An interesting new report from the CSJ, the second in their series Breakthrough Britain. The first paragraph of the Introduction:
Ten years of research – particularly hearing firsthand the experience of poverty-fighting charities in the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Alliance – have persuaded us that family breakdown is the backdrop to so many broken lives. Yet it is still difficult for many politicians, policy makers, academics and commentators to acknowledge that the relentless rise in fractured families is perhaps the biggest social problem of our age. [Our emphasis.] The reticence surrounding this issue is understandable because so many have experienced it themselves or close at hand among family and friends and want above all else to avoid sounding moralistic or judgemental.