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You can't force couples to stay together just because there are kids involved.
The Tory leader also defended changes to the tax credit system which will take effect today and force couples with children to work 24 hours a week - up from 16 hours - in order to qualify for the assistance.
Aa Avirama Golan, writing in the same paper, warned that the law would apply only to a tiny number of couples and would in practice entrench the power of the rabbis, who before approving a wedding would still force couples to submit to lengthy and humiliating investigations to ensure that neither was a Jew.

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