An excellent new piece from the ever-reliable Mr Purdy which will doubtless influence our thinking about the J4MB general election manifesto content on the issue of asset division following divorce, custody of children, and more. In an age when women have long enjoyed the same employment opportunities as men, the division of ‘matrimonial assets’ following divorce seems positively Dickensian, to put it mildly. In reality it’s daylight robbery, enabled by a chivalrous judiciary exercising a ludicrous amount of discretion pandering to women by handing them assets largely earned by their husbands, on account of the women having been… er… married. That’s it. Married. No wonder women get so excited when one of their female friends manages to persuade some hapless man to get engaged to her or, as we like to think of it, to volunteer for life-long servitude. More thoughts on this at our associated website Men shouldn’t marry.
It’s no surprise that three-quarters of divorce applications are filed by wives. I’m guessing wildly that a supporter from Eastern Europe won’t disagree with this view – chivalry is his big ‘thing’, and with very good reason – and I look forward to him commenting on this piece.