Your editorial (5 July) was right in one respect; the present government has shown that it prefers to act before it thinks. However, to reject Mr Redwood's suggestion as 'absurd' is for the Independent to respond without thinking. The details of Mr Redwood's suggestion certainly need more careful thought; however, his focus on the immorality connected with many one-parent family situations, and upon the importance of the 'love and support' that two-parent families should be able to offer children, is one that is long overdue.
RALPH E. IRELAND
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