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Arranged marriage

One hopes the powers that be are careful in their definition of "arranged" since; the British royalty, aristocracy and the wealthy have been arranging their marriages for centuries.
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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

I thought they were already outlawed - hence the priests that have been jailed for it.
As usual this is a waste of tax payers money to reinforce a law that already exists. Just like the power to snoop on your emails etc - the security services could already do that but no.. they have to go and invent another new law to waste money on  Roll eyes
I do agree though, something has to be done about this as it must be a huge problem these days.
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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

It isn't a criminal offense at present.
The reference to priest being jailed was for sham marriages to get round immigration rules not arranged marriages
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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

Ah ok, yes I was getting the two muddled up. Thanks for pointing that out jim
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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

Well, this really is gonna put a spanner in the works.
From my experiences (two weddings so far- oops, hope SWMBO didn't see that Cheesy) it's the bride and her mother that does all the arranging Wink

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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

Will it simply drive the practice underground?  I can't see it working.
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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

Anyway, the thread title is just plain wrong. Might be worth correcting it.  Wink
It's Forced Marriages that the proposed law relates to. Very different.
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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

True, but I didn't change the direction of the thread.
But I will change the title though.
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Re: Arranged marriage to be outlawed

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It's Forced Marriages that the proposed law relates to. Very different.

That makes more sense.
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Will it simply drive the practice underground?  I can't see it working.

It may well do so but the point is when it comes to light then there will be an offence committed and a punishment can then be served.
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Re: Arranged marriage

Funny cartoon in yesterdays paper showing an elderly chap having his elderly wife arrested on the grounds that her Father made him marry her (Shotgun wedding)