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“Lib Dems are thwarting marriage tax breaks”

Oh good, the long-term Liberal Democrat opposition to tax breaks for marriage is continuing:

The Centre for Social Justice says a “tug of war” in the Coalition has meant ministers have so far failed to do enough to help prevent couples from separating…

Before entering Downing Street, Mr Cameron said governments should be “celebrating and encouraging” marriage through the tax system.

Many senior Conservatives, including Mr Duncan Smith, are believed to be keen for the Prime Minister to act on his promises and introduce tax relief for married couples.

However, Liberal Democrats oppose the plan. Their leader Nick Clegg has dismissed the demands of traditionalist Conservatives, arguing that couples marry for love, not to “get some cash back from the state”.

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