This is interesting. Having spent so long undermining anything associated with the family, people like Tony Blair now start to realise that maybe it has some benefits. Result - horror and outrage on the part of the media and confusion by other politicians.
Horror on my part too, since I don't see the state understanding that this is a reason to support family formation or marriage. No, as we can see from the rhetoric, it's merely an excuse to increase efforts to micro-manage peoples' lives.
It's interesting to see how thought-provoking statistics can be, though.