Farage: This Government is most anti-family ever

The Coalition is the “most anti-family Government we have ever seen”, Nigel Farage has said.

Mr Farage also criticised the Government for ploughing ahead with same-sex marriage in an interview with a national newspaper.

And the UKIP leader called for a “much more muscular defence of our Judaeo-Christian heritage”, as he hit out at the “Notting Hill claptrap about diversity”.


Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, Mr Farage also said he wanted to see the Archbishop of Canterbury and politicians support the Christian foundation of the UK.

He criticised the current Government for the “betrayal” of the family, saying: “This has been the most anti-family Government we have ever seen.”

And he added that its pursuit of same-sex marriage showed “their twisted sense of priorities”.


UKIP supports same-sex civil partnerships but opposes gay marriage. It is the only major political party to take such a stance.

In August this year Mr Farage said the Government’s taxation system is “nonsensical” and brands families where one parent stays at home as “the real economic enemy”.

Earlier this year the Bishop of Exeter also criticised the Government over its family policies.


The Rt Revd Michael Langrish said the Coalition was failing to follow up its “rhetoric” about supporting family life with “substance”.

Speaking specifically about stay-at-home parents, Rt Revd Michael Langrish said: “The concern for me is for those who have made a principled decision to stay at home and taken the financial hit.

“It is actually unfair and against the Government’s own rhetoric.”

The Bishop said: “We hear a lot from the Government about support for this and yet that rhetoric does not seem to be translated into public policy.”

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