Just a quick reminder that, in the world that Peter Hitchens lives in:
– marriage is dead;
– weddings mean nothing;
– a decision to commit to a romantic relationship, and ask the government to formally recognise your family unit, must be absolutely and indefinitely binding for everyone involved, no matter how much about your own or your partner’s personality or behaviour or preferences have changed in the ensuing years and decades;
– and anything which loosens the law’s iron grip on you, once you’ve entered into a voluntary agreement with another human being, and allows you to reconsider the terms, is a totalitarian abomination.
Oh, and from a different section of that same article, all violent criminals are probably on drugs and the base rate fallacy doesn’t exist.
If I lived in a universe quite so miserable, my face might look like that too.