An interesting piece on Sir Paul Coleridge, a high court judge who stepped down after being disciplined for campaigning in favour of marriage:
From the article:
Sir Paul, 64, officially retired from the High Court’s family division last month but is continuing to sit as a judge while he finishes hearing three divorce cases.
He set up the Marriage Foundation to research the consequences of family breakdown on children, which he says is increased risk of indiscipline in schools, drug-taking, behavioural problems, gang violence, poor mental health, lack of achievement in exams and failure in the job market.
He said the ‘epidemic’ was damaging the lives of millions of children, with some 3.8million caught up in the family justice system.
He said: ‘I am not saying that every broken family produces dysfunctional children but almost every dysfunctional child is the product of a broken family. Separation of parents may be good for the parents. It is never, never, never good for the children.’