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  • New Labour
    • Before being elected into government in 1997, they made statements supporting the traditional, nuclear family.
    • Favours strengthening the institution of marriage and regards a family headed by a married couples as normally the best place in which to bring up children. New labour has also cut benefits to loan parents.
    • New labour takes a more supportive view of social policy.
    • Changed the law on adoption to give unmarried, cohabiting couples, including gay couples, the right to adopt on the same basis as married couples.
    • Their welfare, tax and wage policies have been aimed at lifting children out of poverty by re-distributing income to the poor through higher benefits.


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