy to marriage would be – e.g. – a Â£200 cash payment to married couples. This simply penalises the hard working couples.