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Clegg's key note speech will be closely watched
The all-new left-wing Nick Clegg?

Nick Clegg took a decisive swerve to the left today, as he opened the Liberal Democrat conference with an attack on Labour’s approach to the banks and Tory backbenchers approach to coalition.

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Spencer believes marriage can bring stability
Comment: Why co-habiting will never be as successful as marriage

Even as the number of co-habiting couples skyrockets, we must recognise marriage is a more reliable way of keep lovers together. Census data shows more children are being born to co-habiting couples. But we would be foolish to ignore the benefits of marriage.